Kenneth David Jackson

Kenneth David Jackson

Biography

Kenneth David Jackson is professor of Luso-Brazilian literature at Yale University. He did his doctorate with Jorge de Sena at the University of Wisconsin. He is interested in modernist movements in literature and other arts, Portuguese culture in Asia, Luso-Brazilian literature, poetry, music and ethnography. Among his books: Cannibal Angels: Transatlantic Modernism and the Brazilian Avant-garde; Machado de Assis: A Literary Life; Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa; Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story; Portugal: the first avant-gardes. On Orient-related studies, he has published A Presença Oculta, Sing Without Shame, Os Construtores dos Oceanos, De Chaul a Batticaloa: as Marcas do Império Marítimo Português na Índia e no Sri Lanka, and three CDs of Creole music recordings from the series A Viagem dos Sons. In Portugal, he released the CD-ROM, Luís de Camões and the First Edition of The Lusiads. He has researched in Portugal and Brazil, in India and Sri Lanka, has been a Fulbright professor and has performed as a cellist in several professional orchestras and a string quartet.