I teach political theory and the history of modern political thought. My area of specialism is critical theory with a particular emphasis on the thought of Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukács.
I have taught at Manchester Metropolitan since 2014, including leading Special Archive Projects at the People’s History Museum. I also teach neo-Gramscian approaches to International Relations. Previously, I lectured in European Studies at King’s College London, where I completed a PhD on the problem of subjectivity in Marxism in 2013.
I am the co-editor of a forthcoming volume entitled Revisiting Gramsci’s Laboratory: History, Politics and Philosophy in the ‘Prison Notebooks’ (Brill publications) that showcases innovative Gramscian scholarship. My recent publications include ‘Lebowitz, Lukács and Postone: Subjectivity in Capital’ in the journal Science & Society.
I have also published in the International Gramsci Journal, and Gramsciana: Rivista internazionale di studi su Antonio Gramsci. I have a chapter on ‘Antonio Gramsci’s Dialectic: Past and Present’ in the collection, Materialistische Dialektik bei Marx und über Marx hinaus (Freie Universität Berlin), and my chapter ‘Antonio Gramsci: Persons, Subjectivity and the Political’ will appear in the forthcoming collection Subjectivity and the Political: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge).
I am an active member of the International Gramsci Society, and I co-organized the Past & Present international Gramsci conference at King’s College London in June 2015. In recent years, I have also participated in the Ghilarza Summer Schools 2014 and 2016, advanced philological courses with international Gramsci scholars.
RP. Jackson (2017). Lebowitz, Lukács and Postone: Subjectivity in Capital. Science and Society. 81(2), pp.248-278.
RP. Jackson (2016). Subalternity and the Mummification of Culture in Gramsci’s “Prison Notebooks”. The International Gramsci Journal. 2(1), pp.201-225.
RP. Jackson (2016). On Bourdieu and Gramsci. Gramsciana: Rivista internazionale di studi su Antonio Gramsci. 2, pp.141-176.
RP. Jackson (2017). Antonio Gramsci: persons, subjectivity, and the political. G. Rae, E. Ingala. In: Subjectivity and the political: contemporary perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp.135-158.
RP. Jackson (2017). Antonio Gramsci’s Dialectic: Past and Present. S. Breda, K. Boveiri, FO. Wolf. In: Materialistische Dialektik bei Marx und über Marx hinaus. Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, pp.137-149.
‘Past and Present’ International Gramsci Conference
King’s College London June 2015
Co-organiser of international conference: 45 early career researchers from 16 countries with 10 established scholars, funded by: Departments of European Studies and Geography (King’s College London), also supported by International Gramsci Society, Ghilarza Summer School, UAM Mexico
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