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Jack Mitchell

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Jack Mitchell

Associate Professor, Classics, Dalhousie University
Ph.D. Classics 2006

Jack is an associate professor of Classics at Dalhousie University, where he has taught since 2010; previously he taught at the College of the Holy Cross and worked for the Perseus Project.  He received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 2006, writing a dissertation ("The Aural Iliad") on the relationship between the Homer scholia and the performative practice of reading aloud in the Hellenistic and Imperial periods; Richard Martin was his advisor, while Susan Stephens and Reviel Netz served on his dissertation committee.  In addition to scholarly work, he has published three young adult historical novels set in ancient Rome, a collection of aphorisms, and, most recently, an epic poem version of the original Star Wars film trilogy, as well as performing a Canadian epic in the Homeric style about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.