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Jack Mitchell

Position: 

Assistant Professor of Classics,
Dalhousie University
PhD 2006

Biography: 

Jack holds a tenure-track post in the Classics department at Dalhousie University; from 2006-2007 he taught at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.  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 two young adult historical novels set in ancient Rome (The Roman Conspiracy and The Ancient Ocean Blues) and has developed a Canadian epic poem about The Plains of Abraham.