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Dr Jan Parker teaches and researches Classical and Comparative Literature in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. She is Founder Editor of Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an international journal of theory, research and practice.
She has been teaching Homer, both in Greek and in translation, for over 15 years, including 'Opening the Text: Homer' courses for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and an annual course for the University of Cambridge International Summer School, which she directs. Among her books is Tradition, Translation, Trauma: the Classic and the Modern; she has edited and written an introduction to George Chapman's translation of the Iliad and Odyssey.