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Dr Vanda D ZajkoB.A., Ph.D.(Exon.)

Reader in Classics

Vanda Zajko

Dr Vanda D ZajkoB.A., Ph.D.(Exon.)

Reader in Classics

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Research interests

Dr Zajko has wide-ranging research interests in the reception of classical myth and literature, particularly in the 20th and 21st centuries, and in psychoanalytic theory, feminist thought and literary empathy. She has published on a variety of ancient and modern authors including Homer, Aeschylus and Ovid, Shakespeare, Keats, Melanie Klein, James Joyce, Freud, Mary Shelley, Ted Hughes and Robert Graves.

She is currently working on projects about Classical myth and participatory culture; Classical literature, transnationalism and contemporary canon formation; translation and creativity in the work of Ted Hughes, Tony Harrison, and Simon Armitage. 

Dr Zajko is currently Programme Director for the interedisiplinary BA and MLib Liberal Arts programmes in the Faculty of Arts.  She  teaches undergraduate courses on Sex and Gender, Receptions of Greek Tragedy, and Approaches to Myth; this last unit involves a contemporary myth-making project where students work together in teams to create and film a modern version of a Classical myth. She also contributes to the MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures in the School of Modern Languages. 

She would be interested in supervising graduate dissertations on aspects of the reception of Classical myth and literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. 



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