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Mark Payne

Mark Payne is Professor in the Department of Classics and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Theocritus and the Invention of Fiction and The Animal Part: Human and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination, which RECEIVED the 2011 Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism. Mark has also published articles on poetry, poetics, and ancient ideas of life.