The Carl Mark Deppe Memorial Lecture: May 11 at 5pm

Parthenon South ViewAbout Carl Mark Deppe

Carl Deppe was a charismatic young man and a promising student. In 1985 he was a sophomore at UCSC, studying Greek and ancient philosophy. While returning from a rock concert, he was killed by a drunk driver on Highway 17. His parents, George and Patricia Deppe, along with his friends, established this annual lecture series in his memory as a tribute to his interest in classical antiquity. Each spring a distinguished scholar is invited to give the Carl Mark Deppe lecture.

It is customary to begin each annual lecture by reading the essay Carl wrote when he applied for admission to the University of California: you can see that essay here.

2017 Carl Mark Deppe Lecture

Richard Martin, Stanford University

Thursday, May 11th
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Cowell Provost House


Past Deppe Lectures

Carol Dougherty, Wellesley College. Nobody's Home: Mētis, Improvisation, and the Instability of Return in Homer’s Odyssey

Adrienne Mayor, Research Scholar (2014/15). The Warrior's Husband: Theseus, Antiope, and the Amazons

Harry Berger Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz (2013/14). Dying Angry: The Wrath of Socrates in Plato's Dialogue, Phaedo

Simon Goldhill, Cambridge University (2012/13). First Words, Dying Moments: Starting and Ending in Sophocles and Euripides

Grant Parker, Stanford (2011/12). Obelisks: Exotic Continuity and Change

Emily Greenwood, Yale (2010/11). Regarding Priam: Reconciliation and Classical Reception

Leslie Kurke, UC Berkeley (2009/10). Aesop, Popular Culture, and the Invention of Greek Prose

Hayden White, Staford University (2008/9). Classical Inventions of History

James I. Porter, UC Irvine (2007/8). Sublime Monuments in Ancient Esthetics

Carl Phillips, U Washington (2006/7). Sense and Sensibility: The Art and Controversies of Translation

Janina Darling, UC Santa Cruz (2005/6). Sewing the Body: Ideological Underpinnings of Greek Drapery

Erich Gruen, UC Berkeley (2004/5). Identity Theft in the Ancient Mediterranean

Ruby Blondell, University of Washington (2003/4). Plato the "Dramatist"

John Hamilton, Harvard (2002/3). Ecce Philologus: Nietzsche, Gratitude and Pindar's Second Pythian Ode

Susan Stephens, Stanford (2001/2). The Mask of Posidippus: Recovering Greek Literature from Egyptian Tombs

Josiah Ober, Princeton, (2000/1). Promiscuous Knowledge: The Politics of Learning in Democratic Athens

Margaret Doody, Notre Dame (1999/2000). Witty Speech and Witty Silence: Sexual Rhetorical and Personal Power in the Heroines of Ancient Greek Novels

Mark Edwards, Stanford (1998/9). Music and Meaning in Three Songs of Aeschylus

Laura Slatkin, University of Chicago (1997/8). Work and the Human Condition in Early Greek Thought

Andrew Stewart, UC Berkeley (1996/7). Women, Dress, and Desire in Classical Athens

Froma Zeitlin, Princeton University (1995/6). A Passion for Viewing: Ekphrasis and the Dynamics of Imaging in the Greek Romance

James Tatum, Dartmouth (1994/5). Homeric Maya Lin

Sarah Morris, UCLA (1993/4). A Chorus of Stones: Near Eastern Visions of the Trojan War

Victor Davis Hanson, CSU Fresno (1992/3). The Other Greeks

Carolyn DeWald, USC (1991/2). Between Story and History: The Investigations of Herodotus

Matthew Santirocco, University of Pennsylvantia (1990/1). Poets on the Palatine

Anne Carson, McGill University (1989/90). Dirt and Desire: The Phenomenology of Female Pollution in Antiquity

Norman O. Brown, UCSC (1988/9). The Vision of Suor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Page duBois, UCSD (1987/8). Sappho is Burning

Jack Winkler, Stanford University (1986/7). The Authoress of the Odyssey