The Carl Mark Deppe Memorial Lecture: May 3, 2019

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.

2019 Carl Mark Deppe Lecture

Professor Alex Purves, UCLA

Friday, May 3rd
Cowell Provost House

Past Deppe Lectures

Amy Richlin, UC Los Angeles, "Classics from Below"

Richard Martin, Stanford University, "Lost Boys and Lethal Toys: Achilles in the Light of Irish Saga"

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"