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Name Dr Kurt Lampe
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department Department of Classics & Ancient History University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(UCSD), MA(Calif), PhD(UC Berkeley)
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Keywords Greek literature
Latin literature
modern literature
critical theory
Greek tragedy
psychoanalysis
existentialism
pragmatism
Areas of expertise I like to work at the interface of Greek and Latin literature with modern literature, philosophy, and critical theory. I am especially interested in how studying the classics can shed light on contemporary concerns. Ancient authors on which I am working at present include Plato, Xenophon, Musonius Rufus, and Horace. I am also increasingly interested in Greek tragedy. Modern perspectives with which I like to think include psychoanalysis, existentialism, and pragmatism. In addition to writing papers on the authors listed above, I am currently revising for publication my doctoral dissertation, Cyrenaic Ethics: Theory, Contexts, and Lifestyles.