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Dr Kurt W LampeBA(UCSD), M.A.(Calif.), PhD(UC Berkeley)

Senior Lecturer

Kurt Lampe

Dr Kurt W LampeBA(UCSD), M.A.(Calif.), PhD(UC Berkeley)

Senior Lecturer

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Research interests

I received my PhD in classics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. My much-revised thesis came out as The Birth of Hedonism (Princeton) in 2015. In 2016 I was the Principal Investigator for an international networking grant funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, which sought to extend dialogues between ancient Greek and Roman Stoicism and current continental philosophy. Two edited volumes are now under contract with Bloomsbury: French and Italian Stoicisms and German Stoicisms. In the last few years my interests have turned increasingly to the philosophy and anthropology of religion. I have begun to bring this together with my longstanding work on philosophy of mind and depth psychology, leading toward a project on classical polytheism and the theory and therapy of emotions. 


Rm 1.2, 36 Tyndalls Park Road

(0117) 928 8168

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Research Supervision

I'd be particularly enthusiastic about supervising work that combines contemporary continental philosophy or psychoanalysis with ancient Greek and Roman culture, especially philosophy, literature, or religion.  


My teaching ranges from Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels through ancient rhetoric, philosophy, epic and tragic poetry in translation, myth and religion. I also teach a range of modern topics, from the clinical and philosophical aspects of psychoanalysis to cinema and comic books. 

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Postal address:
11 Woodland Road
United Kingdom