Assistant Professor — PhD 1997, Harvard University
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: WAG 21
- Campus Mail Code: C3400
Research and other work:
Formulas and oral aesthetics in early Greek poetry; speech and speech representation in Homeric epic; representations of art and interpretation in Augustan Latin poetry
Beginning Latin and Greek
Intermediate Latin (Cicero, love elegy, Ovid, Catullus); Intermediate Greek (Homer, Plato, Lysias, Herodotus, Euripides)
Advanced Latin (Petronius, Ovid, Horace, Vergil); Advanced Greek (archaic poetry, Homer, Greek drama, Aristophanes, Sophocles, Apollonius of Rhodes)
Classical Mythology; Ancient Epic; Epic Tradition; Introduction to Western Literature
Awards and honors:
2010, Summer Research Assignment, University of Texas
2004, National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship
Select recent publications:
"The First Simile of the Aeneid," forthcoming in Vergilius (2014)
“Simile Structure in Homeric Epic and Vergil’s Aeneid,” forthcoming in Orality and Literacy X conference proceedings
“Speech Presentation and Audience(s) in Hesiod’s Theogony,” under revision for Classical Antiquity
Similes in Vergil’s “Aeneid,” in preparation for submission to Cambridge University Press
A commentary on Homer Iliad 16, proposal in preparation for Cambridge University Press (green and yellow series)
“Expressive Narration in Apollonius’ Argonautica” (article in preparation)
Speech Presentation in the Homeric Epics (University of Texas Press, 2012); Hamilton Book Award nominee
Companion database: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/DeborahBeck
Homeric Conversation (Harvard University Press, 2005 [Hellenic Studies 14]).
Articles and book chapters--
“The Presentation of Song in Homer’s Odyssey,” 25–53 in Orality and Literacy IX, Minchin, E., ed. (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
"Speech Act Types, Conversational Exchange, and the Speech Representational Spectrum in Homer," 137-51 in Narratology and Interpretation, J. Grethlien and A. Rengakos, eds. (Walter de Gruyter), 2009.
"Character-Quoted Direct Speech in the Iliad," Phoenix 62.2 (2008), 162-83.
"Narratology and Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Homeric Speech Representation," TAPA 138.2 (2008), 351-78.
"Ecphrasis, Audience, and Interpretation in Aeneid 1 and Odyssey 8.” American Journal of Philology 128.4 (2007), 533-49.