Kendall Sharp

sharp Assistant Professor of Classics

BA, PhD Chicago.
Office: Lawson Hall 3226
Extension: 84518
Email: ksharp4@uwo.ca 

On Leave 2014-2015

Special Interests:

Greek and Latin language; archaic and classical Greek literature, especially Homer, Herodotus and Plato; ancient philosophy and history as literary genres; anthropology and the Classics; liberal education; writing pedagogy.

Research Interests:

  • Greek and Latin language
  • Archaic and classical Greek literature, especially Homer, Herodotus and Plato
  • Ancient philosophy and history as lliterary genres
  • Anthropology and the Classics
  • Liberal education 

Papers In Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • Socratics and Skratikoi logoi in Platos Dialogues. In: the proceedings of the conference, Giornate di Studio sulla Letteratura Socratica Antica (ed. L. Rossetti). Levante di Bari. (Forthcoming 2007)

  • From Solon to Socrates: Proto-Socratic Dialogues in Herodotus. In: La Costruzione del Discorso Filosofico nellEt dei Presocratici (ed. M.M. Sassi). Pubblicasioni della Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (2006), pp. 81-102.


Invited Papers:

  • Signs, Self, and Society: Plato's Conception of Soul in the Symposium. Midwestern Consortium on Ancient Religions: The Soul in Ancient Thought and Cult. Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 2006. 

  • Socratics and Skratikoi logoi in Platos Dialogues. Giornate di Studio sulla Letteratura Socratica Antica. Senigallia, Italy, February 2005.

  • From Solon to Socrates: Proto-Socratic Dialogues in Herodotus. Il Symposium Praesocraticum: La Costruzione del Discorso Filosofico nellEt dei Presocrtici. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, September 2004.


Conference Proceedings:

  • Saving Face Socratically: Honor, Irony and Conversation in Platos Hippias Major. Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Annual Meeting. St. Louis, April 2004.


Workshop Presentations:

  • Platos Signifying Monkey: The Art of Audience Construction in the Apology of Socrates. Colloquium Series of the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Spring 2007.

  • Hidden Dialogue as a Plot Device: Socratic Discourse in Platos Alcibiades Major. Colloquium Series of the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Winter 2006. 

  • The Composition of Wisdom: The Literary Representation of Socratic Discourse. Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy Workshop, University of Chicago, Fall 2004. 

  • Saving Face Socratically: Honor, Irony and Conversation in Platos Hippias Major. Colloquium Series of the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Spring 2004.

  • Problems of Platos Poetics: Double-Voiced Discourse in the Apology of Socrates. Ancient Rhetoric and Poetics Workshop, University of Chicago, Spring 2003.