Department of Classics

Tribute to Douglass Parker (1927-2011)

Fri, November 18, 2011 | UT campus

Professor Parker
Professor Parker


Celebrating the life and work of Douglass Parker, translator, poet, trombonist, parageographer, and Professor of Classics at UT from 1968 until his retirement in 2007.


Friday, November 18

Inaugural Douglass S. Parker Lecture / Performance

James Tatum, Aaron Lawrence Professor Emeritus of Classics at Dartmouth

"Ragging the Classics: The Story of the Music in James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man (1912)"

3 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium, Rainey Hall (HRH)

Update 3/22/12

Audio files of the lecture will soon be posted below. The files are large and may take a while to load.

Download a PDF of the program and follow along.

Saturday, November 19

Tribute to the Life and Work of Professor Parker

Readings and remarks by friends, students, and colleagues.

10 a.m. in Goldsmith Auditorium (GOL 3.120)


Parker Plays: Scenes from His Translations

  • Lysistrata by Aristophanes
  • Wedding Day (Samia) by Menander
  • Heavensgate Deposition (Apocolocyntosis) by Seneca
  • Double Bind (Menaechmi) by Plautus

Performed by UT students and faculty, with musical interludes on flute.

2 p.m. in Calhoun Auditorium (CAL 100)


Advice on Parking
Normally the best bet for both days is one of the garages on or around campus:
    UT garages, Dobie garage, or the Co-op garage (2214 San Antonio).
But Saturday there is a home football game at 7 pm, so campus parking is likely to be at a premium. Here is advice from campus Parking Services:

San Antonio Garage (SAG) and 27th Street Garage (TSG) will offer no charge parking for all valid UT permit holders five hours before game time. Parking is on a space available basis in San Antonio Garage (SAG) and 27th Street (TSG). Speedway Garage (SWG) at Speedway and 27th Street, 27th Street Garage (TSG) at 27th Street and University Ave, and San Antonio Garage (SAG) at San Antonio Street and 25th Street will offer game day parking for $15.

UT surface parking lots will be available for public parking for $15: Lots 17, 18, 25, 56, and 92, and Speedway between Dean Keeton and 23rd Street, and University Avenue between Dean Keeton and 24th Street.


Sponsored by: Department of Classics

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