17.2  ~  2010 10 15  ~  ISSN 1198-9149

Editor / rédacteur: Guy Chamberland (Thorneloe University at Laurentian University)

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Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada
Publication électronique de la Société canadienne des études classiques

President / présidente: Alison Keith (University of Toronto)
Secretary / secrétaire: John Serrati (McGill University, Montreal)
Treasurer / trésorière: Ingrid Holmberg (University of Victoria)


Contents / Table des matières

[1] Association Announcements & News / Annonces & nouvelles de l'Association
      ~  Prix du mérite: appel à nominations / Award of Merit: call for nominations

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA
      ~  CCB/BCEA @ Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et archives Canada

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler
      ~  No announcements this month

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences
      ~  APA: Postcolonial Latin American Adaptations of Greek and Roman Drama

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses & concours
      ~  No announcements this month

[6] Summer Study & Field Schools
      ~  No announcements this month

[7] Varia
       ~  L'Année épigraphique 2007
       ~  Second issue of VATES
       ~  Ontario Grad Day at Brock (reminder)


[1]  Association Announcements & News / Annonces & nouvelles de l'Association

From: Jonathan Edmondson

(English text follows)
Nous invitons les nominations au Prix du mérite, selon la procédure prescrite par l'article (b) du règlement 13 de la Société. Toutes nominations et demandes de renseignements doivent être addressées au président sortant de la société et président du comité de sélection, M. Jonathan Edmondson, Department of History, 2140 Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 <jedmond@yorku. ca>. La date limite est le 15 décembre 2010.

(a) La Société attribue un Prix du mérite pour reconnaître les efforts soutenus et méritoires d'un membre à la réalisation des objectifs de la Société (tels que définis à l’article 2 des Statuts). Le Prix consiste en une mention honorifique et un certificat offerts lors de l'assemblée générale annuelle. Le Prix est l'occasion pour la Société de reconnaître la contribution remarquable d'un membre à la discipline, telle l'excellence et l'innovation en enseignement, la formation et l'encadrement d'étudiants et de collègues, la promotion des civilisations grecque et romaine auprès du grand public et les services rendus à la Société.
(b) Le Prix du mérite est accordé selon la procédure suivante. Chaque année, avant le 15 septembre, la Société fait parvenir aux membres un appel à nominations dont la date limite est fixée au 15 décembre. Chaque nomination devra être co-signée par un proposeur et un secondeur et fournira un exposé des motifs qui justifient la nomination. Peu avant ou à l'occasion de sa réunion d'automne, le conseil constituera un comité présidé par le président sortant et composé d'un membre ordinaire du conseil et de deux membres de la Société. Le comité fera part de sa (ses) recommandation(s) au conseil à l'occasion de la réunion du printemps. Un ou plusieurs Prix peuvent être octroyés chaque année. Le comité se charge de la rédaction du texte de la (des) mention(s) qui sera (seront) lue(s) à l'assemblée générale annuelle de la Société.


We call for nominations for the Award of Merit, in accordance with the procedure outlined in section (b) of Bylaw 13 of the Association. Enquiries and nominations should be addressed to this year's Past President and Committee chair, Professor Jonathan Edmondson, Department of History, 2140 Vari Hall, York University, Toronto ON M3J 1P3 <>. Note: The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2010.

(a) The Association shall administer an Award of Merit in order to recognize a member's longstanding and meritorious efforts in fulfilling the goals of the Association (as defined in Article 2 of the Constitution). The Award shall consist of a citation and certificate presented at the Annual General Meeting. The Award is an opportunity for the Association to acknowledge outstanding service to the discipline, such as, but not limited to, excellent or innovative teaching, mentoring of students and faculty colleagues, promoting knowledge of the ancient Greek and Roman world among the general public, and service to the Association.
(b) The Award of Merit shall be made according to the following procedure. Each year before September 15th, the Association shall issue a call for nominations to all members, with a deadline for submissions of December 15th. Each nomination shall be signed by a nominator and a seconder, and shall include a statement of the specific reasons for the nomination. At or before its Fall meeting the Council shall strike a committee consisting of one ordinary Council member, two regular members of the Association, and the Past President as chair. This committee shall report its recommendation(s) to the Council at its spring meeting. One or more awards may be made in any year. The Committee shall compose citation(s) to be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.


[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA

From: Guy Chamberland

Note that the CCB is archived both on the CAC website and with Library and Archives Canada in their Electronic Collection:

Veuillez prendre note que les archives du BCEA sont accessibles non seulement sur le site de la SCEC mais aussi sur celui de Bibliothèque et archives Canada:


[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Appels aux communications; conférences

From: Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

Postcolonial Latin American Adaptations of Greek and Roman Drama

143rd Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association
January 5-8, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
Organized by Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (Saint Joseph's University)

Research on the reception of classical drama has focused on Europe, Northern America, Africa, and Australasia, but has ignored, for no justifiable reason, Latin America. Greek and Roman tragedies regarded as canonical in the West migrated to this region since the early colonial years and have been rewritten, especially in recent decades, to suit modern social and political concerns. For example, Griselda Gambaro's Furious Antigone (1986) and José Watanabe's Antigone (1999), two of the many Latin American adaptations of Sophocles' play, appropriate a seminal story of protest against state oppression to discuss the issue of the desaparecidos, the thousands of "missing" civilians who were abducted, tortured, and murdered in secret by military and paramilitary forces during the Dirty War in Argentina and Peru respectively. Similarly, in Medea in the Mirror (1960) José Triana blends motifs from Euripides and Seneca to comment on the social and racial inequalities in pre-Revolution Cuba, whereas Jorge Alí Triana revisits Sophocles in his film Oedipus Mayor (1996) to document aspects of the Colombian Civil War waged between the army and peasant guerillas.
The attention that Latin American adaptations of Greek and Roman drama have so far received from Anglophone classicists (Nelli 2009, 2010; Nikoloutsos 2010, 2011; Torrance 2007) is disproportionate to their number and geographical spread. Seeking to raise awareness about this important area of research, this panel --the first of its kind to be organized at a national level-- solicits papers that examine case studies and approach the topic from a variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives. Questions to be discussed include, but are not limited to, the following:
--- What is the artistic and sociohistorical context for these adaptations?
--- Are they direct derivates of the Greek or Roman original, or are there other texts or traditions involved in this hybridization?
--- Are these rewritings dominated by or emancipated from the ancient prototype in terms of narrative structure, character development, and ideology?
--- Does this blending of classical themes with postcolonial experiences leave room for indigenous, mestizo, mulatto, or other mixed-race identities to be expressed?
--- What conclusions about the migration of ideological topoi and stylistic features across Latin America can we draw from these adaptations?

Abstracts must be received in the APA office by February 1, 2011. Please send an anonymous abstract as a PDF attachment to Be sure to mention the title of the panel and provide complete contact information and any AV requests in the body of your email. In preparing the abstract, please follow the APA's formatting guidelines for individual abstracts. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously. Inquiries can be addressed to


[7] Varia

From: Mireille Corbier

Mireille Corbier, directeur de L'Année épigraphique (Paris), fait savoir que L'Année épigraphique 2007 (1793 notices, 937 pages dont 200 pages d'index), est parue en août 2010. Les commandes doivent être adressées aux Presses Universitaires de France :

Mireille Corbier, director of L'Année épigraphique (Paris), announces that L'Année épigraphique 2007 (containing 1,793 entries and 937 pages, including 200 pages of index) was published in August, 2010, and is now available. Orders should be sent to Presses Universitaires de France at

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From: Mark Walker

Dear Latin poetry lover,

Just a note to let you know that the second issue of VATES: The Journal of New Latin Poetry is now available (free and gratis) in pdf format.

Aside from several delightful new Latin poems, this issue includes articles on neo-Latin poets John Owen and Joseph Tusiani, as well as much more.

Follow this link to read or download:

If you have any problems, do please let me know and I'll send you a copy via email.

And don't hesitate to write with your thoughts, or even send us a poem!

Best regards,
Mark Walker, Editor

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From: Fanny Dolansky

Please circulate the following message among your students:

The Department of Classics at Brock University is pleased to host this year's Ontario Grad Day on Saturday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet faculty and hear about MA and PhD programs in Classics and Classical Archaeology at universities in Ontario and New York state. Learn about funding opportunities including SSHRC and OGS, overseas projects, and more. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend.

For those who register by October 15, lunch will be provided free of charge. Registration information and additional details (including a campus map) are available at the department's home page:

For questions, please contact Prof. Allison Glazebrook (


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