Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes
8.2 -- 2001 10 15 ISSN 1198-9149

Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray
(University of New Brunswick)

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Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada/
Publié par courrier électronique par la société canadienne
des études classiques
President: James Russell (University of British Columbia)
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: C. Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>

Contents of CCB/BCEA 8.2 (2001 10 15) CCB Archive
BCÉA Archives

[1] Positions Available
        (Brock, Windsor (3), Manitoba)
[2] Calls for Papers
        (Rutgers, Ohio State)

[1] Positions Available

From: Leslie Longo-Viccica, Brock University <Back>

A Probationary Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor

The Department of Classics at Brock University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July, 2002.  It is subject to budgetary approval.

We seek a scholar who has a keen interest in teaching Classical Greek language and Greek literature-in-translation and a strong research commitment to Greek literature or history, and who will also contribute to the rest of the Classics mandate as described below.  Candidates must have the Ph.D. or provide evidence that they will have it before the appointment begins.  Other qualifications are demonstrated high achievement in undergraduate teaching, published work and evidence of continuing research.

The Classics Department normally consists of six faculty members teaching a variety of courses towards pass and honours degrees in Classical Studies, Classical Languages (Greek and Latin at all levels), and Ancient Art and Archaeology (but including the languages).  Besides these major programs, we also offer introductory courses in mythology and in civilization to satisfy a general requirement, and first-year language courses to satisfy a language requirement.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  Brock University is committed to a positive action policy aimed at reducing gender imbalance in faculty; qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 14 December, 2001.  Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and any other supporting material, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Professor Richard Parker
Chair, Department of Classics
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2S 3A1
Fax: 905-688-2789
More information on Brock University may be found on the Universityís website:

From: Carmela Papp, University of Windsor <Back>
Tenure-track in Classical Studies,
Tenure-track in Roman Studies, and
3 year limited-term in Classics

The University of Windsor invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Classical Studies in the areas of Roman Studies, Greek Studies, and a 3 year limited-term faculty position in Classics (AOS Open) commencing July 1, 2002.  Subject to Budgetary Approval.  For detailed position descriptions visit our website at Closing Date of Applications:

Roman Studies, November 1, 2001;
Greek Studies, November 15, 2001;
Classics (AOS Open), March 1, 2002.

Contact Dr. Susan Wendt-Hildebrandt, Head, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4; Tel: 519-253-3000, Ext. 2873; Fax; 519-971-3648; <>

From: From: Rory Egan, University of Manitoba <Back>
Assistant Professor
Three-year term commencing July 1, 2002
Art and Archaeology of Rome or Late Antiquity
The Department of Classics at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a term of three years commencing July 1, 2002. The appointee's area of specialization will be in the Art and Archaeology of Rome or Late Antiquity. A Ph.D. completed by the time of  ppointment is required.  Ability to teach undergraduate courses in Latin and/or Greek and in Classical civilization and ancient history is desirable, as is access to field-work opportunities for students. Starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

A complete application consisting of a letter of application, a current CV, evidence of successful teaching, and a sample of scholarly writing must be received by December 6, 2001. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to

Rory B. Egan, Head
Department of Classics
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M8
(FAX 204 474-7684)
Further information concerning this position, or the Department may be obtained from or by email at <>.

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

For US and other jobs see the listings of the American Philological Association:

and the Atrium:


[2] Calls for Papers

From: Debra Nousek, Rutgers University <Back>

Call for Papers
Talking Texts: Speaker and Addressee in the Ancient World

Graduate Student Conference
When: Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6, 2002
Where: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

As students of antiquity, we are engaged in a dialogue with texts and other ancient evidence. This relationship often defies specific definition, causing us to re-evaluate our status as an audience.  As we read and interpret, we must ask "who is speaking?" and "who is being addressed?".  In asking such questions we are forced to realize that we in the 21st century are but one point in a long tradition of speakers and addressees. Nor are these questions limited to ancient literature, for inscriptions, art and architecture engage the viewer in a similar way.  Our conference will examine this multiplicity of voices, both internal and external, and the complex relationships among them.

We invite graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s to submit papers (approx. 20 mins.) which examine the various roles and relationships between speakers and addressees in the ancient world. Possible topics may include but are not limited to: questions of genre, deixis, performance, oral theory, gender studies, philosophical dialogue, reception, ancient publication, ritual, religion, epigraphy, art and archaeology.

Please send abstracts (no more than 500 words) by October 31, 2001 to:

Classics Graduate Student Association
c/o Department of Classics, Rutgers University
131 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
For further information contact:
    Debra Nousek <>
    Lawrence Kowerski <>

or visit the following website:

From: Stratos Constantinidis, Ohio State University <Back>
The 26th Comparative Drama Conference: April 25-27, 2002
Call for Papers Deadline: December 1, 2001

This call for papers includes the following information: (1) The Announcement, (2) The Conference and its keynote speakers, (3) The Journal, (4) The Co-sponsors, (5) Pre-organized Panels, (6) Session Chairs, (7) Pre-registration, (8) Hotel Accommodations, (9) The Conference Board.

The Announcement
Papers reporting on new research and developments in any aspect of drama are invited for the 26th Comparative Drama Conference that will take place at The Ohio State University, April 25-27, 2002. Papers may be comparative across disciplines, periods or nationalities; and may deal with any issue in dramatic theory, criticism, and literature, or any method of historiography, translation, or production. Papers should be 15 minutes in length and should be accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars and artists in all languages and literatures are invited to email (but not as an attached file) a 400-word abstract (with paper title, author's name, institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left) to Dr. Stratos Constantinidis at <> by December 1, 2001. Attendance is expected of all those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation. Abstracts will be printed in the conference program.

The Conference
The Comparative Drama Conference is an international, interdisciplinary conference. It was founded by Dr. Karelisa Hartigan at The University of Florida in 1977. Every year, about 150 scholars are invited to present and discuss their work in the field of drama. The conference draws participants from both the Humanities and the Arts. The papers delivered range over the whole field of theatre research and production. Over the past 25 years, the participants have come from 27 countries. Papers selected for presentation are assigned to a session of the conference including other papers with related themes. Sessions are established to cover all papers selected. Each year a distinguished theatre scholar or artist whose recent work is relevant to the conference is invited to address the participants in a plenary session. Past keynote speakers have included: Charles Beye, Bernard Beckerman, Peter Walcot, Edith Kern, John Peradotto, William C. Scott, Enoch Brater, Oscar Brockett, Charles Lyons, Bernd Seidensticker, Juan Villegas, and Marvin Carlson. The keynote speaker for 2002 will be Professor Helene Foley (Columbia University). Dr. Foley will talk on the topic of adapting the classics. Her most recent book is Female Acts in Greek Tragedy (Princeton University Press, 2001).

The Journal
You are welcome to subscribe to the conference journal, Text & Presentation.  For 22 years, T&P has been publishing the best papers presented at the conference, and has helped readers understand what is happening in the field of drama internationally. Each issue consists of up to 15 articles which have undergone anonymous peer reviews to meet high standards. Throughout the journal's history, the articles have framed dramatic discourse, identified emerging trends, and challenged established views. Participants in the conference are invited to submit
their papers to Text & Presentation. The papers should have a scholarly format, including endnotes (following the MLA guidelines) and full bibliography. Papers can be extended beyond the delivery length, but should not exceed 18 double-spaced pages (including endnotes and bibliography). Please send four copies of each submission postmarked by May 31, 2002, to Dr. Stratos Constantinidis, Department of Theatre, The Ohio State University, 1849 Cannon Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Every issue after 1999 features up to five book reviews by noted scholars. For more information, contact Dr. Verna Foster, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626. Email <>

The Co-sponsors
The 26th Comparative Drama Conference and the 22nd issue of its journal are funded in part by the Department of Greek and Latin, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Division of Comparative Studies, the Department of English, the Department of Near Eastern Literatures, the Department of French & Italian, the Department of African-American and African Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Slavic and East European Literatures, and the Department of Theatre at The Ohio State University. Attendance at all the sessions of the Comparative Drama Conference is open and free to the faculty and students of these departments.

Pre-organized panels
Pre-organized panels will also be considered. A pre-organized panel should include three papers. Each paper should be 15 minutes in length. Panel proposals should include (1) a copy of each panelist's 400-word abstract with paper title, author's name, institutional affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address at top left; and (2) a succinct, 50-word rationale for the grouping of the papers (with the name, institutional affiliation, postal address, and email address of the panel organizer at top left). The panel organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to <> by December 1, 2001.

Session Chairs
Submitters and non-submitters of abstracts who are interested in chairing a session at the conference are invited to send a brief CV highlighting areas of expertise to <>. The 25th Comparative Drama Conference had 57 Session Chairs.

All submitters of abstracts will be notified by email as to the board's decision regarding their abstracts. The submitters whose abstracts are accepted for presentation, will be asked to prepare full papers (suitable for 15-minute readings) for delivery at the conference on April 25-27, 2002. If a submitter has not received notification of acceptance by January 30, 2002, please contact the conference director at   <> . All presenters will be required to pre-register. The 2002 pre-registration fees are as follows: (1) Presenter or Presenter & Session Chair: $85 for faculty members. (2) Presenter: $70 for graduate students. (3) Non-presenter Session Chair: $60. (4) Guests: $50. All submitters of abstracts are advised to apply for travel funds from their home institutions as early as possible. The pre-registration fee covers all conference events and services including a copy of the conference program & abstract booklet (about 106 pages), a copy of the 22nd volume of Text & Presentation (about 200 pages), admission to all the conference sessions, admission to the conference reception (food and soft drinks), a ticket to a two-hour show produced by The Contemporary American Theatre Company, bus transportation from the hotel to the show and back, etc. The pre-registration forms will be e-mailed with the letter of notification in January.

Hotel Accommodations
Holiday Inn on the Lane has agreed to offer a special rate to the participants of the Comparative Drama Conference: $85 single, double, triple, or quad rate. This arrangement allows two participants who prefer to share a room to pay only about $43 each, plus tax. Four participants who agree to share a room will pay about $21 each, plus tax. When contacting the hotel (1-800-465-4329 or 614-294-4848) please mention the "Comparative Drama Conference block." The hotel will provide airport shuttle service free of charge. Participants can also find other hotels near campus with lower rates. A limited number of rooms will also be available in the OSU dormitories. A single-bed room will cost $30 per night. A two-bed room will cost $15 per person per night.

The Conference Board (2001-2002)
Stratos E. Constantinidis (Ohio State University), Harry J. Elam (Stanford University), William Elwood (Southern Connecticut State University), Verna Foster (Loyola University Chicago), Kiki Gounaridou (Smith College), Jan L. Hagens (University of Notre Dame), Karelisa Hartigan (University of Florida), William Hutchings (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Jeffrey Loomis (Northwest Missouri State University), Helen Moritz (Santa Clara University), Elizabeth Scharffenberger (Columbia University), James Svendsen (University of Utah), Ronald W. Wince (McMaster University).

For more information, please call: (614)292-5821 or (614)292-1261.
Email: <>

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