Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 9.7.1 (2003 03 27)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray   (University of New Brunswick)    <
Published by the Classical Association of Canada/ Publié par la société canadienne des études classiques
President: Catherine Rubincam (University of Toronto at Mississauga)  <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Craig Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>
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CAC Annual Meeting
                 (AGM Information on line)
        2. Position Available
Call for Papers
         4. Conference Announcements


CAC Annual Meeting
Information concerning, among other things, program, registration and accommodations for this year’s meeting can be found at: (English); (French).

Position available
From: Mark Joyal

*The following advertisement was posted on March 12 on the CCB but was submitted to the editors without the final paragraph, which is now added.

8-month teaching term appointment

The Department of Classics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, invites applications for an 8-month teaching term appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory courses in the classical languages as well as more specialized courses in literature in translation and other aspects of classical civilization. Applicants must provide evidence of excellence in teaching. For information about the Department of Classics please visit our website at

Applications should be directed to: Dr. Mark Joyal, Head, Department of Classics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7. Fax: (709) 737-2135; Phone: (709) 737-8593 <>.

Letters of application should reach the Head by April 10, 2003, and should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and the names of three persons who can supply a letter of reference.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Call for Papers
From: Robert Weir

Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games:
An international conference on Olympic history, ancient to modern,
sponsored by The Canadian Academic Institute in Athens and Wilfrid
Laurier University, with participating institutions: the University of
Guelph, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor.
October 3-4, 2003:    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Final Call for Papers
Introduction: Southern Ontario is a focal point in Canada for the study of the Olympic Games both in their original development at Olympia, Greece and in their modern transformation from Athens, 1896 to Athens, 2004. The Olympic Round Table at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo has alternated yearly with the International Symposium for Olympic Research sponsored by the International Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario bringing together students, scholars, athletes and organizers of the Olympics Games. The Canadian Academic Institute in Athens, with home office at the University of Toronto and research facilities in Athens, Greece is preparing for the Athens 2004 Games by developing a Media Ring to support the information needs of media in Canada and elsewhere as they gear up for the upcoming Games in Greece, as well as other information resources for schools and interested visitors. Onward to the Olympics will bring together scholars and students of Olympic history to focus on major accomplishments of these unique athletic festivals, as we look to the future, to Athens in 2004 and to the place of Olympic athletics in the 21st century.

Call for Papers: Papers are invited on topics within the purview of the history of the Olympic Games, including, for example, gender issues, commercialism, political interference, idealism and spectacle. Abstracts (maximum 300 words) should be submitted to the conference chairs: Dr. Gerald Schaus <> (ancient Olympics) or Dr. Stephen Wenn <> (modern Olympics) by Friday, April 25, 2003. Mail submissions may be sent to either chair at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5.   Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes. Submissions will be reviewed for selection by appropriate members of the organizing committee.

Publication of selected papers from the conference is planned in a volume of Proceedings.

For further information, please see or the web site of the Canadian Academic Institute in Athens: .

Organizing Committee:
Gerald Schaus, chair, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Victor Matthews, Univ. of Guelph
Nigel Crowther, Univ. of Western Ontario
Robert Weir, Univ. of Windsor
Stephen Wenn, chair, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Kevin Wamsley, Univ. of Western Ontario
Robert Barney, Univ. of Western Ontario
Scott Martyn, Univ. of Windsor 

Conference Announcements
From: Michael MacDonald

Inventio: Rereading the Rhetorical Tradition
Multidisciplinary rhetoric conference
University of Waterloo on August 8-9, 2003
Sponsored by the Canadian Journal of Rhetorical Studies, Inventio: Rereading the Rhetorical Tradition will bring together more than fifty distinguished professors from across the disciplines to reexamine the past, present, and future of rhetorical studies.  The conference will also feature keynote lectures by three eminent scholars: Jonathan Culler (Class of 1916 Chair of English and Comparative Literature, Cornell University); Rita Copeland (Classical Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania); and Barbara Cassin (CNRS, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne). The Inventio conference will afford students and faculty a unique opportunity to observe how the art of rhetoric continues to play a vital role in the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. For more information (and to register), please visit the conference website at

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