CFP: Classics and the Great War (APA, January 2014)

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Organizer: David Scourfield, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

The Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception (COCTR) of the American Philological Association invites submissions for a panel to be held at the 145th Annual Meeting of the APA (Chicago, January 2-5, 2014), on the theme ‘Classics and the Great War’.

The Great War of 1914-1918 marks a watershed moment in European and world history in numerous ways. The panel envisaged will seek to consider the impact of that conflict on the field of Classics in a variety of respects. The Committee wishes in particular to invite proposals for papers on (a) literary receptions of classical texts or the classical world during or in the wake of the War, with a purview extending beyond the British war poetry which forms the subject of Elizabeth Vandiver’s Stand in the Trench, Achilles (2010), a study from which the panel draws much impetus, (b) the impact of the War on the scholarly reception of specific classical texts, in Britain, Germany, the United States, or elsewhere; but proposals on any other aspects or forms of reception, or on the cultural contexts within which such receptions were formulated, are also welcome. The panel will be restricted to receptions not later than the end of the 1920s.

Proposals for papers taking no more than twenty minutes to deliver should be sent via e-mail attachment (in Word format) to Professor Mary-Kay Gamel, APA Vice President for Outreach (mkgamel AT, by no later than November 15, 2012. Abstracts should follow the guidelines for the preparation of individual abstracts to be found on the APA website at All submissions will be subject to double-blind review by two referees and the panel as a whole evaluated by the APA Program Committee before notification of final acceptance. The Committee reserves the right to include in the full panel submission abstracts from invited speakers as well as abstracts selected through this call for papers.

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