Classical Association of Canada, Annual Meeting, May 12-14, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia (hosted by the University of British Columbia)


The theme for this year's Women's Network/Réseau des Femmes Panel at the CAC is "Generations of Women". This panel explores the construction and representation of women as mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers, and intergenerational connections with the body, the family, and society more broadly, as well as the legacy of women scholars in the discipline of Classics. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: functional and dysfunctional familial relationships (including both public and private contexts); women and reproduction (within medical texts, religious rituals, and demography); women in foundation myths; feminist pedagogy; contributions of 19th and 20th century female classical scholars. This call for papers is meant to be suggestive rather than exclusive; we welcome papers that consider the theme from a variety of perspectives and sources of evidence (textual, visual, and material).

Send 300 word abstracts on the Proposal Form by January 16, 2009 to Dr. Leanne Bablitz via e-mail: (lbablitz AT or regular mail: Dr. Leanne Bablitz, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, BUCH C 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1. In addition, send a second copy of the abstract and the Proposal Form, meeting the same criteria, to Dr. Allison Glazebrook via email: (aglazebrook AT brocku.caaglazebrook AT or regular mail: Dept. of Classics, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1. Indicate on the submission form and in the e-mail subject line that the submission is to be considered for the "Generations of Women – WN/RF panel".

See for the proposal form, under “call for papers”.

For general inquiries, e-mail Fanny Dolansky (fdolansky AT, Allison Glazebrook (aglazebrook AT or Kathryn Mattison (Kathryn.mattison AT