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Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:17:16 -0500
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Call for Proposals:
Classical Commentary Writers’ Workshop
Georgetown University, October 15–17, 2009

Proposals are solicited for participation in the fifth annual Classical 
Commentary Writers’ Workshop, to be held at Georgetown University on 
October 15–17, 2009. The 2009 workshop will be devoted to Greek texts. 
The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2009. The workshop will consist of 
five 3-hour sessions, each devoted to discussion of a single pre-circulated 
chunk of text and commentary. We work in an intensely practical, hands-on 
way, asking questions, making suggestions, working out problems, and the 
like. Our expectation is not that the group will examine the whole of 
anyone’s primary text, but that all participants will return in the end 
to their projects with fresh insights, ideas and questions, new 
bibliographic resources, and a sense of working within a supportive 
scholarly community.

Workshop sessions are open only to the convenors, S. Douglas Olson and Alex 
Sens; the five participants; and (by invitation) previous participants and 
occasional graduate student observers. Participants are expected to arrive 
late in the day on the 15th, and to stay for the entire proceedings, 
including a final dinner on Saturday night.

Projects should be well enough advanced to provide a substantial sample of 
text and commentary, but not so far along that the Workshop will be 
unlikely to affect the final shape. Proposals should consist of (1) a brief 
(maximum one-page) description of the project, its intended audience, and 
the expected publication venue; (2) a 10-page sample of text and 
commentary. Proposals should be submitted, preferably in PDF form, to the 
convenors at [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] Final Workshop 
samples will be due on Monday September 14, 2009, for pre-circulation to 
all participants.

Participants are asked to call first on their own research accounts and 
institutional resources to cover their transportation and housing costs. 
For those who lack such resources, the Workshop will provide up to $750 for 
travel and housing. All meals will be provided.

Support has been provided by the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, the 
Alexander Onassis Foundation, the Georgetown Provost’s Office, and the 
University of Minnesota’s Imagine Fund.

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