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Call for Papers!

Paper submissions for Plebeian Vol. IV are now open!

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We are looking for papers to be presented at our conference on Friday 9 March 2018. Papers presented at The Assembly of the Plebs, our conference, will be published in Volume IV of Plebeian.

Any student registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science in the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible to submit a paper. The paper may have been written before this current term.

The paper must have a maximum word count of 4,000 and be related in some way to the Classical world. We encourage papers that engage not just with topics within the traditional scope of Classical studies (e.g. Greek and Roman history, philology, reception), but also with other disciplines, including, but not limited to, Mediaeval studies, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, philosophy, English, and the social sciences. We strongly encourage you to consider submitting papers (original or revised) that received A-range grades in CLA260, 300- and 400-level courses, and independent studies (although you are not required to disclose the grade). Papers should be formatted using the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition. Please also note that papers which are focussed on close, sustained analysis of a classical text should engage with the text in the original Latin or Greek.

We will also consider pieces of writing related to the field of Classics that do not conform to standards of academic writing (e.g. translations of classical texts, creative nonfiction, poetry).

Papers must be sent to us electronically in a .doc or .docx file format, titled as “Firstname.Lastname-Plebeian 2018”, to (e.g. “Bob.Cicero-Plebeian 2018” for Bob Cicero).

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Once the deadline has passed, we will select up to eight papers for presentation at the conference and publication in Plebeian. Submitters must be available throughout the winter term for three rounds of editing, meetings with their editors, and on the day of the conference, Friday 9 March 2018.

Please email your submissions and questions to before Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 5:00 p.m.