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Positions available on the WCC UK Steering Committee


Nominations are being solicited for joining the Steering Committee of the Women’s Classical Committee UK. The Steering Committee runs the WCC UK, including organizing events, workshops, and future development of the WCC UK. Two new Committee members will be elected by the membership, and will serve for four years, with the option to run for re-election for a further four year term. The Steering Committee wishes to encourage a diverse organization comprised of representatives from any background, location, or career level.

In addition to nominations of others, we also strongly encourage members to nominate themselves if they are interested in the roles. Nominees must be members of the WCC UK in good standing (please check with Christine Plastow at christine.plastow[at]open.ac.uk) if you are unsure of your membership status). Names of nominees should be submitted to Thea Lawrence, the Elections Officer, at TLawrence[at]lincoln.ac.uk, by Wednesday 23th of December 2020. 

The Elections Officer will contact nominees for permission to place their candidacy on the ticket. The Elections Officer will require a short CV (1 page) and an election statement from each nominee. These will be made available on the WCC UK website for members to review prior to voting. For previous examples of such materials, see here.

Voting will open on Monday 4th January and run until Friday the 5th of February 2021. The elected members will be announced in mid-February, and will assume office at the AGM in April

If you have any questions about the Steering Committee or the process of elections, please e-mail us at womensclassicalcommittee[at]gmail.com

‘Queer and The Classical: Future and Potentialities’ – Seminar Series at the University of Oxford


The WCC UK is delighted to share the program of the 2020 Michaelmas Term edition of the Corpus Christi College Seminar Series at the University of Oxford co-convened by Marcus Bell and Eleonora Colli.

The title of the series is ‘Queer and The Classical: Future and Potentialities’, and the seminars will take place online every Wednesday at 5 PM from the 21st of October to the 9th of December.

21st October

Sebastian Matzner (King’s College London) – Queer Theory and Ancient Literature: Now What?

28th October:

Hannah Silverblank (Haverford College) – Queer Assemblages in Anne Carson: Reception and Abjection in ‘Red Doc>’ and ‘Decreation’

4th November

Kadji Amin (Emory University) – Pederasty and the Politics of Scholarship

11th November

Emily Rutherford (University of Oxford), Mara Gold (University of Oxford), and Professor Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham University)–  In Conversation: Queer Scholarship and Classical Reception

18th November

Ella Haselswerdt (UCLA) – Sappho’s Body / Towards a Deep Lez Philology

25th November

Jordan Tannahill and Jeremy O. Harris – In Conversation: Title TBC

2nd December

Kay Gabriel – Classics’ Transfeminine Object 

9th December

Stephanie Burt (Harvard University) and Mark Payne (University of Chicago) – After Callimachus: Reading and Conversation

If you are interested in this seminar series and wish to take part in one or more of the events listed, you can express your interest by writing at oxfordqueerclassical[a]gmail.com.

For any other queries, and to get in touch with the convenors, please email marcus.bell[a]classics.ox.ac.uk and eleonora.colli[a]classics.ox.ac.uk.