Seems like it's the norm to post about getting into Cs, so I'll bite. The proposal I submitted with Jeff Walker and Janet Atwill got in too. I'll be talking about identity in relation to Aristotle's theory of vision in a paper called "In the Eyes of Others" (plus a subtitle I can't quite recall) on a panel called "Conspicuous Identities: Disposition, Declamation, Imitation, and Arts of Character in Ancient Rhetorical Education."
I'm also excited to be chairing a panel on The Odyssey Project featuring John, my colleague Dale Bauer, Michael Leff, and Amy Thomas Elder, the director of Odyssey in Chicago. Those of you who have expressed an interest in this program--which actually had its origins in New York where the conference will be held--might want to come on by.
These acceptances mean a few things. First, I'll have to stop grumbling about how Cs doesn't care about rhetoric. I imagine it helps to have a rhetoric scholar leading the conference effort: bravo to Cheryl Glenn and all the reviewers. Second, for the first time, I'll be presenting alongside not one but both of my advisors. Jeff and Janet happen to be working on new projects in the same period, and the irony is that my proposal was the odd abstract in the batch. And Third, it will be the first time that John and I attend the same conference. I'm excited. John, however, has more of a Bartleby-esque stance on the hidden Cs: crowds and costs.