CFP: Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies

Deadline for Submissions: June 25, 2019

Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia—Popular Culture Chapter

Due to an author cancellation, we are looking for a contributor of a chapter on Russian digital popular culture for the *Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies* edited by Daria Gritsenko, Mariëlle Wijermars and Mikhail Kopotev (University of Helsinki). Please find below the working abstract for the chapter, which can be tailored as needed.

If you are interested in writing the chapter on popular culture for our Handbook (6000-7000 words, incl. references), please send the following information to marielle.wijermars@helsinki.fi by *25 June*. Any questions about the book project can also be directed to this address. Continue reading

CFP: Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore

Deadline for Submissions: September 1, 2019

The 22nd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and folklore will be held at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ on Thursday April 2–Saturday April 4, 2020. 

The conference organizers are now accepting proposals for papers that treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, folklore, or culture. Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment in PDF format to the conference email address: bssc2020@asu.edu. Continue reading

Acad. Job: Instructor, Russian Studies (Halifax, NS)

Deadline to Apply: June 20, 2019

Limited Term Appointment: Instructor, Russian Studies

The Dalhousie University Department of Russian Studies seeks applications for a one year 100% full-time limited term appointment (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) at the Instructor level in Russian language, literature and culture. The position is subject to budgetary approval. The Instructor will teach language courses at the first and second year levels, literature, as well as two upper level Russian culture courses. The workload is equivalent to four full-credit (eight half-credit) classes during the one-year period. Continue reading

Acad. Job: Part-Time Lecturer (Boston)

The Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures is looking to fill a Part-Time Lecturer position in Russian at the Elementary and Intermediate levels. Candidates with strong training in Russian Language and Culture, and with experience in teaching at a North American university are encouraged to send a CV and letter of interest to the Department Administrator, Korina Tazbir (tazbir@bc.edu) for immediate consideration.

Boston College, a Catholic Jesuit research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Lang. Training: Russian, Armenian Language Winter Schools 2019 (Yerevan)

Deadline to Apply: Oct 15, 2019

ASPIRANTUM School of languages and cultures invites international participants to apply and take part in Armenian, Persian and Russian language winter schools from December 1 till December 21, 2019 (three weeks) in Yerevan, Armenia.

You may find the details about Russian language winter schools here: https://aspirantum.com/topics/russian

You may find the details about Armenian language winter schools here: https://aspirantum.com/topics/armenian

Scholarship opportunities are available here: https://aspirantum.com/scholarships

You can read testimonials of our alumni here: https://aspirantum.com/testimonials

Lang. Training: Online Beginning, Intermediate Czech (KU)

The University of Kansas offers two years of beginning and intermediate Czech on-line in 2019–2020. The classes are taught by Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce. The classes meet twice a week for synchronous instruction using ZOOM platform. Free textbook, texts and other pedagogical materials are available in Blackboard or word format.

The courses follow the ACTFL format, the five Cs, as well the Common European Framework of Languages (CEFR) which is the European Proficiency Assessment.

The classes accept university students as well as independent learners, who enroll in the class.  At the end of the four semesters students should be able to perform on the ACTFL intermediate level of speaking and writing proficiency as well as of reading and listening comprehension.

Students who have studied Czech previously are welcome. For more information: msaskovapierce1@gmail.com

CFP: AATSEEL Conference 2020 (San Diego)

Deadline to Submit: July 1, 2019

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) National Meeting is a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The 2020 Conference will be held February 6-9, 2020 in San Diego, California.

This is a reminder that July 1 is our Second deadline for submitting a proposal; deadline for submitting rosters for Roundtables; deadline for submitting rosters for Fora on Instructional Materials.

The Program Committee invites scholars to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations.

More details here: https://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main

Job: Bilingual Russian Cybercrime Intelligence Analyst

Deadline to Apply: Open until Filled

Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has an immediate opening for a Bilingual (English/Russian) Cybercrime Intelligence Analyst in the Cybercrime Intelligence Unit of its Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau (CITB). CITB is committed to protecting the public by investigating and prosecuting sophisticated cybercrime and identity theft schemes, including cases involving check and credit card fraud, cyber impersonation, cyber-stalking and bullying, computer hacking, as well as money laundering and threats to financial institutions. The Cybercrime Intelligence Unit is a team within the Bureau conducting proactive investigations of cybercriminals, with the goal of protecting New York County’s residents and financial infrastructure.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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CFP: “Elementary-level Foreign Language Instruction: From Theory to Practice”

Deadline to Submit:  August 1, 2019

“Elementary-level Foreign Language Instruction: From Theory to Practice”

Editor: Ekaterina (Katya) Nemtchinova, Seattle Pacific University, katya@spu.edu

Successful elementary level language courses are crucial for a foreign language program as they can lay a foundation for further language and culture study, instill the love for language, and populate upper-level courses with students. One way to ensure that the pursuit of the language continues beyond the first year is to sustain learner’s interest, confidence, and motivation from the start by supporting language instruction with engaging activities and contextualized practice. This edited volume aims to facilitate teaching language at the beginning level by exploring a wide range of critical research and practical issues of interest to instructors of the first-year language classroom. To this end, you are invited to submit proposals for articles that address research or pedagogical issues with the focus on classroom implications for novice levels of adult language proficiency.
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Prof. Dev: The Slavic Connexion Podcast

“The Slavic Connexion” from The University of Texas at Austin

This semester, students from the UT Slavic Department launched a new podcast called The Slavic Connexion. Each week the students, lead by grad student/filmmaker Michelle Daniel and hosted by grad students Thomas Rehnquist and Matthew Orr, and undergrads Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin and Lauren Nyquist, take turns interviewing UT faculty, students and visiting speakers to the Department. The podcast is a fresh international chat show meant to share research, ideas, and culture in digestible episodes within and between academic institutions globally.

Check out the podcast on their website or on your favorite streaming platform to learn more!