CFP: Culture of Slavic and East European Cities (McGill University)

Deadline: March 31, 2020

The Slavic and East European Forum of MLA is sponsoring a panel on the culture of Slavic and East European cities for the annual meeting in January, 2021 in Toronto. Slavic cities hold a complicated position in their cultures as both heterogenous sites and national emblems. From Libuše’s Prague to Peter the Great’s Saint Petersburg, from the Dragon of Krakow to the Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo, Slavic cities hold a special place in the construction of national, multinational, and cross-national mythoi. Cities have both been understood as emblematic of individual cultures, but also as the meeting place for several different nations, cultures, and ethnicities. However, cities have darker sides to them as well, and the mythoi of cities are often marshalled to exert power over minorities, undermine positive changes, and promote nationalistic agendas. These competing purposes reflects the complex, cultural role of cities in the imperial and post-imperial spaces of Central and Eastern Europe. 

If this panel is of interest to you, please send your abstract to me at by March 31

Grad Program: Master’s by Research in Russian and Czech, Online Option (University of Bristol)

Deadline: August 2, 2020 (Fall 2020); December 2, 2020 (Spring 2021)

The University of Bristol offers a one-year Master’s by Research (MPhil) in Russian and Czech for both on-campus students and distance learners. This is a research programme, meaning there are no taught classes, and the student will write a 25,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice under the supervision of the faculty. It is a good option for a motivated student who already has a research topic in mind, and wants to gain research experience before applying for PhD programmes.

Our faculty have research experience in Russian literature from the 18C to the present, 19C/early 20C Russian intellectual history, cinema, visual culture, the cultural history of the Soviet Union, gender studies, Russian Orthodox culture, the medical humanities, and Czech literature from the 19C to the present.

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CFP: Forum of Linguistics (Forum Lingwistyczne)

Deadline: Ongoing

About the journal: Forum of Linguistics is an open-access and double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal, published by the Institute of Linguistics, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. We welcome original research papers and reviews that present empirical, theoretical and methodological work regarding synchronic and diachronic linguistics.

The Journal is indexed in the Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities database, Index Copernicus International, POL-index, Linguistic Bibliography Online, Central and Eastern European Online Library, BazHum, iSybislaw and also WorldCat, Naviga, INFONA. It belongs to the list of scientific journals of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (discipline: linguistics) – 20 points.

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Fellowship for Politically-Engaged College Women

Deadline: April 27, 2020

IGNITE Fellows are changing the face of leadership in communities across America. 

Every year IGNITE recruits a cohort of diverse and passionate women in communities across America and provides them with resources, training, and networks to flex their political power and mobilize women on their campuses and in their communities to become civically engaged. Fellows serve as ambassadors for IGNITE’s mission and vision and play a valuable role in our efforts to spread a national message that it is time for young women to step into political power.

Who are we looking for?

IGNITE is looking for Fellows from across the ideological spectrum who are deeply motivated, take initiative, have organizing experience on college campuses and in their communities and have a proven track record of building new initiatives and sustained programming. We are specifically looking for young women who have a history of serving their communities through volunteer activities, internships, public office, or other civic engagement activities. Strong candidates will demonstrate experience in organizing and coalition building, civic engagement and political leadership with a deep commitment to advancing equal rights for women.

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Participants Needed for Roundtable on Russian Theater in January

Deadline: March 25, 2020

This is a call for participants for a roundtable on new voices in contemporary Russian theater and drama goes out to scholars who under normal circumstances would be planning a trip to Toronto in January 2021 to participate in the MLA convention or are excited enough by this call to start planning such a trip. If you’re doing research on theater and drama in the 21st century and would like to share your observations about new, exciting, unexpected trends that have developed in performance and dramatic writing in the past two decades, drop a brief description of what you’d like to share during the roundtable and a short bio at by March 25, 2020.

Job: Resident Director in Moscow

Deadline: Open Until Filled

American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to work on site with a group of up to 15 US high school students for an approximately six-week (from the end of June to mid-August) program in Moscow, Russia through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. In Russia, students will engage in language learning in both formal (language courses) and informal settings (host family living). The RD is required to attend a two-day pre-program training in Bellevue, WA (late May to early June), attend a student orientation in Washington D.C., represent ACES for the duration of the program in Moscow, and submit a final report at the end of the program.

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Russian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University-Bloomington

Deadline: April 10, 2020

The Russian Studies Workshop (RSW) at Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute (REEI) and Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning August 1, 2020.  Applicants should be scholars conducting research on Russia while contributing to interdisciplinary and international debates. Special consideration will be given to scholars who have conducted extensive research and have strong Russian language skills. The fellowship is $50,000/year and includes benefits.


The postdoctoral fellow will teach one course per year; importantly, after teaching this course, the finished syllabus and auxiliary materials (handouts, course packets, etc.) will be shared with HLS at the end of the fellowship. The fellow is expected to maintain a vigorous research program during the fellowship, and actively participate in the RSW, including leading a monthly writing group for Russian Studies PhD students. Fellows are required to be in residence in Bloomington, Indiana.

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CFP: Journal for Distinguished Language Studies

Deadline: June 30, 2020

The Journal for Distinguished Language Studies (JDLS), founded by the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers under the direction of Dr. Betty Lou Leaver and Boris Shekhtman in 2002, has transitioned to a new publisher, MSI Press LLC.

Our plan is to publish a bridge issue covering the years 2011-2020, when the journal was in hiatus as a result of the previous publisher experiencing difficulty in funding publication of the journal. Following the bridge issue, the JDLS will move to regular annual publication.

JDLS is a refereed volume and the only journal to focus exclusively on the highest levels of language achievement: that is, native-like or near-native. This level is labeled “distinguished” by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and “Level 4/advanced professional proficiency” by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR). Descriptions can be found at the ACTFL and ILR websites.

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Acad. Job: Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Russian (Saint Louis University)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Interested parties should submit a complete application with a curriculum vitae, cover letter, 4 letters of recommendation (one of which must address the candidate’s language instruction), a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for a survey of Russian Culture with a global diversity requirement (1700-present), a transcript of your graduate record, and an article-length writing sample in English.–Russian_2020-00548