Author Archives: Kira Azulay

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!

CFP: Conference on Edwin Morgan (Glasgow)

Deadline for Submissions: September 2, 2019

The University of Glasgow has announced a Call for Papers for a centenary conference dedicated to the Scottish poet, scholar, and translator Edwin Morgan. The conference will be held on 27-28th April 2020.

Morgan had a lifelong interest in Russia and eastern Europe and translated a great deal of poetry from Russian, Hungarian and other languages- and had his own poetry translated back into them too. The organisers would welcome applications from scholars with an interest in these translations or in Morgan’s close and productive relationship with these cultures.

For more information- follow the link!

Applications should be made by 2nd September 2019. Please direct any queries to edwinmorgan100conference@glasgow.ac.uk.

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

Deadline for Applications: June 20th, 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

Conference: ASEEES Annual Convention (San Francisco)

Early Registration Deadline: August 19, 2019

2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

November 23 – November 26, 2019

One of the core activities of the Association is the annual convention. Held in the fall, the convention takes place each year in a different city in North America. This international forum makes possible a broad exchange of information and ideas, stimulating further work and sustaining the intellectual vitality of the field. This year’s conference will be held from Saturday, November 23 – Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in San Francisco, California.

The theme this year is Belief. The schedule has now been released! To check it out and find more information visit the webpage

CFP: ICCEES World Congress (Montreal)

Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2019

ASEEES is delighted to sponsor the 2020 ICCEES World Congress, in Montreal, Canada, Aug 4-9, hosted by the Canadian Association of Slavists. It promises to be an outstanding event. The call for proposals has been issued with the deadline of Sept. 15.

While proposals for complete panels are preferred, proposals are also invited for individual papers and round table discussions.The congress especially welcomes participation by young scholars and graduate students.

For more information see the webpage.

Acad. Job: Lecturer, Russian Language (Washington)

Deadline for Applications: July 1, 2019

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Central Washington University is hiring a full-time Russian lecturer to teach Russian language courses at all levels during 2019-2020 academic year. The position is subject to enrollments and has potential for renewal.

Applicants should apply through CWU lecturer pool. The review will begin immediately until the position is filled before July 1, 2019. Continue reading

Prof. Dev: Webinars on Project-Based Lang. Learning (NFLRC)

Deadline for Applications: June 4, 2019

Aloha! The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) is pleased to announce its two-part webinars on Harnessing High-Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs) in Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL), which will take place on Wednesday, June 5 (Part 1) and Wednesday, June 12 (Part 2). Continue reading

Conference: Russian Literature Week 2019

RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019

May 20–24 in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC

RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019 presents a series of conversations featuring Russia’s acclaimed new authors, famed translators of Russian fiction, and leading Russian literature scholars and critics.  RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK 2019 will take place May 20-24 in literary venues across New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC – and, as always, online.

Check out the schedule on Read Russia’s website and tune in for one of their featured conversations.

Study Abroad: Summer Literary Seminars (Tbilisi)

Deadline for Applications: June 15, 2019

Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) is one of the world’s foremost, one-of- a-kind international literary and cultural organizations, founded in 1998. This year the Creative Writing seminars will be hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The SLS Georgia Application periods are currently open. The program will take place from July 14–28, 2019. Apply today for this exciting opportunity!