Author Archives: Tamara Kowalski

CFP: 2015 Texas Asia Conference (UT Austin)

Deadline:  July 21, 2015

The 2015 Texas Asia Conference is a biennial graduate student conference hosted to bring together young scholars, from any disciplinary background, who focus on some aspect of Asia.

Beyond the Spectacular and Mundane

As researchers engaged with various aspects and regions of Asia, how do we approach questions of scale? How do we draw boundaries around our research subjects: texts, people, languages, histories, etc.? How can we avoid the division of our subject along easy disciplinary lines? How do we measure the scale of what we are looking at—how far out must we extend our knowledge beyond our research focus in order for the boundaries of that focus to be meaningfully drawn? When what is local and specific is in a dynamic and entangled relationship with what is global and transnational, how do we choose to zoom in or out? How do we become attuned to the infra-ordinary? How do we grasp the affects and effects of the everyday that are neither ordinary nor spectacular? These are some of the broad concerns that we would like the papers at this conference to address in their own ways.  Continue reading

Academic Job: Sessional Instructor for Introductory and Intermediate Russian (U Manitoba, Canada)

Deadline to Apply:  June 23, 2015
(Applications might be considered shortly after the posting closing date)

The Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) invites applications for a sessional instructor position to teach Introductory Russian and Intermediate Russian in the fall semester (Sept – Dec 2015). Deadline for applications is 23 June 2015, but applications might be considered shortly after the posting closing date.

  • Master’s degree, Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in the English language is required.
  • Background/specialization in subject area required.
  • Demonstrated competence in post-secondary teaching required.
  • Empathetic approach to the instructional needs and concerns of students is required.
  • Previous teaching in the subject area or related area would be an asset.

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Scholarship: Radcliffe Institute Individual Fellowships (Harvard University)

Deadline: September 23, 2015

Title: Radcliffe Institute Individual Fellowships
Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study – Harvard University
Deadline: 09/23/2015
Amount: $75,000 stipend plus project expenses

Description: The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Continue reading

CFP: Philosophy and Literature: In Search of Lost Synergy (Princeton Univ)

Deadline: July 1, 2015

Please continue to consider submitting a proposal to our conference Philosophy and Literature: In Search of Lost Synergy (Oct. 16-17). We’re extending the deadline to July 1.


Philosophy and Literature: In Search of Lost Synergy
Princeton University, October 16-17, 2015
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Princeton University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Mikhail Epstein,
Emory University and Durham University Continue reading

CFP: 54th Annual Meeting of the Central Slavic Conference (St. Louis)

Deadline for paper, panel and roundtable proposals: Sept. 1, 2015

Central Slavic Conference (founded 1962)
October 23-25, 2015
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held on the campus of Saint Louis University October 23-25, 2015. Continue reading

CFP: Russian Language Journal 2015

Deadline for submission: August 1, 2015


The Russian Language Journal (ISSN: 0036-0252) is a bilingual, peer-review journal dedicated to scholarly review of research, resources, symposia, and publications pertinent to the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language, culture and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. The journal seeks contributions to the 2015 issue (Volume 65).

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Academic Job: Russian Language Coordinator (London)

Deadline to apply: Friday, July 9, 2015

The School of Languages, Linguistics & Film at Queen Mary University of London seeks to appoint a member of staff to participate in, and co-ordinate the language teaching in its department of Russian. Candidates, who should be proficient speakers of Russian, should have experience of Russian language teaching at undergraduate level and/or a qualification in the teaching of Russian as a foreign language, as well as a flair for administration.

The post is full-time and permanent. The successful candidate should ideally be able to take up his or her appointment from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Continue reading

Prof. Devt: Nominations for the 2015 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Deadline: June 15, 2015

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes nominations for the 2015 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. The purpose of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) is to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas, ideals and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. The award expresses the deep commitment to democracy of the late Ion Ratiu through his contributions as a Romanian politician as well as his interest in democratic change worldwide.

Ideal candidates will be thoughtful practitioners and engaged thinkers, with the primary focus being on civil society leaders who are either established or emerging, though current or former government officials will be considered. Continue reading

Job: One-Year Visiting Instructor or Lecturer of Russian (Oklahoma)

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a full-time, one-year position in Russian for the 2015-16 academic year.

Start date is August 16, 2015 (arrival in Norman, Oklahoma by August 2) through May 15, 2016. Duties include teaching three courses per semester in Russian Language and Literature, coordinating the Russian tutoring program in the Language Learning Center, and participating in and organizing activities for the Russian Language Program.

Requirements: MA in Russian language and literature, Pedagogy, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition or a related field; experience teaching Russian language to English-speaking students at the college level; native or near-native fluency in Russian; and excellent command of English. PhD in a relevant discipline preferred.

To apply: Please send/have sent electronically a cover letter; curriculum vitae; transcripts; full sets of recent teaching evaluations; and three letters of recommendation under separate cover from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field to Emily D. Johnson at, Russian Section Coordinator. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution

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Academic Prog: Summer Prague University

Summer Prague University (SPU) is an intensive three-week language and cultural program designed for students of all levels held in the centre of Prague. In 2015, it will be held from July 13 through July 31, 2015.

The program is organized by SFF Servis Plus s.r.o. in cooperation with the Student Council of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, and has been held since the 1990s. In addition to 75 language lessons, SPU offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities which aim to deepen students’ knowledge of the Czech language, literature and culture.

SFF servis plus language school primarily specializes in teaching English and Czech as a foreign language. This narrow specialization has allowed for the creation of top-quality, efficient language programs and assembly of a team of qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers.

During the summer, we annually offer a wide range of classes of Czech as a foreign language to satisfy all those interested in studying Czech. We have regularly held a three-week intensive course of Czech as a foreign language – Summer Prague University (SPU). This course is intended for students who want to improve their Czech proficiency as well as gain insight into the language as a whole, to learn about prominent Czech figures and the Czech Republic, but it is also attractive for those who want to spend three weeks in the beautiful city of Prague and take an active holiday while attending a top-quality language program.

Students who cannot attend the Summer Prague University course for the lack of time or who seek a different type of study can attend evening classes: either three-week intensive classes for beginners, Czech Starter, or four-week classes at pre-intermediate and intermediate levels focusing on the practical use of Czech and conversational skills in the language.

For more information and to register, please visit our website:
or contact our office at or at our phone number (+420) 775 755 704.

See brochure here: SUMMER PRAGUE UNIVERSITY 2015