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

CFP: SCLC-2020: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Deadline: May 22, 2020

We announce the first call for papers for the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference (SCLC-2020), the 17th conference of the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA). The conference will take place on December 4-6, 2020 at UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø in Tromsø, Norway.

The confirmed invited speaker is Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History).

We invite abstracts for 20+10 min presentations on any topic of relevance to Slavic Cognitive Linguistics. Abstracts should be based on work that has not yet been published. We especially encourage submissions from young researchers. Abstracts can be written in English or in any Slavic language. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words, including references. Please refrain from any self-identification in the body of the abstract. Each individual may be involved in a maximum of two abstracts (maximum one as sole author). Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair. Abstract submission link is

The deadline for abstract submission is May 22, 2020. Authors will be notified of acceptance / rejection by June 30, 2020.

For more information please visit the conference page at

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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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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CFP: Theories and Practices of Creative Writing

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Theories and Practices of Creative Writing

The conference’s aim is to discuss the history, ideology, and structure of main literary institutions of the XIXth and XXth centuries related to teaching, theorizing, and practicing creative writing.

At the same time, we suggest examining existing — and discussing new — methods of teaching creative writing, thus broadening and strengthening a professional community involved in it.  

Special attention will be paid to a methodology of literary criticism so as to acquire means of the implementation of achievements related both to established and recent theoretical concepts.    

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CFP: AATSEEL Annual Conference

Deadline: April 15, 2020

AATSEEL annual conference (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 25-28, 2021)

The AATSEEL Call for Papers is now available:

The 2020 AATSEEL conference in San Diego was a smashing success and we have already started planning next year’s conference in Philadelphia, PA. We are expecting an excellent lineup of workshops, thematic streams and special presentations in 2021.

The AATSEEL conference is a forum for exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2021 conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy and second language acquisition, in addition to literature, cinema, and culture.

Please submit your proposals by April 15, 2020 for early consideration (the final submission deadline is August 1, 2020). Stream proposals should be submitted by March 15 (very soon!). For a list of dates/deadlines visit:

For more information, visit the AATSEEL website: All paper and roundtable proposals must be made through the online submission process – no emailed proposals will be accepted.

Call for Proposals: AATSEEL 2021 Panel Stream Topics

Deadline: March 15, 2020

The AATSEEL Program Committee invites proposals for panel stream topics for the 2021 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 25-28. These streams promote greater cohesion among conference panels and foster a broader dialogue throughout the conference. The result can be a series of mini-conferences within the framework of our larger conference.  All conference attendees are welcome to attend stream panels, but participants in a stream are expected to attend all of the panels in their stream.

Stream topic proposals should consist of a 200-word abstract describing the stream as a whole and a list of 4-6 potential participants (you need not yet have firm commitments from them) and should indicate whether you prefer a 2 or 3 panel stream. These should be sent via email to the Program Committee Division Head for Streams ( by March 15, 2020. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by April 1, 2020.
The stream organizer may invite up to half of the total stream participants. The remainder of the stream will consist of participants who submit abstracts to the Program Committee. Once the stream has been accepted, the PC will post a list of streams to SEELANGS and to the conference website and welcome additional paper submissions. 

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Call for Nominations: Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies

Deadline: February 28, 2020

The Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), is pleased to announce the sixth annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2020 SCMS meeting in Denver, CO. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.
Any single-authored essay on Central / East / South European media published in the field in the calendar year of 2019 as a journal article or a chapter in a collected volume (chapters excerpted from monographs will not be considered).
Essay should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (with a 10,000 word limit, notes and works cited included). Essays must be published in English.
Authors need NOT be members of SCMS at the time of submission.
Submission guidelines:
Email nominations should include all bibliographic information about the nominated essay: the author’s name, essay title, exact date and venue for publication, etc. In addition, the email should contain the personal contact address and academic affiliation. Essays should be attached in the email as separate PDF document files. Forward the nomination and all nomination material to Ervin Malakaj (
Submission deadline is February 28, 2020.

Call for Content: Internet Column, SEEIR

The journal of Slavic & East European Information Resources is to seeking content for our next issue focused on the Internet.

The theme of the Internet is, of course, vast and so the column can feature essays that address any aspect of digitization, digital material, digital applications or the Internet related to Slavic and East European studies. For instance, past column pieces have analyzed the Czech Republic’s OA journal market, surveyed websites that support research of Lithuanian culture, politics, and history, proposed a typology of Russian digital libraries, and discussed efforts to web archive LGBTQ resources throughout the region.

SEEIR has generally served the information sciences community most directly, but I’m convinced that the topic of the internet also invites the perspectives of researchers and instructors. How is the internet important to literary culture in the SEE region? How does it impact politics? How are politics impacting the internet? What new online content is supporting your research in ways that more traditional resources cannot? How are you bringing online content into the classroom? Tips for navigating the RuNet to greatest effect?

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CFP: 11th Annual Slavic Forum; Travel Grants Available

Deadline: (extended) February 21, 2020

Call for Papers
The University of Virginia Slavic Society of Graduate Students is delighted to
announce a call for proposals for its 11th annual Slavic Forum. The conference will
take place March 20-21, 2020 in Charlottesville, Virginia and will feature scholar
and professor Myroslav Shkandrij from the University of Manitoba as keynote
A reception will be followed by a day of presentations and discussion.
This call for papers aims for a broad range of proposals from undergraduate,
graduate, faculty, and independent levels of junior and advanced scholars in the
Humanities and Social Sciences and with a focus on contexts inside or outside
the Russian-speaking world.

“Hindsight (Is 2020)”
Hindsight is an inescapable element of the human experience, but defining it
leads to its own world of questions: is it knowledge? or is it the process and its
forces that change our present and future? What relationships do people have
with the past? Individuals, groups, and states have long faced these quandaries;
now, is humanity as a whole capable of hindsight in the information age? If so,
what can we hope to get out of hindsight in our future?
At the 2020 Slavic Forum “Hindsight (is 2020)” these questions and more are open
to investigation and comment. Some possible topics for presentation include:

  • Literature: nostalgia, historical revisionism, anniversaries and centennials, memory, confusion, recollection and reflection, second chances, mistakes and clarification, heritage. 
  • Linguistics: evolutionary linguistics, etymology, semantic change, linguistic shift, computational research. 
  • Cultural and social studies: tradition, ritual, disaster, adaptation, power, reform, revolution. 

The deadline for proposals is February 21, 2020. Please send proposals with full
contact information to as a one-page PDF document
containing a presentation title, keywords, and an abstract (150-300 words). An
explanation of the paper topic’s relation to the general theme is welcome, but not
required. Travel grant applications will be made available to applicants after submitting their materials. 
The annual UVa Slavic Forum is sponsored this year by the UVa Department of
Slavic Languages and Literatures; the Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies; and the Graduate Council.