CFP: Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic Studies

Deadline: June 19, 2020

It is a great pleasure for us to invite all of you to submit papers to Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic StudiesPoljarnyj Vestnik was  earlier the working papers of the University of Tromsö, but has been upgraded to an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. We now welcome submissions for our seventh volume after the reorganization. Contributions from Slavists from any country and institution are welcome. Articles are published in English or Russian. The homepage of the journal is: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/vestnik/index

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New East Photo Prize (Calvert Journal)

Deadline: July 20, 2020

The New East Photo Prize celebrates contemporary photography from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.

The New East Photo Prize champions artistic excellence in photography. The prize recognises practitioners offering representations of the social, cultural and physical landscape of the New East and other perspectives on that region.

Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner which negates the rich culture and variety of creative output from these nations.

The prize seeks to broaden perceptions of the New East through the medium of photography. In its two previous editions, the prize has received over 1,700 entries from 25 New East countries.

Alongside the prizes, all finalists for the prize will enjoy international exposure through The Calvert Journal and other media partners.

The New East Photo Prize is a project of Calvert 22 Foundation, supported by its online award-winning magazine, The Calvert Journal.

Applications are open until 20 July 2020.

Apply HERE

CFP: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published in December of 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.

    Contributions may be written in either English or Russian, and should generally be no longer than 7000 words. More detailed explanations regarding submission policies and procedures can be found at http://rlj.americancouncils.org/policies or at the end of this issue. 

Submissions should be sent by email to either of the co-editors no later than 1 May 2020.

CFP: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published in December of 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.
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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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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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Contributors Wanted for East European Film Bulletin

Deadline: Ongoing

The East European Film Bulletin (www.eefb.org) was founded in 2011 and has been providing lively discussions on the region’s rich cinematic landscape. Our journal includes reviews on major, neglected and provocative productions (past & present), exclusive interviews, festival reports, as well as essays resulting from academic research. 

Our team is currently looking for new voices to share our passion for writing on film! On the occasion of our yearly focus on a particular country/sub-region (it’s Russia this year!), we make an extra effort to keep our readers informed through editorials and special issues. 

If you are interested in joining our team, 

SEND PROPOSALS OR SUBMISSIONS TO KONSTANTY KUZMA (kuzma@eefb.org) 

We are all volunteers, our publication is not-for-profit. Frequent contributors can profit from festival invitations within Europe. East European Film Bulletin | 22 rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris | Facebook | eefb.org

Submissions Wanted for Online Periodical in Hungarian, Russian, and English

The RussianStudiesHu (https://www.russianstudies.hu/onlineperiodikahu.html) is an online peer reviewed academic periodical on Russistics in a single volume per year which is constantly complemented with new publications in the course of the same year. Furthermore, in the subsequent year, the papers already accepted and uploaded to the website will also be published in print form as the yearbook of the periodical.

Papers are accepted only in English, Russian and Hungarian. The RussianStudiesHu welcomes all colleagues interested in any part of the Eastern Slavic, Russian and Soviet history (including their Hungarian and Eastern European aspects), who submit a scientific paper observing the publication rules. Therefore, the RussianStudiesHu seeks to provide for a publication platform for authors from different research fields (history, liberal arts, social sciences, etc.).

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North American Dostoevsky Society Student Essay Contest

Deadline: June 15, 2020

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites its members in good standing to nominate outstanding student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. (If you are not a member of NADS, you can join at https://dostoevsky.org/). Students are also welcome to nominate their own work, in which case NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay.

This year, the contest will take place at two levels—the undergraduate level and the graduate level.

To nominate an undergraduate-student essay, please send an email containing the student’s name, email address, institutional affiliation, and the title and level/number of the course for which the essay was written (e.g. BIOL 322 “Dostoevsky and Spiders”) to Vladimir Ivantsov at vvi1@williams.edu. Please attach the essay to the email as a .pdf file containing no identifying information about the author.  The essay should be no more than 4000 words; 12 font size, double-spaced; it should consistently follow either MLA or Chicago style and contain full bibliographical information on the used sources, either in the footnotes or as a separate list of references.

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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), are 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.
 
Eligibility:
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 (mailto:ervin.malakaj@ubc.ca).
 
Submission deadline is February 28, 2020.