CFP: Polish Literature as World Literature

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Contact:Piotr Florczyk (University of Southern California)
K. A. Wisniewski (American Antiquarian Society)

Description:
While the concept of world literature remains both elusive and controversial, especially in the eyes of the critics of globalization’s reach into spheres of literary production and dissemination, Polish authors’ engagement with worldly themes and styles is undisputed. Counting no fewer than five Nobel in Literature laureates (six if Isaac Bashevis Singer is included), the Polish literary canon has played a vital role in shaping literary conversations around the world. 
The editors invite chapter abstracts on any subject that falls within the topic of “Polish Literature as World Literature.” This project is planned for Bloomsbury’s “Literatures as World Literature” series.

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Funding: American Councils Title VIII Research Programs

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Attention U.S. scholars and graduate students:

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the opening of a new competition cycle for its Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

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Conference: Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators (Washington, DC)

Event Date: October 10, 2020

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools:
Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators,
Families, and Researchers
American University, Washington, DC

Informative sessions and practical workshops for school administers, teachers, and researchers will include best practices for effective instruction; engaging with state and national organizations and embassies to advocate for your school; engaging and collaborating with parents and community members; hiring, training, and retaining effective teachers; and gaining language recognition for students through the Seal of Biliteracy and the Global Seal. 

Would you like to be a conference sponsor or exhibitor at the conference? Do you have any questions?

Please let us know! joy@peytons.us

Registration will begin in June 2020.

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