CFP: Literature and State Repression (Costellazioni: Journal of Lang. and Lit)

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Costellazioni. Peer-reviewed Journal of Languages and Literatures. Volume 23 (Expected publication date: February 2024) 
Call for papers: Literature and State Repression in Russia, Central, and Eastern Europe 
Editor: Andrea Gullotta, Lecturer in Russian, University of Glasgow 

State repression has been a constant feature of the Soviet experience. Emerged in the revolutionary years, developed later, and perfected by Stalin, it remained in place, albeit less strict and deadly, until the perestroika. The same repressive system was utilized in the Warsaw Pact countries, which initially adopted the Stalinist model and then developed it in different forms, often generating repressive systems which were similar to the Soviet original, especially for what concerns the impact on individual lives and on privacy.  

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CFP: Linguistics of Lying Special Issue

Deadline: July 31, 2021

Dear authors!

Scientific professional journal Linguistic and Conceptual Pictures of the World (Editor: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Assigned by Category B, Order of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine № 157, September 2, 2021) invites authors to submit papers for the thematic issue “Language of Lying”.

Since being established in the middle of the 20th century by H. Weinrich, D. Bolinger and others the Linguistics of Lying has become especially relevant at the beginning of the 21th century in the context of active mediatization of society. The degree of significance of the informational, semiotic space for the average person is sometimes equal to or even exceeds the degree of direct presence in his life of the real, extrasemiotic world.  Such a being’s environment is ideal for reference deviations, zero and faked denotations, in other words, for lies. Thus, we aim at exploring the following issues:

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Internship: Summer Online Research Internship and Submissions Open for Student Journal (SRAS)

Internship Deadline: May 20, 2021
Journal Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021

The SRAS Summer Online Research Internship is a highly flexible program that builds student resumes with publishing experience! Students who complete the program also earn $200 towards a SRAS study abroad program OR $75 that can be spent on SRAS online courses. Writing topics are highly varied and tailored, in part, to student interests. The application deadline is May 20th. More information can be found at https://sras.org/internship.

Vestnik, the student journal started and supported by SRAS, is also currently accepting submissions. Student writing on any subject and time period related to Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucuses is accepted. Student writing involving primary source research is particularly encouraged. More information can be found at https://geohistory.today/vestnik

Any questions on either of these opportunities may be addressed to Josh Wilson at jwilson@sras.org, Assistant Director, SRAS.org, Editor in Chief of Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies

Learn Ukrainian, BCMS, and Russian Online with UT Extension (UT Enrollment Not Required)

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Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Fall 2021

SC 506 is the first of a two-semester online course designed to introduce you to the languages and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia (BCMS). This course prepares you for real-life situational discourse (appropriate for beginner-level students) in which you might find yourself when interacting with the target culture. 

Course assignments will allow you to work independently, but you can also expect to work with peers on various activities, such as project assignments, or video recording conversations in BCMS. We will have our class twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays), each time for an hour. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will work on your own. 

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CFP: Student Essay Prize Competition (Midwest Slavic Association)

Deadline: May 14, 2021

The Midwest Slavic Association is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition. The deadline is May 14, 2021. Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. See below for eligibility details and guidelines on submissions. The best undergraduate paper will win a one-year membership to the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered then for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the national level. This competition is made possible through the support of ASEEES.

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Job: Program Manager for Russian Flagship Program (American Councils)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

American Councils for International Education seeks a Program Manager for the Russian Overseas Flagship Program and the Turkish Flagship Language Initiative Program.  A summary of the position and required qualifications appear below this note. Please feel free to share with interested eligible candidates.

For a complete position description and to apply, please visit this website, or see more information below.

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Positions in Russian, Japanese, Ottoman, ERC Project up to 5 Year

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Three Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

The “Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Non-Western Literary Modernities” (NONWESTLIT) Project, funded by the European Research Council, will hire three postdoctoral researchers in the following areas:

–       19th century Russian literature and culture

–       19th century Ottoman literature and culture

–       19th century Japanese literature and culture

The project is a comparative study of cultural reforms, linguistic renewal and literary renaissance movements in three imperial traditions, Russia, Turkey and Japan. The project is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LILEC) at the University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna).

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2021 AWSS Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize

Deadline: September 1, 2021

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women’s or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by a scholar of any gender.

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