CFP: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Consider joining us for the 2022 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, i.e. “KFLC: The Languages, Literature, and Cultures Conference, 2022.” Abstract submission will remain open until 1 November 2021 @ 11:59 PM, EST. There is still plenty of time to submit your abstracts for the conference!  The Russian & Slavic Studies sessions will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday 22 April; the entire conference runs 21-23 April 2022.  In addition to Russian & Slavic Studies, KFLC offers sessions in the following divisions:

  *   Arabic and Islamic Studies
  *   East Asian Studies
  *   French and Francophone Studies
  *   German-Austrian-Swiss Studies
  *   Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  *   Hispanic and Romance Linguistics
  *   Indigenous Studies
  *   Intercultural Studies
  *   Italian Studies
  *   Language Studies for the Professions
  *   Linguistics (General)
  *   Lusophone Studies

  *   Music Studies

  *   Neo-Latin Studies
  *   Russian and Slavic Studies
  *   Second Language Acquisition
  *   Spanish American (Latin American) Studies
  *   Spanish Peninsular Studies
  *   Translation Studies

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Acad. Job: Senior Lecturer of Russian (Columbia Univ.)

Deadline: November 18, 2021; Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer in Russian Language, to begin on July 1, 2022. The Senior Lecturer would become Director of the Russian Language Program on July 1, 2023.  This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. 

Applicants should have extensive experience teaching all levels of Russian at the university-level to native speakers of English, documented exceptional teaching achievement, evidence of professional achievement and standing in the field of Russian language pedagogy.  Applicants should show evidence of their ability to train and organize language lecturers and graduate student instructors and to administer a program.  Academic training in language pedagogy, language acquisition, and/or applied linguistics is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer-oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.

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CFP: How Science Became Popular-Epistemic Governance and Scientific Citizenship in the Twentieth Century (Univ. of Houston)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Please check out this call for papers for a conference in Houston in March 2022 science communication, epistemic governance, and scientific citizenship in the 20th century. The organizer is a top-notch Soviet historian (Aleksey Golubev), but the scope is global and interdisciplinary. They have funding mainly for graduate students and early-career scholars (postdocs, contingent faculty) but they also welcome tenure-track and tenured faculty to participate.  Deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

Acad. Job: Assistant Professor in Slavic and Global Literary Studies (Univ. of Washington)

Deadline: December 1, 2021; Open until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Slavic and global literary studies, to begin September 16, 2022. This is a full-time, 9-month position.

University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load comprises five courses a year over three academic quarters, and tenure-track faculty have an annual service period of 9 months (September 16 – June 15).

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Travel: Russian Language Winter School “Discover Siberia with Dostoevsky”

Deadline: November 22, 2021

We would like to invite you and your students to take part in our Russian Language Winter School “Discover Siberia with Dostoevsky” that will take place February 3-18, 2022 at Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Omsk, Russia!

The Winter School is designed for those who would like to start learning Russian from scratch as well as for those who wish to improve their Russian language skills and offers Russian language program in a small group based on the Russian language competence as well as socio-cultural program that aims to help participants to explore Siberia and learn the Russian culture.

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Seminar: Linguistic Repression and Cultural Genocide against the Uyghurs (Univ. of Texas)

Event Date: October 18, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Organized by Avi Ackermann (Junior, Plan II Honors Program); Hosted by Anthony C. Woodbury (Faculty, UT Linguistics Department)

Although the language rights of officially recognized minorities are protected by Chinese law, these languages and their speakers have been increasingly targeted by government repression in recent years. Since 2016, plans to phase out local languages have been combined with a larger campaign of mass imprisonment, forced assimilation, eugenics, and cultural destruction against the Uyghurs and other Turkic groups indigenous to the modern-day Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Internship: Cyber Careers that Protect the Nation-Join the NSA Team

Event Date: October 21, 2021

Cyber Careers that Protect the Nation: Join the NSA Team

  • Event Date: October 21, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Event Description: Are you looking for a meaningful career that will make a global impact? At NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate, you will solve unique and challenging problems that affect the safety and security of our Nation. Hear from five experts from across NSA’s cyber mission – who they are, what they do, and above all, why it matters. 
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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor in Russian Culture (Univ. of Cambridge)

Deadline: November 11, 2021

The Slavonic Studies Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Russian culture from September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will hold, or be about to complete, a PhD in Slavonic Studies in a relevant area, and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research in the broad area of recent and contemporary Russian culture (with ‘recent and contemporary’ understood to mean culture since approximately 1985, and ‘culture’ including but not limited to all forms of literary, cinematic, artistic, dramatic, and digital production).

Closing Date: 11 November 2021

For further information see here

CFP: Proposed Special Cluster of Russian Language Journal

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Undergraduate Research in Russian Language Studies 

Guest Editors: Svetlana Sokolova and Anna Endresen. 

Brief description: 

Undergraduate research, as defined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities “involve[s] students with actively contested questions, empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies, and the sense of excitement that comes from working to answer important questions.” Undergraduate research is considered a high impact practice that can increase student learning driven by mentoring relationships with faculty while also building a culture of innovation and scholarship on campus. 

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MA and PhD programs in Russian at McGill University

Deadline: January 6, 2022

Russian Studies at McGill invites applications from talented and qualified students.  As part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, we offer a uniquely multi-cultural and interdisciplinary environment. Our students and faculty are committed to open, culturally informed dialogue among national and across intellectual traditions.

Our faculty specializes in 19th-21st century Russian literature and culture, working in such areas as Russian Romanticism and Realism, the Russian novel, Dostoevsky and Chekhov, as well as Soviet and Post-Soviet film and media. We offer seminars in drama, film, folklore, genre theory,  the avant-garde, high Stalinist culture and post-Soviet culture.  Our students are invited to explore visual culture, cultural mythology, symbolic geography, and intermediality. Beyond Russian Studies, the Department hosts a broad and flexible range of graduate seminars, including literary theory, world cinemas, digital humanities, media studies and environmental and animal studies. A small but dynamic program allows for a great deal of personal attention, an atmosphere of collegiality and a close-knit intellectual community.

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