CFP: Intersections of Film and Television in the Baltic Sea Region: Past and Present Baltic Screen Media Review (special issue)

Deadline: October 1, 2022

https://sciendo.com/journal/BSMR

Until very recently, the scholarship concentrating on moving images has typically regarded cinema and television as two separate fields of study, each with its own evolutionary biographies, industrial mechanics, institutional spaces, aesthetics, and methodologies of inquiry. Even more – the relationship between cinema and television has often been imagined and defined as one of rivalry, running in parallel and engaging in battles over the attention of the audiences. Lately, however, several authors have begun to show the fallacy of such an artificial divide (Gray and Johnson 2021; Richards 2021) and others are calling for a broader understanding of television, seeing it as part of larger cultural systems (Ostrowska and Roberts 2007; Imre 2016; Mihelj and Huxtable 2018).

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CFP: Mythology of Historical Trauma and National Healing in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema

Deadline: September 30, 2022

Panel Title: “Mythology of Historical Trauma and National Healing in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema.”

Description: This panel reflects on the cinematic representations of historical traumas in Soviet and post-Soviet cinema and their impact on the Russian collective memory and national identity.

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Instructors/Camp Counselors Wanted for STARTALK Russian Immersion Program (Oklahoma City University)

Deadline: October 1, 2022

STARTALK Russian immersion program at Oklahoma City University is looking to hire several Russian language instructors and camp counselors for Feb. 2023. The theme of the program is “Contemporary Russophone Cultures: Diversity and Community” and we focus the program on the independent republics of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and others.

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Open-rank Faculty Position in East European Literatures and Cultures (Yale University)

Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in East European Literatures and Cultures, with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2023. The area of specialization is fully open. The department especially welcomes interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in at least one East European language other than Russian. Expertise in a second East European language and culture is a plus.

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Online Ukrainian Language Course Open to All (UT Austin)

First Day of Class: August 22, 2022

UKR 406 First-Year Ukrainian I MTWTH 11:00AM – 12:00PM

This course is an introduction to the Ukrainian language. In this course, we will focus on developing basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as covering grammar fundamentals. We will also use the language to explore aspects of Ukrainian culture, media and daily life.

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Online Bosnian / Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian Language Courses Open to All (UT Austin)

First Day of Class: August 22, 2022

S C 506 First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I MW 12:00PM – 1:00PM

S C 312K Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I TTH 10:00AM – 11:30AM

These courses 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 each time for an hour. On other days, you will work on your own. 

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Online Czech Language Course Open to All (UT Austin)

First Day of Class: August 22, 2022

CZ 506 First-Year Czech I MTWTH 10:00AM – 11:00AM

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin will be offering 1st-year Czech online in Fall 2022. This 5-credit introduction to Czech is open to all (not just UT students) for college credit. Utilizing Dr. Hilchey’s free, online textbook, Reality Czech, this course is completely online and features easy-to-follow lesson formats and activities. Modules follow a sequence of pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities ideal for a flipped classroom. 

This course is 100% online and includes live streaming video. Real-time participation is required during scheduled meeting times.

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CFP: The Disasters of War in Russian Literature (AATSEEL 2023 Stream)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

This stream will focus on Russophone literature (poetry and prose) directed against the imperialist discourse of the necessity of war, which has prevailed in Russian literature since at least the 18th century. Meanwhile, other kinds of utterances and voices have gradually developed which discredit the victorious, unifying “bellopoetics”: revelations of the catastrophic nature of what is endured in war, of the experience of war for individual human lives. How have these utterances developed over the course of the past two centuries? What devices, forms of historical narration and depictions of subjectivity have been used? What is the relationship here between prose and poetry? How about official and unofficial writing? Can we talk about a tradition of Russian anti-war writing?

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CFP: Knowledge Production and the Periphery Revisited: Decentering Cultural Heritage, Public Histories and Memory in Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia, 1917- Present (Central Asia Research Cluster)

Deadline: August 11, 2022

The Central Asia Research Cluster seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine the roots of knowledge production and preservation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia. The project recontextualizes cultural heritage, histories, and memory that illuminate and complicate the many layers of center-periphery relations at local, national, and regional levels. This cluster aims not only to focus on “peripheral” stories and archives in a geographical sense, but also to engage with the diversity of genealogies of thinking, remembering, performing, and producing knowledge in Central Asia.

All disciplines are welcome. Graduate students, emerging scholars, and scholars based in the region are especially encouraged to participate in the research cluster. The cluster organizers are committed to creating a supportive environment for all contributors. We have secured funding to provide limited support for translation and editing services. This transnational collaboration is further supported by two academic journals and a scholarly press.

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Acad. Job: Part Time Russian Language Instructor (Syracuse University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University is seeking Part-Time Instructor(s) to teach 4-credit section(s) of Russian 101 and 201 in the Fall 2022 semester, which begins August 29, 2022 (appointment begins on August 22, 2022). Offer is contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

RUS 101 – Russian I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Russian.

RUS 201 – Russian III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Russian.

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