Deadline: December 15, 2020
The Ukrainian Studies Organization at Indiana University will be holding a second Ukrainian Studies Conference (Taras Shevchenko Conference) which will take place at Indiana University, March 19-20, 2021. Taking into consideration the current uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will announce later if the conference will be online or on campus (Bloomington, IU).
Our conference aims to bring scholars from all disciplines to explore the ways in which Ukrainian studies is presented and shaped in the current political and cultural contexts. In addition to this broad range of topics, we welcome talks and presentations that focus on the exploration of trauma. The events of 2014 ask for the discussion of traumatic experiences triggered by war, dislocation, re-integration into society after military actions, social isolation, sense of lostness, etc. The range of trauma narratives is open (Chornobyl, WWII, deportations, the Holodomor, collectivization, etc.).
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Deadline: October 31, 2020
Established in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is the hallmark fellowship program of CFR. It aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings and government officials in scholarly settings. Over the years, the IAF program has produced approximately six hundred alumni who span the who’s who of the U.S. foreign policy community, including a former secretary and several undersecretaries of state, U.S. ambassadors to NATO and the United Nations, and many other influential leaders in government, academia, and the private sector.
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Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston invites applications for a part-time instructor in Russian to teach one course of intermediate Russian as a synchronous online course in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
Interested candidates should submit an application letter, a current CV, the names and contact information for at least two references, and unofficial transcripts. Letters will be requested for finalists later. Qualified applicants must hold at least an M.A. degree in Russian or a related discipline and must have experience teaching Russian language at the college level. Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English required.
For more information and to apply, visit https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADJ000378
A side note: since the course is entirely online, there is no need to relocate to Houston. Send me a message if you need more info on the position.
Deadline: August 31, 2020
In response to AATSEEL’s recent statement concerning systemic racism and police brutality in the United States, Slavic and East European Journal is seeking submissions for a special issue on the politics of race in Slavic, East European and Eurasian literature, film, cultural studies, linguistics, and pedagogy. We envision this cluster addressing three objectives: 1) showcasing cutting-edge research on race studies in our fields and interrogating matters of majority-minority power relations in the context of race and ethnic studies; 2) advancing new curriculum ideas and pedagogical approaches on the topic; 3) highlighting our professions’ impactful community engagement, broadly conceived, related to race studies.
To be considered for the cluster, please submit a 500- to 1,000-word abstract and outline of methods and arguments by August 31. Please also indicate the anticipated length of your essay. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified shortly after that and will be expected to submit complete versions (3,000–8,000 words) by November 30, 2020. Depending on the number of abstracts and anticipated lengths, we plan to publish a cluster of 8–12 pieces.
Sunnie Rucker-Chang (Assistant Professor of Slavic and East European Studies and Director of the European Studies Program, University of Cincinnati) has joined Yana Hashamova (Professor of Slavic Studies, Ohio State University; Editor, SEEJ) and Alexander Burry (Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Ohio State University; Co-editor, SEEJ) for the curation and editing of the cluster.
The special issue of Language Learning & Technology (Volume 24, Issue 2) on Technology-enhanced L2 Instructional Pragmatics is now available at https://www.lltjournal.org/ . Please visit the LLT website and be sure to sign up to receive your free subscription if you have not already done so. Also, we welcome your contributions for future issues. If you have questions about this process, or wish to submit a manuscript, please check our guidelines for submission at https://www.lltjournal.org/submission-guidelines/ .
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Folklorica, the Journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, is accepting submissions for a special issue on vernacular responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Covid-19 Pandemic has sent a ripple through a fraught and interconnected world, drastically shifting global currents towards stasis and seclusion. Countries have shut-down, hospitals have been overwhelmed, people have been relegated to their homes and the world has ground to a halt in a number of ways. It is in such times of crisis as these that folklore becomes a tool to fill the gaps of indeterminacy, to provide comfort, to attempt to explain how and why these events are unfolding and, in more insidious manifestations, to cast blame for the crisis on various real or imagined parties.
We at SEEFA are interested to hear how various parts of the Eastern European and Eurasian world are handling these events and what productive, vernacular arts and practices are flowering in this unusual yet fertile soil. We invite calls for the submission of original articles and field reports regarding Eastern European and Eurasian vernacular responses to the pandemic for an upcoming special issue of Folklorica. Given the scope of our field and the many angles from which articles could approach the material, we are aiming to receive numerous shorter pieces (theoretical musings, preliminary fieldwork reports, smaller articles on specific iterations, and other short, quality work) that will serve as an expanded forum on Eastern European folkloric approaches to the pandemic.
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Deadline: August 1, 2020 (workshop proposals); September 30, 2020 (general papers)
ICLDC 2021: Workshop and Talk Story proposals
Following a format introduced at the ICLDC 2017, we are including multiple 90-minute blocks on each day of the conference to be dedicated to two alternative conference activities: Talk Story Sessions and Workshops.
Talk Story Sessions: Introduced at ICLDC 2017 in response to participant feedback, ICLDC 2021 will again offer Talk Story sessions. These discussions will be led by an expert discussant and limited to 20-30 attendees per session. Each Talk Story will be repeated on different days of the conference, allowing ample opportunity for conference attendees to participate in the Talk Story Sessions of their choice. Talk Story sessions are meant to be fully interactive for participants, rather than a one-directional presentation of information. This format is particularly appropriate for discussing relationships, how we foster them, maintain them, and better understand their role in language reclamation and language documentation.
Workshops: We also welcome proposals for Workshops on topics broadly relating to the conference theme. Each 90-minute workshop will be repeated on different days of the conference, allowing multiple opportunities for interested attendees to participate. Workshops will accommodate a larger number of participants and are intended to be more presentational and instructional in style than the Talk Story sessions.
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Deadline: Open Until Filled
Middlebury College is urgently seeking a Russian Language Teaching Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position entails residing at the Russian House on campus for the academic year (health and safety conditions permitting), or working remotely in the event campus should be evacuated. In addition to living at the Russian House, the Language Teaching Assistant will organize supplementary cultural activities and programming for students of Russian at the college, provide support for language courses in the Russian Department, (including leading discussion sections), and tutoring for students of Russian at all levels at Middlebury. Taken together, these responsibilities will comprise approximately 20 hours of work per week in the fall and spring semesters, with the opportunity for additional hours during Winter term in January.
While this is not a full-time position, it might be a good fit for a graduate student on their way to an advanced degree. Compensation includes room and board, as well as insurance, and $16.25 per hour. Start date TBD, but likely mid to late August.
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Deadline (extended): July 31, 2020
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, American Councils Study Abroad will be running modified programs in Fall 2020.
Online Programs: Full-Time or Part-Time*
*Full-Time programs feature approximately 240 total contact hours over the course of the semester and award 16 undergraduate/15 graduate credits. Part-Time programs feature approximately 112 total contact hours over the course of the semester and award 8 undergraduate/10 graduate credits.
Hybrid Programs (7 weeks online; 7 weeks in-country**)
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FOR FALL 2020 GOLOSA, 5TH EDITION, IS AVAILABLE FREE IN PDF. ANCILLARIES ARE FREE ONLINE.
Please see the Golosa Inter-edition Download Site for details.
Golosa is leaving Pearson, Inc. for Routledge Publishers. Pearson, Inc. the former publisher has released the copyright for the current edition. The company will no longer print the book. Pearson ancillary materials (audio, video, MyRussianLab) will remain online until December 31, 2020.
The new Golosa 6th edition will be available from Routledge in early 2022.
In the meantime…
You may download all the PDFs for the current 5th edition.
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