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K-12 Opportunity: Graphic Literature and Global Literacy Workshop (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing Until Filled

Graphic Literature and Global Literacy –
Strategies and resources to inspire critical conversations in ELA and Social Studies classrooms
Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Perry Castaneda Library (Learning Labs)
University of Texas at Austin Campus

This workshop will examine graphic literature from around the world to show how it can be used to increase global awareness and encourage explorations of diverse cultures and perspectives. For students, graphic novels and comic books are appealing resources that allow them to formulate and grasp new and challenging ideas while developing their creativity. For teachers, these multimodal texts offer new ways to engage students and assess their facility in understanding and analyzing content. They provide a chance to build literacy and critical thinking skills by helping students develop a deeper and more complex understanding of what they read. Graphic literature also provides an alternate way of approaching biographies and other forms of literature, introduces importantpolitical events and cultural moments, builds historical knowledge, and facilitates understandings of the development of national and social identities.

The workshop is designed for ELA and Social Studies educators at the middle and high school level, and addresses Texas and national teaching standards related to literacy and critical thinking; how culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of place and history; understanding points of view; interpretation and critical evaluation of different resources; and expression of ideas in a creative way. Continue reading

Job: Program Admin Specialist (Open Society Foundations)

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled

Job description

The Open Society Foundations are a major nongovernmental supporter of efforts to improve the economic and social inclusion of Roma in Central and South Eastern Europe. Over the past two decades, our Roma-related programs have worked on a wide range of issues, including equal access to quality education, women’s empowerment and gender equity, public health, civic and political participation, media access and the development of Roma media, promoting tolerance, cultural diversity, and challenging anti-Roma prejudice.

The Roma Initiatives Office provides support to civil society through three major programs: Barvalipe—richness or pride in the Romani language—which supports the emergence of a confident new generation of Roma advocates capable of leading Roma organizations or working in EU institutions, international organizations, and national public service; Zoralipe—strength or power—which supports the institutional growth of Roma organizations; and Paruvipe—change—which supports advocacy campaigns aimed at influencing public decision-making and service delivery. Continue reading

CFP: Central Slavic Conference (St. Louis, Missouri)

Deadline for Submissions: September 01, 2018

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 19-21, 2018.

Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies). Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC Vice-President Dr. Michele Leigh at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than September 1, 2018. Early proposals are encouraged. All proposals should include:

-Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;
-For individual paper presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
-For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
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Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh is offering two postdoctoral fellowships—one in the arts and humanities; and one in the social sciences and/or professional disciplines—to begin in September 2019 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet regions of Eurasia. These fellowships are designed to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers while simultaneously building their teaching records. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018. More information is available on the application portal, https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48448/ucis-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-russian-east-european-and-eurasian-studies-for.

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Asst. Professor of Balkan/South Slavic Studies (UC, Berkeley)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), in the area of Balkan/South Slavic Studies. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. The department seeks a specialist in South Slavic Languages/Literatures/Cultures whose primary focus is Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS). This may include specializations in literature, folklore, linguistics, and/or the cultural history of the region. Candidates will be expected to supervise BCS language instruction and should be able to teach BCS at the advanced level. Expertise in additional Slavic languages is welcomed. For more details about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit:
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01863.

Application deadline is October 25, 2018. With questions, contact issahr@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

CFP: The Power of the Powerless: A 1968 Retrospective Symposium (U. of Arizona)

Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS: A 1968 RETROSPECTIVE

An interdisciplinary symposium on the global events of 1968

Friday, November 2, 2018
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Keynote Speaker: David Danaher (University of Wisconsin-Madison), author of _Reading Vaclav Havel_ (University of Toronto Press, 2015).

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the global events of 1968 (such as literature, film, theatre, music, the visual arts, politics, history, sociology, etc.) are invited for the symposium. Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged.

Supported by the University of Arizona’s College of Humanities, Dept. of French & Italian, and Dept. of Russian & Slavic Studies, the symposium “The Power of the Powerless: A 1968 Retrospective” seeks to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines and perspectives on the 50th anniversary of the important global events of 1968. The one-day symposium is book-ended by keynote speakers and organized into three panels; each panel will be organized around a particular theme (i.e., “Roots,” “Media, Performance & the Arts,” “Legacies,” etc.) rather than by country, in order to better explore issues connected with 1968 that are common around the globe and across cultural lines. For those in the Tucson area, three free, hosted film screenings will be held in the days preceding and following the symposium.

To present a paper at the symposium, please submit a proposal by *September 15, 2018.*

A complete proposal consists of:
1. Author’s contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, and email).
2. Paper title
3. 250-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary)

Please send proposals by email to: Benjamin Jens, bcjens@email.arizona.edu

Please include “1968 Symposium” in the subject line of your email. All submissions will be acknowledged and considered. All applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than September 30.

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Asst. Professor of Russian (Dartmouth College)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

The Department of Russian at Dartmouth College invites applications for a position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian beginning in Fall 2019. We are seeking a teacher-scholar with an innovative research agenda and dedication to the undergraduate teaching of Russian language, literature, and culture. While the area of specialization is open, candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative research interests and expertise in post-Soviet and contemporary Russian culture, media or cultural studies, or the non-Russian regions of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are particularly welcome. In addition to specialized courses, the successful candidate will also teach general survey courses in Russian literature and culture and have an opportunity to lead our summer language program in St. Petersburg. Students at Dartmouth are diverse by many measures, and the College seeks to foster an atmosphere of openness and inclusivity. We particularly seek applicants with an interest in teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

The Russian Department has five and one half tenure line faculty and the Language program coordinator in the rank of Assistant Research Professor and often sponsors post doctoral fellows. Our courses enjoy strong enrollments from a broad constituency of students. Many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and programs such as Theater, Film studies, Anthropology, and Comparative Literature. Current faculty members participate in a variety of campus research and pedagogical initiatives, such as Digital Humanities and Experiential Learning. A successful applicant would have the potential to forge research and curricular links with other Dartmouth departments and programs.

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Academic Job: Asst. Professor in Russian and Global Studies (Penn State U.)

Deadline for Applications: October 01, 2018

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian and Global Studies, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in 19th, 20th, or 21st-century Russian literature and the ability to teach a variety of courses in global studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of Russian language, have a strong publication record/research agenda, and be able to contribute to the department’s M.A. program in Russian and Comparative Literature. Additional expertise in another Slavic language welcome. Candidates should be able to contribute to the Global Studies Program, including its undergraduate major, which introduces students to humanistic and social scientific methods for approaching globalization and global problems in any of five designated options: Human Rights; Culture and Identity; Global Conflict; Wealth and Inequality; or Health and Environment. Visit our program websites at http://german.la.psu.eduand http://glis.la.psu.edu/.

Starting date: August 2019 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in Russian, Slavic Studies, or related field in hand by time of appointment; appropriate teaching experience; relevant record of publication and ongoing research potential.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/XXXXXXXXXQuestions may be addressed to Carissa Milliman (clm312@psu.edu) for forwarding to the appropriate faculty member.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CFP: “Teaching of Folklore and Teaching with Folklore” (Foklorica)

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018

Folklorica, the peer-reviewed journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Society (affiliate of ASEEES), is seeking submissions for a thematic issue on the “Teaching of Folklore and Teaching with Folklore.” Folklore courses are some of the biggest draws to our departments. Yet many departments have no folklorists. This issue will address the challenges and successes of folklore classes. Folklore also plays an important role in language, culture, or literature classroom, and papers addressing its role in those contexts would also be welcome. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2018.

You need not be a member of SEEFA to submit papers to the journal.

More information on the journal, including back issues, and submission guidelines may be found at: https://journals.ku.edu/folklorica

Information on membership may be found at: http://www.seefa.org/

Grad Program: MA Programs in Political Science (EUSP)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018 (Spring 2019 Semester); April 20, 2019 (Fall 2019 Semester)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

MA degree programs in Political Science
Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) | Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO)

The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) invites all students interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet area (Eurasia) to join one of our international Master’s degree programs in Political Science. You may focus on Russian and Eurasian Studies or on Energy Politics in Eurasia.

EUSP means:

o Private graduate school in Russia
o Top research university for social sciences and humanities
o MA degree in 1 year
o Language of instruction – English
o 3:1 student/faculty ratio
o Individual guidance and personal attention
o 24/7 staff assistance in English
o A new campus in the city center
o Life and study experience in enchanting St. Petersburg

Please select your program:

IMARES: International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies – Master’s degree program in the politics, economy, society, culture, arts and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian countries. One-year intensive program. eu.spb.ru/imares

ENERPO: Energy Politics in Eurasia – Master’s degree program in energy politics in Eurasia with specific focus on energy security, energy economics and markets, energy law, and regional energy studies (EU, Middle East, and East Asia) and current events in the energy sector. One-year intensive program. eu.spb.ru/enerpo

Russian language courses from beginner to advanced levels are also available as part of each program’s curriculum and can be taken for credit. Continue reading