CFP: Queer Life-Writing in Russia and Beyond

Deadline: April 5, 2021


Special Issue of AvtobiografiЯ 2022- Queer Life-Writing in Russia and Beyond
Guest edited by Connor Doak (Bristol)

This special issue of AvtobiografiЯ investigates the poetics of queer life-writing in Russian. What does a queer text in Russian look like? How do queer writers make use of, appropriate, or transform existing forms and genres? How does the queer Russian text evolve over time? How has the queer Russian text developed alongside, and responded to, queer texts that have come into Russia from other cultures? How has the evolution of literary forms and genres in Russian culture, as well as the evolution of information technologies, shaped the poetics of queer life-writing? Note that we have nearly reached our full complement of contributors, but we are seeking one or two further articles, particularly on bisexual and lesbian life-writing.

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CFP: MLA panel “Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East”

Deadline: March 15, 2021

We invite paper proposals for a guaranteed Slavic and East European session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC:

Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East
The session explores post-Cold War migration narratives, focusing on East European points of departure and on literature produced in languages acquired under the conditions of displacement. How can literary migration be thought beyond the transnational turn?

If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Djordje Popović ( and Lilla Balint ( by March 15, 2021.

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CFP: Folklore and Protest (Folklorica)

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Special Issue “Folklore and Protest”: Call for Papers

Folklorica, the peer-reviewed Journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, is accepting submissions for a thematic issue “Folklore and Protest.”

Whether expressing disapproval or advocating for change, protests are integral parts of contemporary political processes. They can vary in size, form, and scope, range from peaceful to violent, and represent a number of positions on various political spectrums. Political protest has become a critical public manifestation of discontent in Eastern Europe and Eurasia today. Among the most recent examples are the abortion protests in Poland, the Armenian demonstrations over Nagorno-Karabakh, marches objecting to Alexei Navalny’s detention in Russia, and the ongoing unrest in Belarus opposing the Lukashenko regime.

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CFP: Special Issue- Slavic Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Deadline for Submissions: July 1st, 2021

International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence has opened a Call for papers for a Special Issue on Slavic Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War initiated the processes of transformation of societies and states that were part of the Warsaw Pact and Non-Aligned Movement in the Eurasian region. During the Cold War, these states were maintained by the firm hand of a repressive system. Intelligence and security agencies were the function of a totalitarian one-party government. The crisis in Southeast Europe continues, a source of numerous security threats to the stability and security of Europe, the EU, and NATO. Intelligence and counterintelligence agencies/services were involved in the process of strong and intense social and political change. This special issue on Slavic intelligence
and counterintelligence is intended to stimulate academic discussion on their activities during and after the Cold War, and the process of a transition into today’s hybrid threats. We are interested in research focusing on the analysis of organizations, operations, and the impact of intelligence security agencies (or the intelligence community where it existed) in Slavic-speaking countries.

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CFP: Pamiętnik Teatralny [Theatrical Memoir]- Ends, Urban Culture

Deadline: March 10, 2021; June 5, 2021

Pamiętnik Teatralny [Theatrical Memoir], is an academic quarterly devoted to the history and historiography of theatre and drama. The journal prides itself on its almost 70-years tradition being published continuously since 1952 by the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2020 onward, submissions in English are welcomed. Submissions are invited for two calls for papers.

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CFP: First Wave of Russian Emigration Symposium: Cult and Everyday Life

Deadline: March 8, 2021

The First Wave of Russian Emigration Symposium series 2020–22

The Research Centre for Russian Studies and Methodology of Eötvös Loránd Univeristy (Budapest), the A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature RAS (Moscow), the Historical Faculty of Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg) and the Vyacheslav Ivanov Research Centre (Rome) invite you to participate in the 2nd event of a series of symposia on The First Wave of Russian Emigration, which will take place on April 1, 2021, online.

The aim of the 2nd symposium “The First Wave of Russian Emigration: Cult and Everyday Life” is to explore a range of current research topics regarding the cults and everyday life practices of the first wave of Russian emigration between 1920–1940.

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International Communism-Themed Research Competition for Young Scholars (Estonian Institute of Historical Memory)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (EIHM) has announced an international research competition on communism. We invite researchers aged up to 35 (included) to participate in the competition with their academic publications or unpublished Master’s and Doctoral theses on the history of communist ideology or the various aspects of communist regimes’ activities. The topics do not need to be related to Estonia’s history.

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CFP: Innovative Practices and Pedagogies for Intl Development (Indiana U)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development at Indiana University is hosting a virtual workshop on entitled “Innovative Practices and Pedagogies for Teaching Undergraduate International Development Studies.” The workshop will be held on June 7-8, 2021 from 10am-3pm ET.

Workshop participants are expected to both present at the workshop and attend all sessions, and they will receive a stipend of $750.00 for their participation. Participation will be capped at 20 people.

Please see the attached file for more information about the workshop.
To apply, complete this application by March 31, 2021.
Please contact with any questions

Graduate and Undergraduate Essay Contest on Dostoevsky-Related Topics

Deadline: June 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that the Readers’ Advisory Board of the North American Dostoevsky Society is running another student essay contest! This year, we are looking for outstanding undergraduate- and graduate-student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. Nominate your best students… or nominate yourself! See the two separate CFPs below for more details. Good luck!

Note: because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the competition to encompass 2019-21. Please note the updated submission date of June 1, 2021 (submissions are welcome on a rolling basis).

Undergraduate CFP

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites IDS/NADS members in good standing to nominate outstanding student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. (If you are not a member of IDS or NADS, you can join at Students are welcome to nominate their own work, in which case IDS/NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay. The winner of the undergraduate contest will receive free membership in NADS for one year and a Dostoevsky-themed swag.

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Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)mare pleased to announce the seventh annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced in time for the upcoming 2021 SCMS meeting (which this year will take place online). The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.

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