CFP: Between Estate and Class in Russia’s Long 19th Century: Literary Responses to Social Transformation (AATSEEL)

Deadline: August 15, 2020

Between Estate and Class in Russia’s Long 19th Century:
Literary Responses to Social Transformation


Proposals are being accepted until August 15, and should be sent to the head of the Stream division, Dr. Meghan Murphy-Lee murphyle@uwm.edu. Although this is a panel about literature, we welcome submissions from beyond literary studies, e.g. from historians who find the topic interesting. Feel free to email Helen Stuhr-Rommereim directly if you are unsure whether your proposal would fit the stream. As AATSEEL will be fully online this year, presenters can attend the conference from anywhere.

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Conference/CFP: Internet Communication: Multiformat and Multifunctionality (Russian, English, German)

Deadline: September 10, 2020


You’re invited to take part in the conference ‘Internet Communication: Multiformat and Multifunctionality’,  29 – 30 October 2020 in Arkhangelsk (Russia), held by the Higher School of Social Sciences, Humanities and International Communication of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov in Arkhangelsk with the support of the Lecturate of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Ekaterinburg.

Internet-communication today develops in a direction, where different formats and modi are used, which interact with each other and lead to the appearance of new communicative phenomena  –  e.g. Internet memes, live-broadcasting or photo-histories.

We propose researchers from different fields of research to think about and reflect on the linguistic, social, psychological and pragmatic kind of communicative phenomena on the Internet. Researchers, university teachers,  PhD candidates and postgraduate students are invited to participate in the conference.                                                                         

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CFP: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Central European New Media (Digital Icons)

Deadline: July 31, 2020

www.digitalicons.org

Digital Selves
Embodiment and Co-Presence
in New Media Cultures in Central Europe and Eurasia

Guest editors:
Cassandra Hartblay (University of Toronto)
Tatiana Klepikova (University of Toronto)

Since the emergence of new media cultures, the theorization of the relationship between embodied positioning in space and our digital personas has evolved in new and significant directions. We have become increasingly aware of the forms of extended, multiple and fragmented selves that are made possible by internet and computer-facilitated settings. New media have championed previously unthinkable practices of self-representation necessitating a change in how researchers understand the virtual traces of our bodies online and the relationship between material bodies and physical spaces.

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Conference: The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC)

Deadline: August 1; September 30, 2020

Recognizing Relationships
The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC)
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
March 4-7, 2021

The Executive Committee of the 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC 7) has put together this FAQ to address questions that we have received concerning our Call for Workshops and Talk Story sessions (deadline August 1, 2020) and our General Session Call for Papers (deadline September 30, 2020) as well as questions regarding Registration fees. The Executive Committee will continue to update this FAQ and our website as more information becomes available. 

Frequently Asked Questions for ICLDC 7

  1. What is the schedule for ICLDC 7 going to be like? How will ICLDC 7 accommodate presenters and participants from different time zones?

The ICLDC Executive Committee aims to make the conference as accessible as possible to as many different people as possible. So, we are planning to have a staggered schedule with two blocks each day of the conference. That is, we will hold a morning block in Hawai‘i, which will be convenient for participants from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and potentially Australia, and an evening block in Hawai‘i, which will be convenient for Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa. While this schedule provides additional challenges for the conference organizers, we hope that it will encourage broad international participation. We feel that holding ICLDC7 virtually is an opportunity for many people to present and attend the conference. We do not want the schedule to prevent anyone from attending.  

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CFP: Beyond Carnival: Funny Dostoevsky

Deadline: September 15, 2020

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, May 2021
Conference organizers: Lynn Patyk (Dartmouth College) and Irina Erman (College of Charleston)

Has the global pandemic, economic recession, and creeping authoritarianism of 2020 got you down? If it has, then there’s one surefire cure: read Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky is chock-full of hilarity in all forms: satire, parody, good old-fashioned vaudeville, the carnivalesque (of course!), and micro humor. Sadly, literary criticism has focused overwhelmingly on “dark Dostoevsky” or “heavy Dostoevsky,” in the process saddling Dostoevsky with the partially undeserved reputation of being one of the deepest, darkest, and most depressing writers of European modernity. No doubt this is because the high seriousness of the academic enterprise, following the classical genre system, leads it to devalue the comedic and privilege more elevated styles and themes: the philosophical, the psychological, the metaphysical. Yet in Dostoevsky’s novels, many of these themes sound or are manifest in a slyly or raucously comic key, Ivan Karamazov’s devil being one outstanding example.

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CFP: Ukrainian Studies Conference (Indiana University)

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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CFP: Systemic Race and Police Brutality (Slavic and East European Journal)

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.

CFP: Vernacular Responses to Covid-19 Pandemic (Folklorica)

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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CFP: International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

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. 

Presentation formats

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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CFP: Slavic Review Forum on Race and Bias

Deadline: August 15, 2020

Seeking to address current social and political upheaval around systemic racism and to engage with questions of race and bias in our profession, our field, and our research, Slavic Review will host a Critical Discussion Forum, to be published approximately in June 2021. Thus, we are inviting scholars in any phase of the profession to submit abstracts of up to 250 words on any aspect of race in the profession and or race as an object of study in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. All disciplines are welcome.

Please send abstracts to the editor, Harriet Murav, at slavrev@illinois.edu by August 15. The organizing committee of this Forum will ask up to 20 authors to develop their abstracts into 3000 word articles, not including footnotes, to be submitted by October 1, 2020.  The completed articles will be peer reviewed.

For more information generally about Slavic Review, see: www.slavicreview.illinois.edu

For questions regarding this Critical Discussion Forum on race and bias, please contact Harriet Murav at slavrev@illinois.edu.

The organizing committee:
Joy Carew (University of Louisville)
Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University)
Harriet Murav (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)