CFP: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Deadline: June 15, 2020


The organizing committee of SCLC-2020 still hopes to have the conference as scheduled in December 4-6, 2020, as planned. The confirmed invited speaker of the conference is Martin Haspelmath.

In case it will not be possible to hold SCLC-2020 in December, the event will be moved to June. We have now the exact dates for this plan B: June 4-6, 2021. The confirmed invited speakers of the conference in June 2021 are Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) and Sergey Say (Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Typology).

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CFP: American Society for Theater Research

Deadline: June 1, 2020

American Society for Theatre Research, November 5-8, 2020 (*note this is the same weekend as ASEEES)

Working Session – Disrupted Nationhoods and the Repetition of Change: Theatre and Performance in Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia

Continuing from last year, we invite proposals to our Central and Eastern European focused group that advance our conversation toward dismantling artificial binaries (east/west, national/state, tradition/progress, minority/majority, etc.) based on static notions of repetition and reperformance. We want to further explore performance and theatre as means to disrupt core conceptions of seemingly clear-cut “new nationalisms” and cultural boundaries and identities. With our shared focus on countries reshaped and reconstituted numerous times, we ask: what does reperformance mean in a context where identities have been reformed amidst repeated geographic upheaval and political turbulence? What meanings does repetition create where the most frequent form of repetition is change? What can reperformance mobilize for audiences who have often witnessed it merely perform rearranged, narrativized pasts to serve agenda-laden purposes? How does performance conceptualize “national” and ethnic identities of the region–themselves often transnational–as borders are redrawn around/through them? How does performance offer useful disruptions of localized identities that embrace, integrate, or reject the global and transnational beyond recycling the familiar? Within such a context, does repetition or reperformance inevitably fail? If so, what modes allow us to analyze theatre and performance from this part of the world?

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CFP: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference (Arctic University of Norway)

Deadline: June 15, 2020

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) will hold its 17th conference on December 4-6, 2020 at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway. The conference will be locally organized and hosted by the CLEAR research group led by Tore Nesset and Laura A. Janda at UiT.

They invite abstracts for 20+10 min presentations on any topic of relevance to Slavic Cognitive Linguistics. Abstracts should be based on work that has not yet been published. They especially encourage submissions from young researchers. Abstracts can be written in English or in any Slavic language. For more details see the abstract submission section.

Invited speakers

  • The confirmed invited speaker is Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)

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Ab Imperio Journal Call for Submissions

Deadline: July 1, September 1, December 1, 2020

The editors of the Ab Imperio Journal invite colleagues to join the collective intellectual effort and share their studies which fit the main theme of the 2020 Annual Program: “When Postimperial Meets Postnational: Envisioning New Forms of Groupness in Historical Perspective“.

Manuscripts can be submitted at the latest by the following dates: July 1 for the issue 2/2020, September 1 for the issue 3/2020, December 1 for the issue 4/2020.

See more about the Annual Program and sub-topics of each issue at https://abimperio.blogspot.com/

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CFP: Bobby R Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence (UT Austin)

Deadline: June 30, 2020


The Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the sixth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2020.
 
The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project’s mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.
 
The Bobby R. Inman Awardrecognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security. 
 
Additional information about the Inman Award, including submission requirements and previous winners, is available at www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/inman-award

CFP: The Carpathians: Transnational Perspectives Issue

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Spiegelungen: Journal for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe

Call for Papers: The Carpathians: Transnational Perspectives Issue Theme No. 1.21

The Carpathians – the mountain range stretching from the Czech Republic through Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and Romania to Serbia – are an important geographic, economic, and cultural marker in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the centuries they have served – sometimes alternately and sometimes simultaneously – as sites of both refuge and war, commerce and spiritual renewal, tourism and hard-won livelihoods in remote and dangerous conditions. Like their larger cousins, the Alps, the Carpathians figure prominently in the literatures of the cultures sharing their space. Yet unlike the Alps, whose literary construction has been the subject of several recent scholarly volumes, the ways in which the Carpathians are imagined in literature have received much less attention.

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CFP: SCMLA October 8-10th, Houston Texas

Deadline: April 29, 2020

Please consider participating at this small and user-friendly conference. We are trying to sustain our Russian language/literature panels at this type of conferences for a greater exposer of Russian programs and research, which will not be possible without your participation. If you know graduate students interested in presenting their research or local school teachers / community college instructors (lecturers, professor) interested in sharing their pedagogical practices, please share this e-mail with them.

As I already mentioned, our panels are very friendly and welcoming, pretty informal. Your presentation can be on results of seasoned research, or on work in progress (preliminary results) – in Russian literature, comparative literature, literature and film intersection, linguistic aspects of literature, poetry.

If you are interested in presenting, email the suggested topic and abstract  by April 29th to  Jill Martiniuk, University of South Florida: jmmartiniuk@usf.edu

Double submissions are not allowed. You also must a member of SCMLA. Each member may submit a proposal to one academic session.

Looking forward to your ideas, suggestions, proposals.

South Central Modern Language Association

Houston, Texas

October 8-10, 2020

Call for Papers

CFP: 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference “Eurasia and Global Migration”

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference brings together scholars exploring dimensions of global migration to, from and within the Eurasian space. For the purposes of this conference, the geographic domain of the Eurasian space includes Central and Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space. We discuss migration and the agency of migrants in terms of social, political, cultural and economic processes and flows, which redefine the contours of national boundaries and affect societal development in both sending and receiving societies. Migration to, from and within the Eurasian space has been a part of flows and processes between the Global North and Global South, but also a part of the building of past empires.

Historically, the impact of migration in many fields, such as economy and culture, has been enormous. In addition to these, migration affects national politics, global inequality, urbanization, local communities, travel of ideas, cultural renewal, institutional development, labor markets, innovation, education and social policy,  as well as foreign and security policy. Migration also requires transnational solutions as a part of national and regional migration policy. New migration flows and processes can be expected due to political upheavals, environmental degradation and climate change.

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CFP: Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic Studies

Deadline: June 19, 2020

It is a great pleasure for us to invite all of you to submit papers to Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic StudiesPoljarnyj Vestnik was  earlier the working papers of the University of Tromsö, but has been upgraded to an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. We now welcome submissions for our seventh volume after the reorganization. Contributions from Slavists from any country and institution are welcome. Articles are published in English or Russian. The homepage of the journal is: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/vestnik/index

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CFP: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published in December of 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.

    Contributions may be written in either English or Russian, and should generally be no longer than 7000 words. More detailed explanations regarding submission policies and procedures can be found at http://rlj.americancouncils.org/policies or at the end of this issue. 

Submissions should be sent by email to either of the co-editors no later than 1 May 2020.