CFP: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Consider joining us for the 2022 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, i.e. “KFLC: The Languages, Literature, and Cultures Conference, 2022.” Abstract submission will remain open until 1 November 2021 @ 11:59 PM, EST. There is still plenty of time to submit your abstracts for the conference!  The Russian & Slavic Studies sessions will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday 22 April; the entire conference runs 21-23 April 2022.  In addition to Russian & Slavic Studies, KFLC offers sessions in the following divisions:


  *   Arabic and Islamic Studies
  *   East Asian Studies
  *   French and Francophone Studies
  *   German-Austrian-Swiss Studies
  *   Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  *   Hispanic and Romance Linguistics
  *   Indigenous Studies
  *   Intercultural Studies
  *   Italian Studies
  *   Language Studies for the Professions
  *   Linguistics (General)
  *   Lusophone Studies

  *   Music Studies

  *   Neo-Latin Studies
  *   Russian and Slavic Studies
  *   Second Language Acquisition
  *   Spanish American (Latin American) Studies
  *   Spanish Peninsular Studies
  *   Translation Studies

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CFP: How Science Became Popular-Epistemic Governance and Scientific Citizenship in the Twentieth Century (Univ. of Houston)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Please check out this call for papers for a conference in Houston in March 2022 science communication, epistemic governance, and scientific citizenship in the 20th century. The organizer is a top-notch Soviet historian (Aleksey Golubev), but the scope is global and interdisciplinary. They have funding mainly for graduate students and early-career scholars (postdocs, contingent faculty) but they also welcome tenure-track and tenured faculty to participate.  Deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

CFP: Proposed Special Cluster of Russian Language Journal

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Undergraduate Research in Russian Language Studies 

Guest Editors: Svetlana Sokolova and Anna Endresen. 

Brief description: 

Undergraduate research, as defined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities “involve[s] students with actively contested questions, empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies, and the sense of excitement that comes from working to answer important questions.” Undergraduate research is considered a high impact practice that can increase student learning driven by mentoring relationships with faculty while also building a culture of innovation and scholarship on campus. 

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CFP: Symposium on Disinformation Studies (Swarthmore College)

Deadline: December 20, 2021

Swarthmore College is hosting the first regional Symposium on Disinformation Studies. The SDS will be an interdisciplinary conference about the causes and effects of disinformation, its probable evolution, and practical counter-measures and solutions. We encourage papers on information warfare, analyzing it through both national and global lenses, just as we welcome discussions from experts of varied disciplinary backgrounds—disinformation spread is an issue that does not discriminate on the basis of industry or national boundary. 

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Submissions Wanted: The Texas Strategist Undergraduate Student Journal

Information Session: October 18 at 2pm

The Texas Strategist is soliciting submissions for the Winter Edition 2021

Are you interested in the field of national security, international security, or international relations? Do you have something to say about foreign policy, diplomacy, or intelligence? The Texas Strategist is looking for submissions from UT undergraduate students who would like to publish their thoughts in a competitive, public-facing journal. Publishing with the Texas Strategist is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your writing and critical thinking abilities, express your viewpoint, and add to your resume.

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Seminar: ASEEES Slavic DH Workshop

Event Date: December 1, 2021

The ASEEES Conference Slavic DH Workshop will be taking place on Zoom on December 1, 2021. This year, the workshop will focus on computational periodical studies, including the materials and questions posed by the interinstitutional DH project, “The Pages of Early Soviet Performance.”https://cdh.princeton.edu/…/pages-early-soviet…/ The “Pages of Early Soviet Performance (PESP)” uses machine learning to generate multiple datasets of early-Soviet illustrated periodicals related to the performing arts. By using computer vision techniques and training a YOLO (You Only Look Once) real-time object detection model, this project generates textual and image data that will facilitate new avenues of research about Soviet culture during the first decades after the October Revolution (1917-1932). All registered participants of ASEEES are welcome to join this hands-on, three-part workshop, focused on the digitization of Russian/Slavic periodicals. Each session is self-contained and can be attended “a la carte.” Participation in all sessions is not required. CALL FOR PANELISTS: Do you use periodical collections in your teaching? Are you a student who has used digital periodical collections in your research or in a classroom setting? We are also seeking interested participants and presenters for our second session dedicated to teaching and learning with periodicals. Please contact Kat Hill Reischl (kmhill@stanford.edu) or Andrew Janco (ajanco@haverford.edu) for questions or to join the panel.

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CFP: Queer-Life Writing in Russia and Beyond

Deadline: October 31, 2021

A special issue of the journal AvtobiografiЯ, devoted to ‘Queer Life Writing in Russia and Beyond’, will be published in December 2022. The issue will include ten articles on the poetics of queer life-writing in Russian and Russophone literature, and includes new critical approaches to familiar figures such as Durova, Eisenstein, Mogutin, as well as work on lesser-known contemporary writers such as Olga Zhuk and Andrei Dittsel’.

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CFP: Imagining the 90s – The First Post-Soviet Decade and its Narratives in Literature and Culture

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Imagining the 90s – Call for Papers | Slavistik (unibas.ch)

International conference, January 20-22th 2022, ONLINE

30 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the time has come to historicize the 1990s and their conceptualizations. Rarely has there been a period marked by such contradictory and multi-coded framings as the first post-Soviet decade: Viewed both as a time of troubles (”лихие 90-е”) as well as a time of absolute freedom, as a period of global disorientation and crisis as well as one of new hopes and opportunities, the post-Soviet 1990s form a perfect example of what Jury Lotman called a “взрыв” (“explosion”). While many studies have examined the political, social and economic transformations in the post-Soviet realm, little attention has been paid to the images that this crucial decade generated in the arts. This is all the more surprising given that literature, film, theatre, music and other artistic manifestations are likely to provide the most complex and multi- layered insights into this time and its diverse representations. In this conference, we want to investigate the 90s, on the one hand, as a time of wide-ranging artistic transformations and, on the other hand, as a topos created in (later) narratives and artistic imaginations.

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CFP: Meetings and Movements of Jewish People & Artifacts across Cold-War Boundaries

Deadline: January 14, 2022

The political discourses of the Cold War, and of the first decades of reflection following the regime changes in Central Europe in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, portrayed a world divided by ideology and bifurcated by militarized borders. We seek to explore areas and moments of contact between Jews and Jewish communities across Cold-War boundaries, with the goal of deepening our understanding of the Cold War as a global phenomenon, and of shared cultural patterns across its divides. We aim to include works which cover a broad geographical scope, including the USSR, but without centering experiences with that state. Proposals pertaining to southeastern and central Europe, as well as to capitalist regions beyond the USA are desired.

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