CFP: 2022 Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)

Deadline: March 1, 2022

The National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon are pleased to announce the 2022 Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference (PLL 2022) which will take place online on September 12-14, 2022.

The conference main theme will be Teaching and Learning Interactional Pragmatics in a Digital World, but we welcome a broad range of topics in pragmatics, discourse, interaction, and sociolinguistics in their relation to second and foreign language learning, education, and use, approached from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We hope this conference brings together scholars and educators from all around the world who are interested in discussing both established and innovative approaches to teaching and learning pragmatics to strengthen our understanding of principles and practices in PLL and push the field to new and exciting directions in research and practice.

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CFP: ASEEES 2022 – Cognitive Approaches to Russian Culture

Deadline: February 22, 2022

We are seeking papers on cognitive perspectives on Russian literature and artistic culture for the Chicago meeting of ASEEES, November 10-13 or the virtual session October 13-14. “Cognitive” here is viewed broadly and may include any aspect of cognitive, developmental, evolutionary, behavioral, or cultural psychology; or any subset of the social sciences or humanities that are informed by them. If interested, please send proposed titles and abstracts to Tom Dolack at and Brett Cooke at by February 22nd. Please state a preference for in-person or online. Chairpersons and discussants are also welcome!

CFP: 54th ASEEES Annual Convention

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Call for Proposals – 54th ASEEES Annual Convention

October 13-14, 2022, Virtual Convention

November 10-13, 2022, Chicago Palmer House Hilton

Convention Theme: Precarity

We are accepting proposal submissions for the 2022 ASEEES Annual Convention with the deadline of March 1. We plan to host an in-person convention in Chicago in November following a smaller virtual convention in October. In the proposal submission process, you will need to indicate if the proposal is for the virtual or the in-person convention. The number of sessions for the virtual convention will be limited.

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CFP: Intergenerational Trauma in Refuge Communities

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals
Intergenerational Trauma in Refugee Communities

This book proposes to explore intergenerational/generational trauma, or ways in which trauma experienced by one generation affects the well-being of future generations, among refugee communities displaced throughout the world. The book will focus on legacy of trauma and how historical, cultural, and economic trauma affect survivors’ future generations. While trauma research literature documents single-episode effects of trauma, the long-term and intergenerational effects of traumatic experiences across refugee communities and cultural contexts is still a gap in the literature. This book seeks to include patterns and findings across disciplines, cultural contexts, and methodologies addressing how transmission of trauma occurs in specific refugee communities.

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CFP: 2022 Caucasus Research Forum (University of Illinois)

Deadline: March 7, 2022

The Slavic Reference Service is delighted to announce the 2022 Caucasus Research Forum, which will take place on March 30-31 at 9:00 am U.S. Central Time. This forum seeks to celebrate the diversity of the Caucasus region and bring together scholars, librarians, archivists, and students to discuss ongoing and completed projects. The theme for this year is Encounters. Subthemes of the forum include book culture and publishing, Post-Soviet identities, borderlands, and memory institutions. Those interested in giving a short, 15-20 minute presentation of their work should submit an abstract by March 7, 2022. Participants may present in any language, but we ask that participants provide an accompanying translation of their remarks in English. All interested in participating may register at the link below.

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CFA: Time, Objectified: Soviet Temporalities and Material Culture

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Edited by Julie Deschepper, Antony Kalashnikov, and Federica Rossi

In what ways were Soviet temporalities unique, from a global perspective? How can studies of Soviet material culture provide a vantage point from which to address this question?

Time is hardly a new object of research in the humanities and social sciences.  The last few decades have seen landmark works on the changing conceptualizations and experiences of time, written from the disciplinary standpoints of, among others, history (Hartog, Koselleck, Tamm), sociology (Bauman, Rosa, Zerubavel), philosophy (Gumbrecht, Lübbe, Osborne) and literary studies (Assmann, Berman). These studies have identified and explored multiple temporalities: the ways in which time is constructed, produced, instrumentalized, and negotiated by individuals and collectives, themselves embedded in time. As in the current animated discussion of modern and postmodern temporal orders, these investigations have been rooted in a Eurocentric framework. 

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CFA: ARISC Teaching the South Caucasus Workshop!

Deadline: January 10, 2022

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) in conjunction with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center’s (REEEC) Summer Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for the 2022 Teaching the South Caucasus workshop, a five-day forum focusing on curricular development for post-secondary educators, with a priority given to community college and minority serving institutions (CC/MSI).

In a five-day workshop participants will engage with topics on the history, societies, politics, environment, and culture of the South Caucasus; take part in pedagogical activities; conduct research at the University of Illinois’ world-renowned library; and workshop individual and group projects. Participants will work with scholars specializing in the South Caucasus who will give lectures, lead discussions, and provide feedback on participants’ projects. The workshop will also include a session with a UIUC librarian, three nightly films, one from each South Caucasian country, as well as a presentation from a regional film scholar.

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CFP: Princeton University Graduate Conference

Deadline: February 1, 2022

 Princeton University Graduate Conference, May 13-14, 2022
*To Be Held In-Person*
The ‘Byt’ of Literature:
Literary Personalities, Scholarly Discourses and the Modes of Their Production

Co-organizers: Lidia Tripiccione and Benjamin Musachio, Princeton University

 Keynote Speaker: Kevin M.F. Platt, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania

In his most famous article, Boris Eikhenbaum showed how Gogol’s Overcoat was made: a literary text was presented as a product of meticulous fabrication. In his later work, Eikhenbaum similarly explored the constructed nature of the environment (byt) in which literature is produced. Focusing on social and artistic milieus, Eikhenbaum asked: How are poets and literary figures “made?” In responding to this question, we seek to refine, recast, and expand the Formalist mode of inquiry.

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Conference/CFP: Varlam Shalamov in the Context of Contemporaneity

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Vladimir Dahl Russian State Literary Museum, Moscow

June 23–24, 2022

Vladimir Dahl Russian State Literary Museum organizes the Conference dedicated to the Russian writer Varlam Shalamov and invites proposals on the works and life of Shalamov in the context of literature and arts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Varlam Shalamov was an attentive observer of the events of his epoch. His diaries and letters are full of accurate remarks and portraits of his contemporaries. His works cannot be examined without the context of the epoch, the history of literature, and culture of the twentieth century. It is important how Shalamov is read and understood now. Poets and writers who found themselves with Shalamov in the same epoch, also tried in their own way to reflect on the twentieth century in all the senses that this concept means.

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CFP: Mobilization through Sport in Southeast Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Deadline: February 2022

The spread of various forms of physical movement could also be observed in Southeast Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries, such as physical exercise, gymnastics and organized sports. The basis for these parallel developments included a new understanding of physicality resulting from the Enlightenment and of the relationship between humans and nature, a growing political awareness, various approaches to sporting activity (from national-mobilizing in the sense of Jahn’s gymnastics movement or the widespread “Sokol” groups among the Slavs up to internationalist-socialist) and a new understanding of leisure time, which in the middle-class milieu was derived from changed working hours and a new concept of consumption. In the 19th century, the middle class created associational structures that enabled leisure and exercise in the great outdoors, for example through the widespread hiking clubs, which mainly researched and mapped mountain landscapes through infrastructural measures, which in turn contributed to creating symbolic boundaries.

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