Category Archives: Calls for Papers (CFPs)

CFP: Crimea – The Literary, Cultural, and Historical Reflection (Prague, Czechia)

Deadline for Submissions: March 01, 2018

INVITATION TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

Crimea – the literary, cultural and historical reflection

25th 6 to 27 6th 2018 Academic conference center Hus-Jilská, Hus
4a 110 00 Praha 1

The conference is part of an international project, which is supported
Czech Academy of Sciences (program strategy and 21 – Europe and the state:
between civilization and barbarism).

On the occasion of the international meeting of the project team wants imagine
their work and initiate a broader scientific debate on the topic.

We look forward to your contributions relating to the following topics:

• Literary topos Crimea
• traumatic Crimea as a place of cultural memory
• Crimea as a crossroads of cultures
• Crimean Tatars
• Crimea as Russian imperial figure
• The media war of Crimea
• Current research on intercultural Crimea
• Myth Crimea Crimea as a sacred place in the Russian imagination, as Crimea
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CFP: 6th International Conference of the EAM: Realism(s) of the Avant-Garde and Modernism (Münster)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

Münster, 5-7 September 2018

EAM, The European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies: The avant-gardes of the 20th century defined themselves, and are defined by us, essentially by their relations to various concepts of realism.

(1) Mostly, they distinguish themselves eagerly from the realisms of the 19th-century.
(2) Nevertheless, they often claim some kind of truth or higher realism – super-realism – for themselves, claiming to have access to some primary reality that cannot be presented in traditional arts.
(3) These super-realisms are in turn challenged by movements such as New Objectivity, Magic Realism, or different varieties of political popular art, which in their turn claim to be more realistic than the supposedly outmoded avant-gardes.
(4) Even the neo-avant-gardes and other movements from the second half of the 20th century to the present day have to deal with concurrent varieties of ‘realism‘ (just think of Mario Amaya calling Pop ‘the New Super Realism’). Continue reading

CFP: Otherness in Russian Literature and Culture (Oxford)

Deadline to submit abstracts: February 25th, 2018

University of Oxford
16-17 May 2018

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The concept of otherness has always played a pivotal role in the human condition. Finely interwoven into human nature, otherness can take many shapes and forms – from an accent, a dress code, or the colour of one’s skin, to less visible markers of perceived and felt otherness. But what is the scope of otherness in the context of Russia, a country whose endless swathes of land are home to a myriad array of people of diverse and multifaceted backgrounds and identities? Where does Russia end and the Other begin, and how have perceptions of these identities changed throughout the ages? Can otherness be positive, or is it always a negative phenomenon?

This interdisciplinary conference invites proposals for papers from a variety of disciplines in Russian studies, including, but not limited to: literature, film, art, music, gender studies, history, politics, anthropology and digital humanities. Continue reading

CfP: Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories (U of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for application: December 20, 2017

Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories
March 15-16,2018 (University of Pennsylvania)
Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017

What does it mean to be a ‘post-Soviet person’ today? The Soviet Union was created and held together on the premise that the power of class consciousness could create a community that transcends the limitations of ethnicity and language. The events of 1991 shattered this illusion. As the USSR dissolved, newly created states and people across the post-Soviet space were left with the task of figuring out who they were and to what country, body politic, language, and culture they belonged. In the early post-Soviet years, this process was manifested in social violence in the form of armed conflicts in Georgia and Moldova, the expulsion of Russian nationals from Central Asian states, and criminal infighting over the privatization of former Soviet industrial complexes. As time passed, however, it began to seem that the people and states of the region were embarking on an era of peaceful co-existence, built on shared recognition of their common history and present situation in the world.

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CFP: Slavic Studies Conference (WSSA)

Deadline for application: December 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Western Association for Slavic Studies Conference in San Antonio, TX —April 4-7, 2018.

Plan to join the annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference. This year our host organization, the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), will be welcoming its 2,000+ members and participants to the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, always a great site for a conference!

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CFP: Performing Europeanization (Center for Social Sciences)

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2017

The Center for Social Sciences announces a call for international conference “Performing Europeanization: the Case of Georgia and Other EaP Countries”

Conference Dates:  January 22-23, 2018

Conference Venue:  Tbilisi, Georgia

Conference Language: English

Deadline for application: December 15, 2017 ​

The conference will focus on the three interconnected topics, which consist of (though are not limited to) the following themes:

EU’s enlargement strategy – Opportunities and Challenges

  • EU integration and enlargement: EU’s structural diplomacy
  • EU-Russia contested space and securitization of EU’s foreign policy
  • EU enlargement and Europeanization: conditionality vs. socialization

Eastern Partnership – Current Developments and Future Expectations

  • Europeanization and a new way of doing politics in the EaP countries
  • Impact of Europeanization on national public spheres
  • National identities in the context of Europeanization: ambiguity and perceived threats

EU-Georgia Relations

  • EU-Georgia Association Agreement: Lessons learned and opportunities created
  • Visa Liberalization and its impact on education, culture, and economy
  • Performing Europeanization in Georgia at the political and popular levels

The conference is organized within the framework of “Raising Awareness on Georgia’s Europeanization in Academia” [RAGEA] with the co-funding of Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Activities.

F​or additional information, please visit the website.

CFP: Constructivist Criticism Workshop (U. of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for Applications: December 05, 2017

Call for Papers: Constructivist Criticism Workshop

 
Jan 19 2018, University of Pennsylvania 
3-6 PM, College Hall 209

A colloquium for graduate students in social sciences and humanities, studying Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus to present works in progress.

This workshop is organized by a group of graduate students working in the broader Eurasia region, spread throughout the Comparative Literature, History and Anthropology departments at the University of Pennsylvania. Our goal for this workshop is to build community with colleagues along the Eastern seaboard and to create a forum for sharing and workshopping research in progress. We’ve been holding similar workshops (under the heading of Slavics without Borders) for 4-5 years, and these events have typically drawn graduate students and faculty from COML/Slavic, History, Anthropology, Art History and Annenberg, as well as junior and senior faculty from the greater Delaware Valley community.

The topic of the workshop is open, and the meetings are informal, workshop format, typically running for 2-3 hours, at which we spend 45 minutes per paper. We welcome future conference papers, dissertation prospectuses, and early-stage dissertation chapters. If you’re interested in presenting, please write to Helen Stuhr-Rommereim (sthelen@sas.upenn.edu) by Dec. 5, 2017 with a brief description of the paper topic, and the stage of your research. The papers will be pre-circulated a few days before the event to Penn department list-servs.

CFP: 15th GOSECA Graduate Conference (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: January 12, 2018

“Establishing (In)dependence”
15th Annual Graduate Conference
Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe & Central Asia (GOSECA)
March 23-25th, 2018 — University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)

The year 2018 marks the passing of a century since Europe’s political map was reconfigured with the end of World War I and the breakup of its continental empires.  It also marks the fifty-year anniversary of the Prague Spring and the cultural upheaval of 1968.  In the past one hundred years, nationalities across Eurasia have gained independence and lost it and won it anew, while still others remain under the sway of larger political entities.  The passing of this centenary prompts us to ask questions about the role of discourses of independence – and of dependence – in shaping the history of Eurasia.

How have hegemonic power structures fostered cultures of dependence or movements towards independence?  How have tensions between political sovereignty and economic interdependence played out at regional or national levels?  How has the interplay between civic and ethnic nationalism manifested itself during crucial moments of transformation in the region?  This year, GOSECA invites conference participants to reflect on these questions and others, especially in the context of the transformative political moments of 1918 and 1968.

Though the conference is anchored in a retrospective of the centenary, the cultural and social changes across Eurasia that precipitated, accompanied, and followed these events are very much present in the region today. Participants whose research engages with historical periods prior to 1918, or with contemporary trends and developments in the region, are also encouraged to apply.

Submissions are accepted from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to:
–       Literary and Cultural Studies
–       Medicine and Public Health
–       Military and Security Studies
–       Environmental Studies
–       History
–       Sociology
–       Gender and Sexuality Studies
–       Public Policy & Law
–       International Affairs
–       Anthropology
–       Political Science
–       Economics
–       Religious Studies

***Comparative or interdisciplinary research is not only accepted, but encouraged***

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 12th, 2018, 11:59 PM EST
Please submit a 300 word (double-spaced) abstract and 2-page CV through our website.
The submission form is available at goseca.ucis.pitt.edu/submissions-form
Accepted papers will be notified by Sunday, January 21st, 2018.
Please contact info.goseca@gmail.com with any questions.

CFP: Czech Studies Workshop (Columbia U)

Deadline for applications: January 8, 2018

The eighteenth annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at Columbia University in New York City on April 20-21, 2018, welcomes proposals for papers on Czech and Slovak topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Since the year 2000, the Czech Studies Workshop has brought together scholars from the United States and abroad to explore Czech-themed topics from such diverse fields as anthropology, architecture and art history, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format, and junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

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CFP: St. Gallen Symposium (St. Gallen University)

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2018

We live in times where healthy debates driven by tomorrow’s generation are needed more than ever. 600 Leaders of Today will join 200 Leaders of Tomorrow at the 48th St. Gallen Symposium from 2–4 May 2018 to debate «Beyond the end of work» in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Compete for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a «Leader of Tomorrow» in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.

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