CFP: 2022 Conference Northeast Modern Language Association

Deadline: April 29, 2021

NeMLA invites you to submit session proposals about Slavic Studies for next year’s Northeast Modern Language Association conference (NeMLA ’22 – Baltimore | March 10-13).

Submitters are encouraged to submit session formats beyond the traditional panel, including but not limited to roundtables, creative sessions, and sessions with innovative uses of technology.   We welcome joint proposal submissions between faculty of various ranks and/or graduate students.    If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email julia.titus@yale.edu

See below for more information about the Convention-

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Conference: Comedy in Dostoevsky

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Beyond Carnival: Funny Dostoevsky, May 14-15 2021

Join Dartmouth for a virtual conference to celebrate Fyodor Dostoevsky’s bicentennial and comedic genius. Find out which is Dostoevsky’s funniest novel according to our panelists (you will be amazed!) An international gathering of Dostoevsky scholars and researchers will present on various aspects of Dostoevsky’s comic vision including: parody as a means of mockery but also restoration, physical and slapstick comedy, funny women, explosive and offensive humor, and more!

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CFP: Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize

Deadline: May 14, 2021

The Midwest Slavic Association is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition. The deadline is May 14, 2021. Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. See below for eligibility details and guidelines on submissions. The best undergraduate paper will win a one-year membership to the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered then for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the national level. This competition is made possible through the support of ASEEES.

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Conference: Russian Film Symposium

Russian Film Symposium

On three upcoming sets of Friday/Saturdays—30 April-1 May; then 7-8 May; then 14-15 May—between the hours of 11.00-1.30, the University of Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium offers three platforms: New Documentary, New Horror, and New Animation

Seventeen films (2015-2020) will be screened, with introductions and commentary by leading film scholars.  Advanced registration is required at rfs.eventive.org to acquire free tickets.  For more information, see rusfilm.pitt.edu.

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Conference: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster

Event Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

University of California at Santa Barbara cordially invites participants to “Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster,” an interdisciplinary conference, which will be hosted virtually at the UCSB on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9:00am-4:00pm (Pacific Time, US & Canada).
An international slate of speakers representing a variety of disciplines will share their insights and reflections during the week of the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. An associated Carsey-Wolf Center virtual discussion of the award-winning documentary “The Babushkas of Chernobyl,” with Director Holly Morris, will take place at 4pm (Pacific Time, US & Canada), on the preceding day, Thursday, April 29, 2021, before which registered participants can pre-screen the film. Further details about the program and participants and information on registering for both events can be found through the conference website: https://chernobyl.gss.ucsb.edu

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CFP: Online International Workshop “Kojeve: Here and Now”

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021

September 1-3, 2021 (Online)

Keynote Speakers: Boris Groys (NYU) and Massimo Palma (Naples)

Alexandre Kojève is widely recognized as one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. Indeed, the breadth of his work, which spans from a phenomenology of religion, through theoretical considerations on modern art, to one of the first philosophical treatments of quantum physics, would seem to justify this reputation. Regardless, the reception of his thought tends to be restricted to a single dimension concerning his lectures on Hegel and their ongoing influence. As a result, most accounts of Kojève’s philosophy begin and end with an analysis of his commentary on Hegel—a tendency that, until quite recently, has gone largely unchallenged.  

The goal is to bring together those who are currently engaged with elements of Kojève’s oeuvre that have, at least up to now, been relegated to the status of ‘minor works’. These include, but are not limited to, his early ruminations on the philosophy of in-existence found in his “Diary of a Philosopher”, philosophy of religion (Solov’ev, atheism), philosophy of science (quantum physics, determinism), aesthetics (Kandinsky, Surrealism), political philosophy (authority, right), and ontology found in his so-called “attempt” at a system of knowledge. We also, of course, welcome scholarship that makes use of his many scattered writings in the form of letters, reviews, short essays and presentations. 

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Conference: NAFSA Int’l Education Virtual Workshops

Deadline: Ongoing

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is hosting their 2021 Annual Conference and Expo. The conference will be held June 1-4, 2021. Registration is ongoing, but early registration ends April 15.

NAFSA 2021 Workshops are available for registration! Perfect for both new and experienced practitioners, NAFSA workshops address recent changes, new approaches, and timely content that continue to advance the field of international education, all from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Attendance at the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo is not required to participate in these trainings!

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CFP: Expanding Jewish Narratives from the Margins (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies)

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Call for Papers: Precarious Archives, Precarious Voices: Expanding Jewish Narratives from the Margins
November 17th- 19th 2021
Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

Deadline for abstracts: April 30th, 2021

Recent years have seen ground-breaking archival survey projects taking place across Europe, in a range of public and private archives, revealing a wealth of documents related to Jewish history and the Shoah which remained hidden or inaccessible until now. Simultaneously, scholarly definitions of archives are expanding, and methodologies used for approaching archival material are complementing this expansion.

The archival turn in contemporary art, the opening of archives in Eastern Europe, the third generation’s ongoing quest to interpret fragments of familial papers, and the new digital availability of smaller archival collections suggest that our access to historical material and sources has been democratised. Expanding definitions of source material have animated researchers to implement new methodologies for reanalysing old narratives or examining narratives marginalised until now. What overlooked narratives are being found in newly accessible archives and how can they be framed and presented? How can new sources be approached and what issues or hurdles arise in working with “new” material? To what extent must the history of the archival material itself be incorporated into an analysis of the same? This workshop seeks to make visible voices which have been unheard until now and discuss new methodological lenses demanded by this material. A particular emphasis will be made for papers exploring gender dimensions in their work and interdisciplinary approaches. We welcome contributions from a range of disciplines, including projects by artists working at the interface of art and academia.

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