CFP: MLA panel “Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East”

Deadline: March 15, 2021

We invite paper proposals for a guaranteed Slavic and East European session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC:

Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East
The session explores post-Cold War migration narratives, focusing on East European points of departure and on literature produced in languages acquired under the conditions of displacement. How can literary migration be thought beyond the transnational turn?

If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Djordje Popović ( and Lilla Balint ( by March 15, 2021.

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CFP: First Wave of Russian Emigration Symposium: Cult and Everyday Life

Deadline: March 8, 2021

The First Wave of Russian Emigration Symposium series 2020–22

The Research Centre for Russian Studies and Methodology of Eötvös Loránd Univeristy (Budapest), the A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature RAS (Moscow), the Historical Faculty of Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg) and the Vyacheslav Ivanov Research Centre (Rome) invite you to participate in the 2nd event of a series of symposia on The First Wave of Russian Emigration, which will take place on April 1, 2021, online.

The aim of the 2nd symposium “The First Wave of Russian Emigration: Cult and Everyday Life” is to explore a range of current research topics regarding the cults and everyday life practices of the first wave of Russian emigration between 1920–1940.

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CFP: Nabokov Panel at MLA 2022

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The International Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022).  We invite papers on Nabokov’s languages, the transnational and  multi-lingual Nabokov, his invented languages, translation (between languages, cultures and different genres and media), Nabokov’s theory of language, Nabokov’s style,  etc.  We particularly welcome comparative, transnational, and intermedial perspectives.  Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to by 15  March 2021.

CFP: MLA Panels “Tribune Poetics, Congress Aesthetics”

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Below are calls for paper proposals for two linked panels at the January 2022 MLA convention, of likely interest to scholars of 19th- and 20th-century Russian and Eurasian literatures. If you’re interested in participating, please send a title, 300-word abstract, and short bio to the organizers by March 15.

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Prof. Devt: Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (Middlebury)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey welcomes applications for the fifth Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia which will be held online from June 28 through August 4. We welcome applications from your best graduate students as well as emerging experts with commitment to the field of Eurasian Studies. Advanced Russian language skills are required. English and Russian are the working languages of the MSSR. The Symposium is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Prof. Devt: International Studies Research Lab (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline: March 16, 2021

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is excited to announce the 2021 International Studies Research Lab (ISRL), an initiative that promotes the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. CGS invites applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global and area studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections, or international education programs at their home institutions. The Center is a National Resource Center supported by Title VI funds from the U.S. Department of Education.

The lab will be held in a virtual format from May 17th through July 30th. Applications are due March 16th.

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CFP: Translation Stream (ASEEES 2021 Convention)

Deadline: February 12, 2021

The Translation Stream organizing team invites proposals for the Translation stream at the ASEEES 2021 Convention. They hope to organize one or more round tables and several panels following Convention themes:

Round table topics:
Interdisciplinarity of Soviet Translation Theory 
Translation and Identity: Intersectionality and Diversity in Translation Practice

General panel topics:
Translation and diversity
Translation and interdisciplinarity
Translation and intersectionality

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CFP: Yoga in Russia: Past and Present (2021 ASEEES Convention)

Deadline: February 10, 2021

We are seeking two to three participants for our panel “Yoga in Russia: Past and Present” at the 2021 ASEEES Convention in New Orleans. 

This panel seeks to examine the theory and practice of yoga in Russia as a peculiarly Russian phenomenon and as part of a global health and spiritual movement. Relevant topics include: 

  • Yogic practices as part of interest in “Eastern” wisdom in the late Russian Empire
  • The theory and practice of yoga in Russia as relation to those in the West
  • “Russian Yogis:” Elena Roerich, Indra Devi, and other practitioners and popularizers
  • Yoga in the Soviet Union
  • Yoga in Russia today
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CFP: “Contemporary Poetic Practices”

Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Department of the History of Contemporary Russian Literature of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) invites participants in its international conference “Contemporary Poetic Practices”. The event will take place on February 18-20 in Zoom with the participation of the Poetry Library project. Conference topics: history, theory and methodology of studying the forms of existence of poetry.

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CFP: Graduate Conference on the Late Soviet Union

Deadline: February 19, 2021

Event Date:
April 30, 2021
9 a.m.–3 p.m. EST (virtual)

We invite paper proposals from graduate students (PhD, MA) at any stage working on a topic related to the history of the late Soviet Union (1953–1991). This conference allows graduate students to present their original and ongoing work in a professional environment, and to receive feedback from peers and experts within the field. We also extend an invitation to undergraduate students who have begun rigorous independent research related to the late Soviet Union.

Proposals may include topics related to the political, cultural, social, environmental, or economic history of the Soviet Union between 1953-1991.

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