Deadline: September 15, 2023
Sergei Parajanov at One Hundred: Chimeras of Nation, Form, and Being
February 22-24, 2024
University of Southern California
In his interview with Ron Holloway, Parajanov proclaimed that he was a chimera, a being inscrutable to others but also uniquely able to look ahead and beyond all constraints. The chimera, a mythological figure comprising parts of different bodies, emblematizes both the possibilities of imagination and the impossibility of categorization and control. It poses a challenge to homogeneity, fixity, swift legibility and intelligibility by re-constellating the known to produce aesthetic wonders that are always in excess of the sensible. A slap in the face of propriety and pure reason, a blow to scientific and epistemological certainty, the chimera boldly transcends limiting constructions and strictures. And for those very same reasons, the chimera is often subject to suspicion, fear, and persecution.
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Deadline: September 30, 2023
55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 7-10, 2024
For many Americans, Belarus was put on the (literary) map in 2015, when Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many more learned about Belarus in 2020, when a tenacious wave of country-wide post-election protests (unprecedented in the history of this arguably most Soviet of the post-Soviet states) brought Belarus into public discourse in the US. The initial American enthusiasm for Belarusians’ struggle for democracy has since ebbed away. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, which the Belarusian regime supports, the country has receded from view as an independent actor.
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Deadline: August 15. 2023
We are organizing a panel stream on Polish culture at AATSEEL 2024 (see the description below). If you like to join one of the panels, submit a paper abstract to AATSEEL by August 15 and mention the stream title in your message. Please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lukasz Sicinski (email@example.com) with any questions.
Beyond Horizon: Alternatives and Transgressions in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Polish Culture
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Deadlines: September 1, December 1, 2023
1 volume 2024
NORMS AND DEVIATIONS
∙ Norms in language, standardization and innovation. Dynamics of the norm ∙ Literary norms – classics and rebels
∙ Norms and revolutions
∙ International norms and military arbitrariness. The unacceptable ∙ Social norms – prejudices and stereotypes
∙ Human rights and legitimization of violence
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Deadline: September 1, 2023; ongoing
Knjiženstvo, journal for studies in literature, gender and culture is a scholarly periodical which publishes articles about literature, arts and culture in general, with a focus on gender research – more specifically, on research about women’s art and literary work in any language, from various cultures and historical periods.
The deadline for articles for the next issue is September 1st. Proposals for articles are welcome anytime. In your proposal, please inform us in which language your article will be.
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Deadline: July 21, 2023
Editors: Allyson Edwards (Bath Spa University, UK); Ian Garner (Queen’s U, Canada)
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: Friday 21 July to firstname.lastname@example.org
Russia’s full invasion of Ukraine has provoked heated responses across the territories formerly occupied by the Soviet Union and within Russia. Real and staged demonstrations, artistic movements, and social media conflicts pertaining to young people have sprung up throughout the region as new views, alliances, and identities are shaped in response to war.
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Deadline: October 9, 2023
The UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies is one of the few publications for undergraduate students focusing on Slavic and East/Central European topics. Undergraduate students working in any relevant discipline are invited to submit their papers for consideration to the journal. All papers will be subject to peer review.
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Deadline: September 1, 2023
This Call for Papers is the first from the International Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, launched to promote interdisciplinary, international, and intertemporal study of this era.
How do we understand the nineteenth century from different disciplinary perspectives? Where in the world do we continue to see its reach? What are its legacies today?
For its inaugural conference, INCSA invites proposals for presentations, papers, panels, and performances that explore the nineteenth century in its past, present, and future manifestations.
All proposals are due on 1 September 2023. To submit a proposal(s), click here.
Deadline: August 15, 2023
“Per Aspera ad Astra: The Making of Soviet Jewish Selves”
October 5th, 2023, Columbia University, New York
In his new book How the Soviet Jew Was Made, Prof. Sasha Senderovich (University of Washington) examines Soviet Jewishness through a series of literary and artistic representations. On October 5th, 2023, the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, the Harriman Institute, and the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University will co-host a one-day graduate conference that is inspired and informed by Senderovich’s book. This conference will examine, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the implicit question of the title: How, indeed, was the Soviet Jew made?
We encourage interested participants to address the construction of Soviet Jewishness from a variety of scholarly perspectives, including, but not limited to: literary studies, history, anthropology, film studies, social studies, and visual and plastic arts. The
conference does not seek to replicate a traditional panel of research papers, but rather aims to interrogate, collaboratively, topics such as:
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- Multilingualism and Translation
- Marginality / Liminality
- Transit and Mobility
- Borders and Adversity
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Call for Papers: Teaching the Languages of Central and Eastern Europe: Adapting to the Post-Pandemic World
NeMLA 2024 panel (March 7-10, 2024, Boston, MA)
This panel is looking for presentations about innovations that college instructors of Central and Eastern European languages have been implementing in order to make language and culture courses relevant and meaningful in the era of post-Covid and the war in Ukraine. How has the pandemic changed our methodology and pedagogy? What approaches and techniques do we take with us? What practices do we discard? In what areas do we innovate and what are successful innovations? How do we adapt to different student expectations and experiences in face-to-face, remote or hybrid courses? What has the pandemic made obsolete, a “surplus”, in our courses? How has the war in Ukraine influenced our curriculum?
Abstracts focusing on any less commonly taught language that is spoken in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc will be considered, including but not limited to: Albanian, Bosnian / Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romani, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian.
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