Call for Submissions: Russian Language Journal

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Russian Language Journal invites submission of articles for inclusion in a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities, co-edited by Thomas Garza (tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu) and Robert Reynolds (robert_reynolds@byu.edu), to be published Dec 2020.

Submissions should relate to the intersection of any treatment, field, or methodology of Digital Humanities with any topic that falls under the stated scope of the RLJ, including Russian language, culture, and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital and computational approaches and applications in literary and linguistic fields, including computational text analysis, stylometry, authorship attribution, digital philology or textual scholarship;
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), including automatic exercise generation, automatic readability/complexity analysis, grammatically intelligent information retrieval or web search, automatic error correction, or intelligent tutoring systems;
  • Automatic assessment of second-language reading, writing, speaking, or listening proficiency;
  • Creation and maintenance of large digital corpora, treebanks, dictionaries, or other digital linguistic resources;
  • Digital approaches in music, film, theatre, and media studies; electronic art and literature, digital activism, etc.;
  • Cultural heritage, digital cultural studies, and research undertaken by digital cultural institutions;
  • Social, cultural, and political aspects of Digital Humanities including digital feminisms, digital indigenous studies, digital cultural and ethnic studies, digital black studies, digital queer studies, digital geopolitical studies, multilingualism and multiculturalism in DH, eco-criticism and environmental humanities as they intersect with the Digital Humanities;
  • Theoretical, epistemological, methodological or historical aspects of Digital Humanities;
  • Institutional aspects of DH, interdisciplinary aspects of scholarship, open science, public humanities, societal engagement and impact of DH;
  • Digital Humanities pedagogy and academic curricula;
  • Any other theme pertaining to the intersection of Digital Humanities and the Russian language.

Contributions may be written in either English or Russian, and should generally be no longer than 7000 words. More detailed explanations regarding submission policies and procedures can be found at http://rlj.americancouncils.org/policies. Submissions should be sent by email to either of the co-editors no later than 1 May 2020.

Robert Reynolds, robert_reynolds@byu.edu

Thomas Garza, tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu

Call for Submissions: Journal for Eastern European and Eurasian Relations

Deadline: January 31, 2020

The Journal for Eastern European and Eurasian Relations is an undergraduate publication of the Swarthmore Project for Eastern European Relations. The journal is a collaborative project between the students at Swarthmore, Haverford, and Bryn Mawr Colleges that seeks to enrich and complicate the conversation surrounding post-Soviet spaces. We are seeking submissions for our first issue focusing on the theme of Activism Under Totalitarianism, which will be published in the Spring of 2020. The Journal will accept historical, literary, political, and cultural analyses as well as creative submissions.
Submission Criteria:

  • Your work must have been completed during undergraduate study.
  • Limit of three submissions per student, per semester.
  • Submissions cannot have been previously submitted to the The Journal nor previously published anywhere.
  • Submissions must be less than twenty double-spaced pages long and preferably no shorter than five.

Each submission accepted for publication is edited by a team of professors and undergraduate editors.Note: Please submit work via this link. You will be required to make an account in order to do so. Please do not email us directly with submissions.
We will give priority to submissions received by January 31st, 2020. 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the editors with any questions by emailing EasternEuropeanRelations@gmail.com

Job: Attorney Advisor, Eastern Europe/Eurasia (US Dept of Commerce)

Deadline: Open until filled

Attorney Advisor, Eastern Europe/Eurasia U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program 

Job Summary The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of General Counsel is seeking a person with exceptional analytical, organizational and interpersonal communication skills to join our outstanding team of international technical assistance attorneys. CLDP’s mission is to help developing and transitional countries improve the policy, legal and regulatory conditions for doing business, thereby creating better economic opportunities for local entrepreneurs and American companies doing business overseas. CLDP accomplishes this objective by providing training, advisory, and consultative services to host country governments and the private sector. The applicant’s role as an Attorney-Advisor will include designing, implementing, and evaluating technical assistance and capacity-building programs that promote U.S. policy goals and meet the host countries’ economic development needs. Starting annual salary and benefits at the GS12 or 13 level. 

Duties CLDP attorneys are the primary implementers for the Office of General Counsel’s international development programs. In this position, you will consult with other U.S. government agencies, foreign government officials, and members of the private sector to assess development needs and to design and implement assistance programs. The major geographical focus of your programming will be Europe/Eurasia. This includes Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine. The attorney’s work will require regular travel to Europe and/or Eurasia. 

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Job: Digital Editor Internship (Russia Life Magazine)

Russian Life magazine seeks a Digital Editor intern to curate and compile its weekly e-letter, The Russia File, and to play an active role in the magazine’s growing digital footprint. Requirements:

* Superb English writing skills (native English).
* Ability to write succinctly, quippily, and knowledgeably about Russian culture (with little or no need for style editor intervention).
* At least intermediate Russian reading ability.
* Excellent online search, fact-checking, and news survey skills.
* Excellent sense of humor and a taste for offbeat, under-the-radar news.
* Basic HTML skills and comfort with CMS and online blog editing systems, including image manipulation, or willingness to gain this skill.

This is a part-time internship that is scoped at 2-3 hours per week and has a modest stipend.

For application information, visit:
https://russianlife.com/contact/jobs-available/

Call for Submissions: The Legacies of State Socialist Memory Politics

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Canadian Slavonic Papers/ Revue canadienne des slavistes seeks submissions for a special issue on the theme of “The Legacies of State Socialist Memory Politics.” This project will investigate those mnemonic discourses, strategies, and media which, transcending the collapse of state socialism, continue to play a role in contemporary memory politics. The special issue aims to rebalance the discussion in a field that tends to focus on the contemporary determinants of memory: the political and sociocultural vagaries of post-socialism.
After all, mnemonic discourses are path-dependent, and thereby partially disconnected from the political objectives of the present moment. Which narratives of the past survived state socialism and retain a certain degree of resonance? How do they constrain memory actors? Conversely, can they be embraced as a political resource (for instance, by illiberal forces)?

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Job: Short-term Residential Directors for Summer Language Immersion Programs Abroad (American Councils)

Deadline: Ongoing

American Councils for International Education is hiring short-term Resident Directors for summer language immersion programs abroad for American high school and college students.

We’re looking for applicants who are proficient in RussianPersianAzerbaijani, or Turkish and have experience in the former Soviet Union or Eurasia. They will be responsible for promoting student success by ensuring the health and safety of program participants, helping them to maintain a target-language-only policy, and assisting them in acclimating to life in the host country.

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Call for Submissions: Graduate Student Essay Competition (Jordan Center, All the Russias)

Deadline: December 30, 2019

There’s still time to submit! Enter the Jordan Center’s Graduate Student Essay Competition for a chance to get published on All the Russias and win cash prizes.

We invite 750-1200 word submissions from full- or part-time M.A. and Ph.D. students from any accredited academic institution in the United States, on any topic and sub-discipline within Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined. Cultural criticism; public-facing treatments of scholarly work; political analysis; book, film, or event reviews; and more are welcome.

All submissions must be in English and observe the blog’s submission guidelines and full competition rules. Essays are due no later than Monday, December 30, at 11 PM EST and must be submitted via this Google form.

Seven (7) winners will be selected based on their pieces’ originality, clarity, and argumentation, as well as their correspondence to the blog’s general tone and interests as stipulated in the submission guidelines linked above. Winners will receive, respectively, $250 (first prize); $100 (second prize); $50 (third prize); and $25 (runners-up). Winners and runners-up will have their essays published in All the Russias.

Competition results will be announced by February 2020. 

Please direct any questions to alltherussias@gmail.com.

Job: Volunteer English Teachers in Central Europe

Deadline: January 1, 2020 (priority);
February 14, 2020 (regular)

Learning Enterprises connects volunteer teachers and host communities around the world in order to foster cross-cultural exchange and empower young leaders.

Learning Enterprises is an entirely student-run 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization that began as a way of connecting people who had the expertise to share and time to spare. Volunteers, most of whom were college students, had their summers free and wanted to spend it in a meaningful way. The students in underserved communities — many of them rural villages in developing countries — also had their summers free, and these communities had a felt need for extra English language classes. To create a mutually beneficial program, someone just needed to connect the two parties, and that is what Learning Enterprises does every summer. The volunteers travel to the underserved community, and the local communities take them into their families, providing meals, room and board for an average of six weeks. In exchange, the volunteers teach English in local schools for an average of 20 hours/week. The program operates on the goodwill and trust between the volunteers and the people they teach. Learning Enterprises facilitates this meeting by screening host communities and families as well as preparing the volunteers to teach and become acclimated to a different culture. Learning Enterprises is centered on the idea of connecting people.

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CFP: Ulbandus XX: (re)writing history

Deadline: February 1, 2020

ULBANDUS, the Slavic Review of Columbia University, invites short abstracts (200-300 words) for submissions (of no more than 8,000 words) to be published in our next (and twentieth!) issue, (RE)WRITING HISTORY.

Please send your abstract to ulbandus@columbia.edu by January 15, 2020.

Ulbandus is catalogued on JSTOR and the MLA International Bibliography. We welcome submissions from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars in any field. Though faculty members sit on the advisory board, the production, editing, and management of Ulbandus is carried out entirely by the graduate students of Columbia University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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Job: Russian K-12 part-time online educators, conversation coaches (North Carolina Virtual Public School)

The North Carolina Virtual Public School is hiring Russian and Arabic K-12 part time online educators. You are NOT required to live in NC. All details can be found at https://ncvps.org/work-for-ncvps.

NCVPS is also hiring for Conversation Coaches. Details on those positions can be found at https://ncvps.org/critical-language-conversation-coach.

Email resume to ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov along with any questions you may have about the contract work.