CFP: Queer Life-Writing in Russia and Beyond

Deadline: April 5, 2021


Special Issue of AvtobiografiЯ 2022- Queer Life-Writing in Russia and Beyond
Guest edited by Connor Doak (Bristol)

This special issue of AvtobiografiЯ investigates the poetics of queer life-writing in Russian. What does a queer text in Russian look like? How do queer writers make use of, appropriate, or transform existing forms and genres? How does the queer Russian text evolve over time? How has the queer Russian text developed alongside, and responded to, queer texts that have come into Russia from other cultures? How has the evolution of literary forms and genres in Russian culture, as well as the evolution of information technologies, shaped the poetics of queer life-writing? Note that we have nearly reached our full complement of contributors, but we are seeking one or two further articles, particularly on bisexual and lesbian life-writing.

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CFP: Folklore and Protest (Folklorica)

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Special Issue “Folklore and Protest”: Call for Papers

Folklorica, the peer-reviewed Journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, is accepting submissions for a thematic issue “Folklore and Protest.”

Whether expressing disapproval or advocating for change, protests are integral parts of contemporary political processes. They can vary in size, form, and scope, range from peaceful to violent, and represent a number of positions on various political spectrums. Political protest has become a critical public manifestation of discontent in Eastern Europe and Eurasia today. Among the most recent examples are the abortion protests in Poland, the Armenian demonstrations over Nagorno-Karabakh, marches objecting to Alexei Navalny’s detention in Russia, and the ongoing unrest in Belarus opposing the Lukashenko regime.

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CFP: Special Issue- Slavic Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Deadline for Submissions: July 1st, 2021

International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence has opened a Call for papers for a Special Issue on Slavic Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War initiated the processes of transformation of societies and states that were part of the Warsaw Pact and Non-Aligned Movement in the Eurasian region. During the Cold War, these states were maintained by the firm hand of a repressive system. Intelligence and security agencies were the function of a totalitarian one-party government. The crisis in Southeast Europe continues, a source of numerous security threats to the stability and security of Europe, the EU, and NATO. Intelligence and counterintelligence agencies/services were involved in the process of strong and intense social and political change. This special issue on Slavic intelligence
and counterintelligence is intended to stimulate academic discussion on their activities during and after the Cold War, and the process of a transition into today’s hybrid threats. We are interested in research focusing on the analysis of organizations, operations, and the impact of intelligence security agencies (or the intelligence community where it existed) in Slavic-speaking countries.

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CFP: Pamiętnik Teatralny [Theatrical Memoir]- Ends, Urban Culture

Deadline: March 10, 2021; June 5, 2021

Pamiętnik Teatralny [Theatrical Memoir], is an academic quarterly devoted to the history and historiography of theatre and drama. The journal prides itself on its almost 70-years tradition being published continuously since 1952 by the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2020 onward, submissions in English are welcomed. Submissions are invited for two calls for papers.

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International Communism-Themed Research Competition for Young Scholars (Estonian Institute of Historical Memory)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (EIHM) has announced an international research competition on communism. We invite researchers aged up to 35 (included) to participate in the competition with their academic publications or unpublished Master’s and Doctoral theses on the history of communist ideology or the various aspects of communist regimes’ activities. The topics do not need to be related to Estonia’s history.

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Graduate and Undergraduate Essay Contest on Dostoevsky-Related Topics

Deadline: June 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that the Readers’ Advisory Board of the North American Dostoevsky Society is running another student essay contest! This year, we are looking for outstanding undergraduate- and graduate-student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. Nominate your best students… or nominate yourself! See the two separate CFPs below for more details. Good luck!

Note: because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the competition to encompass 2019-21. Please note the updated submission date of June 1, 2021 (submissions are welcome on a rolling basis).

Undergraduate CFP

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites IDS/NADS members in good standing to nominate outstanding student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. (If you are not a member of IDS or NADS, you can join at Students are welcome to nominate their own work, in which case IDS/NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay. The winner of the undergraduate contest will receive free membership in NADS for one year and a Dostoevsky-themed swag.

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Outstanding Essay Prize – Central / East / South European Cinema and Media Studies

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)mare pleased to announce the seventh annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced in time for the upcoming 2021 SCMS meeting (which this year will take place online). The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.

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Call for submissions: AAUS 2019-2020 Article Prize, Book Prize, and Translation Prize competition

Extended Deadline: February 28, 2021

American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the next round of the AAUS Book, Article, and Translation Prizes. For this round, works published in 2019 and 2020 are eligible (as long as they were not nominated last year, as each work can be considered for a prize only once). Deadline for nominated works to be received by members of the prize committees has been EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2021. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit

CFP: Translating Russian Literature in Global Context

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Call for Submissions: Edited Volume on Translating Russian Literature in the Global Context (2023) 

Scholars with relevant expertise are invited to submit essays for a new edited volume on the global translation and reception of Russian literary fiction in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. “Translating Russian Literature in the Global Context” (2023) is intended to constitute the first geographically coherent, culturally inclusive, and theoretically consistent model of the distribution and influence of translated Russian literature on global cultures from 1900 to the present day. The editors seek articles of up to 8,000 words on aspects of the history and influence of Russian literature in translation in different cultures for an Open Access publication funded by the European Research Council in association with the University of Exeter RusTrans project (Grant Agreement no. 802437).

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words, excluding bibliography, to the editors (Dr Muireann Maguire and Dr Cathy McAteer) at, by March 31st, 2021.

For more information on this call, please visit our website: Please do recirculate details to relevant networks.

CFP: Special Issue of Apparatus- Moving Images in the -Russian Empire

Deadline for Submissions: March 8, 2021

Call for papers on the early period of moving images in the Russian Empire for a special issue of the peer-viewed, open-access journal Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Oksana Chefranova (, Natascha Drubek ( and Rachel Morley ( The full text of the call is posted below, and it is also available on the Apparatus website.

Please consider sending your proposals by 8 March!

Feel free to email us with any questions and to share this call widely.

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