CFP: Screening Youth, Cinematic Representation of Youth During the Soviet/Post-Soviet Period

Deadline: August 20, 2021

Proposals are invited for a thematic cluster of articles to appear in Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema on the topic of “Screening Youth,” to be published in early 2023; guest editor, Jenny Kaminer (Associate Professor of Russian, UC-Davis). Papers analyzing any aspect of the cinematic representation of youth during the Soviet- or post-Soviet periods—including close analyses of individual films or directors, as well as broader considerations of sociocultural and political questions—are welcome. Submissions that situate Soviet and/or Russian representations of youth on screen in the context of international cinematic trends are particularly welcome.

Please submit a short proposal (~200 words), along with a 1-page cv or short bio, to, by August 20, 2021.

Final submissions will be due by January 15, 2022.

CFP: Editorial Board, Policies, and Processes

Deadline: August 31, 2021

Vestnik was launched by SRAS in 2004 as one of the world’s first online academic journals focused on showcasing student research. We welcome and invite papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. Research on any subject related to the broad geographic area outlined above is accepted. This includes but is not limited to: politics, security, economics, diplomacy, identity, culture, history, demographics, language, religion, literature, and the arts. If you have written solid research eligible for publication according to the guidelines below, submit it here.

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 Eligible Papers and Authors

Vestnik showcases student work on any topic related to the broad geographic area shown in the map above. This includes but is not limited to: politics, security, economics, diplomacy, identity, culture, history, demographics, language, religion, literature, and the arts. Research may focus on any majority or minority group that currently occupies or has historically occupied space within this geographic region.

Submissions must have been written while the author was still enrolled in a higher education program. The author may be no more than two years out of higher education and must be under the age of 35 at the time of submission. Authors of all nationalities and from all institutions of higher education globally are eligible, but the submission must be written in English.

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CFP: Gender (Studies) in Exile (Intersections, East European Journal of Society and Politics)

Deadline: September 15, 2021

Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics
 (IEEJSP) invites original research papers for its thematic issue on “Gender (Studies) in Exile”.

Guest Editors: Judit Takács (KWI Essen; Centre for Social Sciences); Achim Rohde (Academy in Exile, Freie Universität Berlin)

This thematic issue aims to bring together scholars with an interest in conducting gender studies research in challenging, or in some cases hostile, circumstances, especially in countries where gender studies as an academic discipline is being delegitimized by state authorities. We welcome papers that explore theoretically and/or empirically the strategies, narratives, and underlying motivations that fuel such campaigns against gender studies as well as their academic and social impact. We are equally interested in contributions that focus on responses and counter strategies developed by gender studies scholars and scholars in exile in general. We encourage the application of a broad understanding of exile, including external exile and various forms of inner exile such as a condition of voicelessness, and non-territorial exile at home.

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Seeking Translators for the PEN America: Women in Translation Reading Series

Deadline: July 5, 2021

The PEN Translation Committee is seeking literary translators into English to read from their work (published or in progress) in a series of three virtual readings to celebrate Women in Translation month this August. We welcome responses from women or nonbinary translators and translators of any gender identity translating words by women or nonbinary authors. Preference will be given to proposals where translators will be reading alongside their authors, though we recognize the need to accommodate different time zones. We are particularly interested in author/translator pairs that haven’t participated in this series before.

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CFP: Bobby R Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The June 30th deadline for submitting papers in the 7th annual Inman Award competition is rapidly approaching!

This competition recognizes the best student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the Inman Award will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2020-21 academic year. 

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CFP: Minorities in Central-Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Nowadays Central-Eastern and Southeastern Europe (MOSO) presents itself ethnically, culturally, linguistically and religiously as a highly heterogeneous area. This picture is shaped by a rich and eventful history, imperial and post-imperial influences in the region, political ruptures, the formation of nation-states and migration. In the meantime, the diversity of nationalities has solidified in a colourful world of nation-states, in which almost every nation has its own national territory.

However, the very idea of the homogeneous nation-state often means that different minorities are included in individual countries. These minorities were often repeatedly suppressed or attempted to be assimilated with a view to homogenisation. In recent decades, however, efforts to integrate minorities and their recognition in MOSO have increased. But the policies of the respective countries towards their (often several) minorities are still at stake.

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CFP: Undergraduate Research in Russian Language Studies (Russian Language Journal)

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Undergraduate research, as defined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities “involve[s] students with actively contested questions, empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies, and the sense of excitement that comes from working to answer important questions.” Undergraduate research is considered a high impact practice that can increase student learning driven by mentoring relationships with faculty while also building a culture of innovation and scholarship on campus. 

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Witold Pilecki International Book Award

Deadline: June 13, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen!

In 2021 we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Witold Pilecki. On this occasion we are inaugurating the Witold Pilecki International Book Award and launching its first edition. The partner of the award is the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim.

We invite you to send in submissions.

The prize will be awarded in three categories:

  1. Academic history book – the best monograph or synthesis concerning the Polish experience of the confrontation with two 20th-century totalitarian regimes.
  2. Historical reportage – a captivating depiction of the Polish experience of two 20th-century totalitarianisms. In addition to classic historical reportages, entries in this category may include biographies, collections of accounts, memoirs and correspondence of witnesses to history.
  3. The special prize for war correspondents – awarded for books which provide reliable information concerning ongoing military conflicts or places where human dignity is particularly endangered. In the face of the current crisis of traditional media, we support authors who take risks to disseminate knowledge, appeal to a conscience, and issue warnings for the future.
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CFP: Narrative Story-Telling in Slavic Languages

Deadline: May 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS for the thematic block: Expressive Story-Telling (Narrative) in Slavic Languages at the XVII Congres of Slavists, Paris, 2023
The term “expressive narrative” (or “oral narrative”) generally refers to a variety of texts such as oral tales, funny stories, jokes, as well as narratives which are perceived (“felt”) as expressive (in Russian, Leskov’s skaz, Zoschenko’s novels, Evg.Popov’s prose)). Due to the lack of a commonly accepted definition, expressiveness in linguistics is often related to the notions of subjectivity and emotionality. In connection with these notions, it would be appropriate to ask questions dealing with how languages translate expressiveness into a written narrative that tends, however, towards a certain orality (“performed story” Wolfson 1982). In this thematic block, we will focus on linguistic resources (morphological, lexical, syntactic, enunciative, discursive, textual) that convey in themselves a particular expressiveness. The role of context in expressive reading and how relevant this type of text is for Slavic languages will be examined as well.

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