CFP: Slavic Review Forum on Race and Bias

Deadline: August 15, 2020

Seeking to address current social and political upheaval around systemic racism and to engage with questions of race and bias in our profession, our field, and our research, Slavic Review will host a Critical Discussion Forum, to be published approximately in June 2021. Thus, we are inviting scholars in any phase of the profession to submit abstracts of up to 250 words on any aspect of race in the profession and or race as an object of study in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. All disciplines are welcome.

Please send abstracts to the editor, Harriet Murav, at slavrev@illinois.edu by August 15. The organizing committee of this Forum will ask up to 20 authors to develop their abstracts into 3000 word articles, not including footnotes, to be submitted by October 1, 2020.  The completed articles will be peer reviewed.

For more information generally about Slavic Review, see: www.slavicreview.illinois.edu

For questions regarding this Critical Discussion Forum on race and bias, please contact Harriet Murav at slavrev@illinois.edu.

The organizing committee:
Joy Carew (University of Louisville)
Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University)
Harriet Murav (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

CFP: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Central European New Media

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Call for proposals for a special issue of Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (www.digitalicons.org)

“Digital Selves: Embodiment and Co-Presence in New Media Cultures in Central Europe and Eurasia” (to be published early summer 2021)

Guest editors: Cassandra Hartblay and Tatiana Klepikova (University of Toronto)

Since the emergence of new media cultures, the theorization of the relationship between embodied positioning in space and our digital personas has evolved in new and significant directions. We have become increasingly aware of the forms of extended, multiple and fragmented selves that are made possible by internet and computer-facilitated settings. New media have championed previously unthinkable practices of self-representation necessitating a change in how researchers understand the virtual traces of our bodies online and the relationship between material bodies and physical spaces.

As of recently, the global pandemic has shifted daily practices and forced many people to seek new, predominantly online, ways of socializing. However, even before this crisis, there were many digital ways of being apart together – developed in minority or marginalized communities. For instance, in mid-March 2020, Russian disability activists started a hashtag campaign, #ButWeAreAlwaysAtHome (#АМыВсегдаДома) seeking to mobilize popular conversations about ‘surviving quarantine’ to highlight ongoing social exclusion of people with disabilities and crip strategies for living at home.

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CFP: Journal of Ukrainian Studies: Cities in Limbo: Katerynoslav–Dnipropetrovsk–Dnipro and Aleksandrovsk–Zaporizhzhia

Deadline: August 15, 2020

For this special issue, authors are encouraged to explore the following issues or other relevant themes connected to the multifaceted nature of the two cities of Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk) and Zaporizhzhia:

  • Public spaces, landmarks, and architecture and their places in the formation of urban identities;
  • Local and national heroes and antiheroes and the making/unmaking of urban, ethnic, and civic national identities;
  • Correlations between place and regional and national identities of city inhabitants;
  • Historical myths and city legends; 
  • Development of scholarship and science; 
  • Environment and social movements;
  • Images of the cities in literature and cinema; 
  • Official and underground cultures;
  • Social and linguistic landscapes of the cities;
  • Manifestations of religions and beliefs;
  • Russian imperial and Soviet legacies;
  • Frontline cities;
  • Provincialism.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words to Dr. Oleksandr Pankieiev (oleksandr.pankieiev@ualberta.ca) by August 15, 2020. Authors whose abstracts are approved by the guest editors will be invited to submit complete manuscripts of up to 10,000 words, including references, by January 31, 2021.

For more information on East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, see https://www.ewjus.com/. For submission guidelines, please refer to https://www.ewjus.com/index.php/ewjus/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

CFP: Polish Literature as World Literature

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Contact:Piotr Florczyk (University of Southern California)
K. A. Wisniewski (American Antiquarian Society)

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While the concept of world literature remains both elusive and controversial, especially in the eyes of the critics of globalization’s reach into spheres of literary production and dissemination, Polish authors’ engagement with worldly themes and styles is undisputed. Counting no fewer than five Nobel in Literature laureates (six if Isaac Bashevis Singer is included), the Polish literary canon has played a vital role in shaping literary conversations around the world. 
The editors invite chapter abstracts on any subject that falls within the topic of “Polish Literature as World Literature.” This project is planned for Bloomsbury’s “Literatures as World Literature” series.

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CFP: Research Articles for Journal re: Geniuses, Aliens, and Dinosaurs: Unobvious Associations between the Sciences and Humanities

Deadline: December 31, 2020

On behalf of the Editorial Team of the journal “Adeptus” we would like to invite you to submit your research articles for the new issue (1/2021), entitled “Geniuses, aliens and dinosaurs: Unobvious associations between the sciences and the humanities”. The theme of the issue was chosen to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Karel Čapek, Czech writer and one of the fathers of the modern science-fiction genre. The issue is being prepared in cooperation with the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Karel Čapek Center for Values in Science and Technology and Zdeněk Burian Museum in Štramberk.

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Ab Imperio Journal Call for Submissions

Deadline: July 1, September 1, December 1, 2020

The editors of the Ab Imperio Journal invite colleagues to join the collective intellectual effort and share their studies which fit the main theme of the 2020 Annual Program: “When Postimperial Meets Postnational: Envisioning New Forms of Groupness in Historical Perspective“.

Manuscripts can be submitted at the latest by the following dates: July 1 for the issue 2/2020, September 1 for the issue 3/2020, December 1 for the issue 4/2020.

See more about the Annual Program and sub-topics of each issue at https://abimperio.blogspot.com/

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CFP: 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference “Eurasia and Global Migration”

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference brings together scholars exploring dimensions of global migration to, from and within the Eurasian space. For the purposes of this conference, the geographic domain of the Eurasian space includes Central and Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space. We discuss migration and the agency of migrants in terms of social, political, cultural and economic processes and flows, which redefine the contours of national boundaries and affect societal development in both sending and receiving societies. Migration to, from and within the Eurasian space has been a part of flows and processes between the Global North and Global South, but also a part of the building of past empires.

Historically, the impact of migration in many fields, such as economy and culture, has been enormous. In addition to these, migration affects national politics, global inequality, urbanization, local communities, travel of ideas, cultural renewal, institutional development, labor markets, innovation, education and social policy,  as well as foreign and security policy. Migration also requires transnational solutions as a part of national and regional migration policy. New migration flows and processes can be expected due to political upheavals, environmental degradation and climate change.

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CFP: Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic Studies

Deadline: June 19, 2020

It is a great pleasure for us to invite all of you to submit papers to Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic StudiesPoljarnyj Vestnik was  earlier the working papers of the University of Tromsö, but has been upgraded to an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. We now welcome submissions for our seventh volume after the reorganization. Contributions from Slavists from any country and institution are welcome. Articles are published in English or Russian. The homepage of the journal is: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/vestnik/index

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New East Photo Prize (Calvert Journal)

Deadline: July 20, 2020

The New East Photo Prize celebrates contemporary photography from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.

The New East Photo Prize champions artistic excellence in photography. The prize recognises practitioners offering representations of the social, cultural and physical landscape of the New East and other perspectives on that region.

Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner which negates the rich culture and variety of creative output from these nations.

The prize seeks to broaden perceptions of the New East through the medium of photography. In its two previous editions, the prize has received over 1,700 entries from 25 New East countries.

Alongside the prizes, all finalists for the prize will enjoy international exposure through The Calvert Journal and other media partners.

The New East Photo Prize is a project of Calvert 22 Foundation, supported by its online award-winning magazine, The Calvert Journal.

Applications are open until 20 July 2020.

Apply HERE