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

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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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.

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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CFP: The Legacies of State Socialist Memory Politics (Canadian Slavonic Papers/ Revue canadienne des slavistes )

Deadline: December 15, 2019

CfP: Special issue on “The Legacies of State Socialist Memory Politics”
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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CFP: Edited Volume: Authenticity across Languages and Cultures – Transcultural and Philosophical Motives in Foreign Language Teaching & Learning

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Aim of the book

In the research literature on foreign-language teaching and learning (FLTL), ‘authenticity’ emerges as an important issue (for a list of relevant publications, see the file ‘References’). The term, due to its strong connotation and its colloquial ubiquity, has been used to denote a multitude of concepts. This volume is conceptually grounded in the writings of Will (2018) and Pinner (2016), who have recently contributed to an increased level of discursive clarity (Will) on the one hand, and a promising reconceptualization (Pinner) on the other. One of the main aims of this interdisciplinary volume is a new conceptual cohesion in accordance with seminal works in FLTL (e.g. van Lier, Widdowson, Breen), literary and cultural studies (e.g. Delanoy, Kramsch, Butler) as well as in existentialist philosophy (e.g. Sartre, Heidegger). In this book, ‘authenticity’ will be investigated as an educational construct apt to enrich (the modern) foreign language classrooms  and university lecture halls in an age of globalisation, digitalisation, mobility and transculturality. With the contributors to this book coming from different countries and continents, the WHO, WHAT and HOW of ‘authenticity’ shall be investigated, overcoming widespread notions of native-speakerism, essentialism and stereotype. We encourage both theoretical and conceptual as well as empirical papers.

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Call for Submissions: Graduate Student Essay Competition (NYU Jordan Center)

Deadline: December 30, 2019

The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and All the Russias are pleased to announce the inaugural Graduate Student Essay Competition! Enter for a chance to get published on the blog 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.

Resource/Call for Submissions: Language Learning and Technology Journal

We are very happy to announce that our special issue of Language Learning & Technology on New Developments in Virtual Exchange in Foreign Language Education (Volume 23, Number 3) is now available at http://www.lltjournal.org.

Please visit the LLT website and be sure to sign up to receive your free subscription if you have not already done so.

Also, we welcome your contributions for future issues. If you have questions about this process, or wish to submit a manuscript, please check our guidelines for submission at http://www.lltjournal.org/submission-guidelines/.

Resource/Call for Submissions: The FLTMAG: A free magazine on technology integration in language teaching and learning

FLTMAG main site: https://fltmag.com/
November 2019 issue: https://fltmag.com/category/november-2019/

If you have a topic related to technology and language teaching and learning that you are interested in writing about, the next issue will come out in March and we are looking for submissions. For more information, see https://fltmag.com/submissions/, or if you have further questions you can email fltmag@iallt.org.

CFP: Journal of Russian Icons

Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Journal of Icon Studies is now accepting submissions for its third issue, scheduled for online publication in December 2020. We welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history and material culture, literature and film, religious studies, gender and cultural studies, history and anthropology, conservation and museum studies. Volume 2 may be accessed here: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/jis-vol-2/

The Journal of Icon Studies is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of icons around the globe, from the Byzantine period to the modern era. It serves as an international forum for new scholarship on the theoretical, theological and historical significance of icons, their place within a broad cultural and artistic context, as well as their conservation, collecting, and exhibiting. In addition to longer scholarly articles, we welcome reviews of books and exhibitions, archival discoveries, and translations of primary documents.

The submission deadline for vol. 3, to appear in Fall 2020, is December 1, 2019. All submissions will receive a double-blind peer review. For further information on publication guidelines see https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/publication-guidelines-2/

Please send all questions and inquiries to Wendy Salmond at research@museumofrussianicons.org