Resources: Online course in Ukrainian literature and culture

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Literatura: an online course in Ukrainian literature and culture

Intensive summer course: 10 June- 29 July 2021

This online course is for anyone who is interested in Ukrainian literature. The course will discuss the romantics and the avant-garde, the modernists and the dissidents, the post-modernists and the feminists as well as the rich literary scene of contemporary Ukraine. Each seminar will be delivered by an expert in the field of Ukrainian literature. All texts will be read in the English translation and made available to students enrolled on the course. No prior knowledge of the Ukrainian language or literature is required to enrol on this course. Those who attend all seminars will receive a certificate of completion. https://ukrainianinstitute.org.uk/online-course-in-ukrainian-literature-and-culture/

Fee

£200 (£150 students) for 8 seminars OR £25 per seminar

How to enroll

If you wish to join this course or you have any queries, please email info@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk

Study Abroad: Hungarian Studies Balassi Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2021

Call for scholarship application of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary for the credit-based Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies Programme in the academic year of 2021/2022.

The scholarship is intended for individuals of non-Hungarian citizenship (and of non-Hungarian decency) to increase their Hungarian language competence and “Hungarology” knowledge acquired at universities outside Hungary.

The objective of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and “Hungarology” knowledge of graduate or undergraduate students of Hungarian studies. The two-semester course takes place in the MFA in Budapest with the cooperation of the University of Pécs and with KKM Magyar Diplomáciai Akadémia Kft. (KKM MDA Kft., a background institution of the MFA)

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Study Abroad: Nemtsov Summer Journalism School (Prague)

Deadline: April 10, 2021

The Boris Nemtsov Foundation is pleased to announce its 4th Summer School of Journalism to be held in mid-July, 2021. It is a fully-funded program. The deadline for submitting applications is April 10th, 2021 (23:59 Prague time (UTC + 1). You can apply by clicking on the link: https://summerschool.nemtsovfund.org/anketa/

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Study Abroad Online: VEXA

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Virtual Experiences Abroad

A new generation of digital learning content provided at your fingertips.  VEXA provides students of all kinds and means with engaging and memorable experiences abroad

What is VEXA

Vexa is a secure, user-friendly platform that hosts and displays content and combines aspects of social media with a learning management system to drive engagement.

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Course: Fall 2021 Texas Venture Labs Practicum

Deadline: March 28, 2021

Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) is now accepting applications for our Fall 2021 TVL Practicum class. If you would like to learn more about this unique course and our other programs, please attend one of our upcoming info sessions.

The TVL Practicum is a cross-campus elective course that teaches graduate students how to work and consult with startups. Multi-disciplinary teams of grad students work through a project-driven curriculum that immerses them in research, teaches about business strategy and terminology, and provides a framework for strategically thinking through business problems to directly deliver positive outcomes for Texas-based startups. These startup companies are from our TVL Accelerator and engage with the students as “consulting clients”, so this is real-world, hands-on experience for course credit!

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Online Course: Dmitri Shostakovich-Man, Music, Myth

First Meeting: March 2, 2021

Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teaching and research organization, presents its first Spring course:
Dmitri Shostakovich: The Man, The Music, The Myth

Instructor: Harlow Robinson – expert in Soviet and Russian cultural history (Matthews Distinguished University Professor of History, Emeritus, Northeastern University)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) was not only one of the greatest composers of the modern era but also a reluctant political figure.

Born in Tsarist Russia, Shostakovich witnessed many of the defining events of his times: the creation of the USSR, the long nightmare of Stalinist terror, Hitler’s invasion, the Cold War, Khrushchev’s “Thaw,” Brezhnev’s era of stagnation. All these experiences were inscribed in his music that provoked subjective responses and widely divergent political and psychological interpretations.
From the triumphant premiere of his First Symphony in Leningrad in 1926 until his death, Shostakovich remained one of the most prominent representatives of Soviet culture. He received numerous honors from the Communist Party to which he belonged, and yet the extent of his personal and creative loyalty to the Soviet regime remains a hotly debated issue.

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Resource: Open Access Book: Translating Great Russian Literature: The Penguin Russian Classics

Dr. McAteer’s book should appeal to anyone interested in the history of translation from Russian, or indeed the histories of individual translators, or possibly anyone who has ever read a Russian novel as a Penguin Classic. She focuses on the cohort of translators who worked with Penguin in the 1950s to bring out the first batch of Penguin Russian Classics, including David Magarshack’s famous versions of Dostoevsky, but she continues her survey through the following decades, examining such hot spots as the race to publish Solzhenitsyn in English or the fates of women translators like Babette Deutsch. And most usefully, this book can be read or downloaded for free anywhere in the world, so it is easy to access or include on a reading list.

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