CFP: Systemic Race and Police Brutality (Slavic and East European Journal)

Deadline: August 31, 2020

In response to AATSEEL’s recent statement concerning systemic racism and police brutality in the United States, Slavic and East European Journal is seeking submissions for a special issue on the politics of race in Slavic, East European and Eurasian literature, film, cultural studies, linguistics, and pedagogy. We envision this cluster addressing three objectives: 1) showcasing cutting-edge research on race studies in our fields and interrogating matters of majority-minority power relations in the context of race and ethnic studies; 2) advancing new curriculum ideas and pedagogical approaches on the topic; 3) highlighting our professions’ impactful community engagement, broadly conceived, related to race studies.

To be considered for the cluster, please submit a 500- to 1,000-word abstract and outline of methods and arguments by August 31. Please also indicate the anticipated length of your essay. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified shortly after that and will be expected to submit complete versions (3,000–8,000 words) by November 30, 2020. Depending on the number of abstracts and anticipated lengths, we plan to publish a cluster of 8–12 pieces.

Sunnie Rucker-Chang (Assistant Professor of Slavic and East European Studies and Director of the European Studies Program, University of Cincinnati) has joined Yana Hashamova (Professor of Slavic Studies, Ohio State University; Editor, SEEJ)  and Alexander Burry (Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Ohio State University; Co-editor, SEEJ) for the curation and editing of the cluster.

CFP: International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

Deadline: August 1, 2020 (workshop proposals); September 30, 2020 (general papers)

ICLDC 2021: Workshop and Talk Story proposals 

Following a format introduced at the ICLDC 2017, we are including multiple 90-minute blocks on each day of the conference to be dedicated to two alternative conference activities: Talk Story Sessions and Workshops. 

Presentation formats

Talk Story Sessions: Introduced at ICLDC 2017 in response to participant feedback, ICLDC 2021 will again offer Talk Story sessions. These discussions will be led by an expert discussant and limited to 20-30 attendees per session. Each Talk Story will be repeated on different days of the conference, allowing ample opportunity for conference attendees to participate in the Talk Story Sessions of their choice. Talk Story sessions are meant to be fully interactive for participants, rather than a one-directional presentation of information. This format is particularly appropriate for discussing relationships, how we foster them, maintain them, and better understand their role in language reclamation and language documentation.

Workshops: We also welcome proposals for Workshops on topics broadly relating to the conference theme. Each 90-minute workshop will be repeated on different days of the conference, allowing multiple opportunities for interested attendees to participate. Workshops will accommodate a larger number of participants and are intended to be more presentational and instructional in style than the Talk Story sessions. 

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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: 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: Sustainability and Slavic Studies: Classroom, Research, Profession (AATSEEL)

Deadline: August 1, 2020

We invite you to submit a proposal to our AATSEEL stream, “Sustainability and Slavic Studies: Classroom, Research, Profession.” We envision a combination of panels and roundtables and welcome proposals addressing issues related to the environment and sustainability in research, teaching, and/or the profession in general. Please feel free to get in touch off-list with any questions you may have (jvergar1@swarthmore.edu). 

f you wish to participate, please send your proposal to the Head of the Stream division, Dr. Meghan Murphy-Lee, following the Proposal Guidelines for individual papers.

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CFP: Teaching Culture Through Language

Deadline: August 1, 2020

AATSEEL is organizing the stream on Teaching Culture through Language with the focus on a proficiency-based and student-centered approach.

They would welcome two to three roundtables with examples of how to teach the topics connected with:

Proverbs
Cooking classes
Singing classes
Socialist and post-socialist realia
Everyday life
Holidays and celebrations
“Кто виноват и что делать?”
Urban and village terms
Religious realia
Internet culture and memes
(Post)Imperial way of life
History
Pragmatics
Semiotics

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CFP: The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (University of Hawaii, Online)

Deadline: August 1, 2020

Recognizing Relationships
The 7th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC)
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
March 4-7, 2021 

COVID-19 Statement

Due to COVID-19, ICLDC 2021 will be held virtually. The ICLDC 7 organizers are excited about this year’s theme, and the possibilities for broad international discussion that an online conference can offer.

We are currently investigating what technologies we will use and how the conference will take shape and how we can accommodate time zone differences for presenters, as well as family and work obligations.

We look forward to your participation. Please “join” us!

Conference Theme: Recognizing Relationships

There are many critical challenges that endangered language documentation and conservation faces, some of which seem insurmountable, and despite linguists’ best efforts, many of the proposed solutions fall short. These challenges have been apparent to many communities, language activists and academic linguists since (or even before) the earliest public warnings of the “endangered language crisis” in the early 1990’s, and recognition of the great number of large-scale challenges has only become more apparent since. 

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Slavic and Eurasian Languages ONLINE (University of Kansas)

Deadline: August 17, 2020

Beginning with during 2020-2021 academic year U of Kansas will be offering several Slavic and Eurasian languages online for 16-week courses in Fall and Spring next year. Languages available, include: 
Elementary Polish Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian 
Elementary Turkish Intermediate Czech Elementary Persian/Dar/Tajik/Farsi.
We are an affordable public university, and instructors have worked and are working tirelessly to develop quality asynchronous instruction with optional synchronous components to accommodate student schedules. 

Application

Apply to KU as a non-degree seeking undergraduate student (by 8/17 for Fall 2020). The application can be found here. There is an application fee of $40. If possible, upon application also send an email to thecollegeonline@ku.edu and let us know you have applied and which class(es) you hope to take.

Grad Program: Master’s by Research in Russian and Czech, Online Option (University of Bristol)

Deadline: August 2, 2020 (Fall 2020); December 2, 2020 (Spring 2021)

The University of Bristol offers a one-year Master’s by Research (MPhil) in Russian and Czech for both on-campus students and distance learners. This is a research programme, meaning there are no taught classes, and the student will write a 25,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice under the supervision of the faculty. It is a good option for a motivated student who already has a research topic in mind, and wants to gain research experience before applying for PhD programmes.

Our faculty have research experience in Russian literature from the 18C to the present, 19C/early 20C Russian intellectual history, cinema, visual culture, the cultural history of the Soviet Union, gender studies, Russian Orthodox culture, the medical humanities, and Czech literature from the 19C to the present.

For more information, see here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/2020/arts/phd-russian-czech/

Grad. Program: Russian Studies (McGill | Montreal, Canada)

Deadline: January 6 (Fall Admission); August 14 (Winter Admission)

Russian Studies at McGill invites applications from talented students.  As part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, we offer a uniquely multi-cultural and interdisciplinary environment. Our students and faculty are committed to open, culturally informed dialogue among national and across intellectual traditions.    

Our faculty specializes in 19th-21st century Russian literature and culture, working in such areas as Russian Romanticism, the Russian novel, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Russian drama, opera, film, and folklore, Russian modernism, high Stalinist culture, post-Soviet culture, Russian visual culture, cultural mythology, symbolic geography, and intertextuality. Beyond Russian Studies, our Department hosts a broad and flexible range of graduate seminars, including literary theory, film, digital humanities, and environmental and animal studies. A small but dynamic program allows for a great deal of personal attention, an atmosphere of collegiality and a close-knit intellectual community.

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