Online Ukrainian Course (University of Kansas)

The University of Kansas is offering first-year Ukrainian ONLINE in Fall 2021. UKRA 104: Elementary Ukrainian I is open to both KU and non-KU learners, for college credit (5 credits).  

UKRA 104 is mostly asynchronous: students work with materials in Canvas Monday through Thursday at their own pace and meet each Friday as a class for a one-hour session via Zoom. 

Among other materials, UKRA 104 uses the open-education web-based resource for learning basic Ukrainian grammar, Dobra Forma (https://dobraforma.ku.edu/), developed by the course’s instructor, Dr. Oleksandra Wallo.  

The course begins on August 23 and ends on December 17, 2021. Please email Dr. Wallo (owallo@ku.edu) with questions on how to enroll, the cost, or the course itself. 

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 jekaminer@ucdavis.edu, by August 20, 2021.

Final submissions will be due by January 15, 2022.

Lecturer in Russian Language (University of Leeds)

Deadline: August 2, 2021

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out scholarship-led teaching in Russian language? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience?

You will carry out teaching in Russian Studies, with a particular focus on Russian language. You will convene and teach a number of undergraduate modules, and contribute to supervision and marking of undergraduate dissertations. You will be expected to take on administrative duties in Russian Studies, and will also contribute to the administration of the School’s activities, and the teaching of School-wide modules, as appropriate.

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Russian Teaching Associate Position (Williams College)

Deadline: August 2, 2021

-candidate must be a native speaker of Russian (we are open to any academic background, from Russian, to physics, to theatre)

-must be able to obtain a visa or already reside in the US and be eligible to work here

-candidate must be able to work in person; Williams requires full vaccination against COVID-19

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CFS: AATSEEL Stream: Data, Technology, and Language Acquisition

Deadline: August 15, 2021

AATSEEL is accepting submissions for the 2022 Conference in Philadelphia, February 17-20, 2022.  (Anyone submitting a proposal should plan to be present, to participate.)
We are looking for paper and roundtable entries for the following stream.  Please indicate your interest in joining this stream when making your submission here.
Data, Technology, and Language Acquisition

This stream is for anyone interested in how data and technology can be applied to language learning. 

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CFP: The XVIII Symposium of the International Dostoevsky Society (Nagoya, Japan)

Deadline: August 20, 2021

The XVIII Symposium of the International Dostoevsky Society will be hosted by Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. Sessions will be held on its new satellite campus located at the center of Nagoya City, from March 4th to 8th, 2022. The official languages will be Russian, Japanese, and English.
For more details: https://www.ids2022n.jp/

Proposals for papers on one of the Symposium themes will be accepted until August 20, 2021. Please send your proposal using our online submission system:
https://www.ids2022n.jp/application/
Symposium participants will be limited to about 150 speakers. 
Please note that membership in IDS is required before registration. Further information regarding membership: https://dostoevsky.org/membership/

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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: AATSEEL Stream: Neverending History: New Historical Cinema in Russia

Deadline: August 15, 2021

Please consider submitting a paper proposal for the AATSEEL stream of panels entitled Neverending History: New Historical Cinema in Russia. The deadline for submissions is August 15 via AATSEEL website.

Neverending History: New Historical Cinema in Russia

The last ten years of Russian cinema were marked by a search for new ways of narrativizing Soviet history. The trend came to a head in the late 2010s-2020s, with a succession of contentious and widely discussed works: Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole (2019), Andrei Konchalovsky’s Dear Comrades (2020), and the most controversial of them all – Dau by Il’ya Khrzhanovsky (2019-20). Precariously balancing historical accuracy and aestheticism, the films’ desire to destabilize accepted historical narratives became embedded in their form as well as in the plots, sparking a conversation about the emergence of new historical cinema in Russia.

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CFP: AATSEEL Stream: Othering and Authority in Slavic Studies

Deadline: August 15, 2021

From what scholarly position is the Slavic world studied? The Cold War bifurcated scholarship into pro- and anti-Soviet stances. Then and later, scholars in the Anglo-American world tended to imagine scholarship produced in the region as offering simply data, to be theorized by scholars elsewhere (perhaps after it has been dissociated from the theoretical frame in which it was presented, which is imagined as naively politicized). This attitude is hard to sustain given the increasing scholarly interaction between scholars who speak English and those who speak the languages of the region, the rise of scholars from the region in English-speaking academia, and the calls throughout the academy to “decolonize theory” and acknowledge that Western European and North American epistemologies and ontologies are not necessarily universally valid. Papers in this stream consider the conflicts and conversations in Slavic studies between methodologies and theories from varied locations.

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CFP: AATSEEL Stream: Russian Poetry and Poetics

Deadline: August 15, 2021

Please consider submitting a paper proposal for the AATSEEL stream of panels on Russian Poetry and Poetics. The deadline for submissions is August 15 via AATSEEL website (please indicate interest in joining our stream when you submit  here). 

Russian Poetry and Poetics

Poetry has been a key genre in many different periods of Russian literature, from the first intentionally literary attempts in the eighteenth century to the Golden Age of Pushkin, from the modernist proliferation of the early twentieth century to today’s globally distributed Russophone poetry. This stream aims to bring together scholars working on poetry today, to showcase and share new approaches to a wide range of poetic material. It features two panels exploring different aspects of Russian poetry: first, issues of poetics and stylistics, such as versification, figures of speech, and imagery, so as to explore how these aspects contribute to convey a poem’s meaning. The second panel considers pre-nineteenth-century elements in twentieth- and twenty-first-century poems, rooting them in their cultural background and illuminating links between distinct literary epochs.

The stream welcomes papers that engage with these themes in order to think about the practice of Russian poetry in the different phases of its production—from the early modern, to the modern, to the contemporary.