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Grad Program: MA in Translation (Middlebury)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Known and respected worldwide, the Middlebury Institute’s graduate degrees prepare students for international careers in translation, interpretation, and localization management.

The Russian Translation and Interpretation Department at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA invites candidates to join their master’s programs in Conference Interpretation, Translation and Interpretation, Translation, or Translation and Localization Management. Applicants with professional experience and/or a degree in Russian-English translation and interpretation may be eligible to complete the degree in only two semesters through advanced entry. Scholarships are available to cover some tuition costs. Continue reading

Grad Program: Slavic Lang/Lit (Uni Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic literatures and cultures to apply to the graduate program. Qualified students beginning their graduate career at Illinois are typically offered five years of financial support (contingent on satisfactory progress), including fellowships, teaching, research, and graduate assistantships, summer support, and the opportunity for an editorial assistantship at Slavic Review. The department also welcomes applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related fields. Continue reading

Grad Program: M.A./Ph.D in Slavic and EE (Ohio State Uni)

Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2018

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University welcomes applicants to their Integrated M.A./Ph.D. program for Autumn 2019. The Department offers graduate students a stimulating intellectual environment and generous financial support. Columbus is a vibrant, contemporary, and liveable city, and the historic Ohio State campus features outstanding library and research collections, up-to-date new and renovated classroom, meeting and athletic facilities, beautiful old trees and sustainable landscaping, and convenient transportation connections within the city and the region.

The graduate course offerings appeal to a broad range of intellectual interests, with three major areas of concentration: Literature and Culture, Slavic Linguistics, and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Department faculty have expertise in classical, modernist, Soviet, émigré, and postmodern Russian, Central European, and South Eastern European literatures, film, and interdisciplinary cultural studies; transpositions of literature into other media; gender and feminist studies; digital humanities; print media; national identity; bilingualism; language and memory; pedagogy; the structure and history of the Slavic languages; Balkan linguistics; medieval Slavic texts; and morphology. The department also encourages graduate students to pursue interdisciplinary studies within and outside the department and to work with faculty in the departments of Comparative Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Psychology, and Teaching & Learning. Topics of current and recent dissertation projects include: history in Russian opera; prison spaces in Russian literature; the criminal song; the detective novel; autobiographical memory, identity, and immigration; language development in heritage speakers; and acquisition of pragmatic skills during study abroad. Ohio State also hosts the annual Midwest Slavic Conference, which enables graduate students to present their research to a national audience right on campus.

The Ohio State program offers graduate students a wide range of teaching opportunities. Students receive extensive teacher training in all levels of language, literature, film, culture, and themed courses, and have access to many resources for professional development, including research awards and support for travel to conferences. Our M.A./Ph.D. program prepares students for both academic and non-academic professions. Ph.D. graduates of the program in recent years have obtained academic positions at such institutions as Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, East Carolina University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Pennsylvania, William and Mary, and the College of Wooster. Others have found positions both domestically and abroad in the fields of government, administration, business, international education, and medical insurance. The department offers workshops on non-university careers and facilitate networking with program graduates who have chosen careers in editing, government, secondary school teaching, and translation work.

Prospective applicants should have a background in Slavic Studies or a related field.  Candidates for admission should give evidence of academic excellence and intellectual promise, as measured by criteria such as undergraduate grades, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), evaluations in letters of recommendation, and the quality of the writing sample. The department particularly pays attention to the candidate’s undergraduate performance in Russian and/or other Slavic languages and in related subjects. All incoming graduate students are expected to teach Russian language as their first TA appointment and will be interviewed in Russian prior to their admission to the program.

The primary degree granted by the Department is the Ph.D. Those interested in an interdisciplinary M.A. in Slavic Studies should consider applying to the master’s program at Ohio State’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies, which draws on faculty from across the university to prepare students for East European-related careers in government, the military, and the private sector. See http://slaviccenter.osu.edu/index.html.

To learn more about the Department and how to apply see https://slavic.osu.edu/graduate- studies/prospective-students. Other inquiries should be addressed to Angela Brintlinger, Graduate Studies Director, at brintlinger.3@osu.edu. Applications must be received by December 31 to be considered for funding.

Academic Job: Tenure Track in Russian (Hamilton College)

Deadline for Applications: December 10, 2018

Hamilton College’s Department of German and Russian invites applications for a tenure-track position in Russian at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019. The Department seeks candidates of native or near-native fluency in Russian whose research interests focus on one or more of the following areas: literature, media studies, translation, or cultural studies. Interdisciplinary subjects and participation in related departments are strongly encouraged. The candidate must possess demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching in both Russian and English, including all levels of language. Hamilton College is seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching and working with a diverse student population. The cover letter should address ways in which the candidate raises issues of diversity in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter.         Candidates should submit CV and cover letter via Interfolio. Questions regarding the search may be directed to John Bartle, Search Committee Chair, at jbartle@hamilton.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018.

Hamilton is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information at Opportunities for Spouses or Partners. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions
A complete application must include 1) a cover letter and 2) curriculum vitae (CV) . To begin an application, please click on the Apply Now button to create an Interfolio account. There is no charge for creating this account. All materials should be addressed to Professor John Bartle and must be submitted via Interfolio.

Grad Program: Slavic Graduate Study (USC)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018 (Priority Deadline)

The University of Southern California department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications from well-qualified students.

Basic information about the faculty and program is available on the web site – http://dornsife.usc.edu/sll/  For information on how to apply, please see http://dornsife.usc.edu/sll/how-to-apply/. The department offers excellent opportunities for graduate support leading to the PhD, starting with standard five-year packages that include three years of fellowship support and two teaching years, tuition, and health insurance.

Applicants who wish to start graduate studies in the fall semester should apply by December 1 to receive priority consideration for fellowship funding.

Funding for graduate study at USC is generous but competitive, and deadlines for application matter. Applications will be accepted through March for the following fall semester, but the chance receiving funding diminishes significantly after January. The financial support is intended to fund the entire course of PhD study (see Financial Support) and only those students whom are able to be funded are admitted.

The Slavic department at USC is internationally known.  The department’s dynamic faculty have wide-ranging research interests with particular concentration in Russian literature and culture of the modern era.  In addition to the core of faculty whose focus is literature (Greta Matzner-Gore, Sarah Pratt, Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, Thomas Seifrid, and Alexander Zholkovsky) there is a specialist in eastern European cinema (Anna Krakus). Next fall they will also be joined by Professor Colleen McQuillen, a scholar of Russian modernism, who comes from the University of Illinois at Chicago. They also anticipate making another senior hire in the next year.  They department offers competitive funding, with five years of support (3 on fellowship, 2 teaching) which includes tuition and health insurance.

Additionally, the Los Angeles area itself, with its abundance of cultural resources makes USC an exciting place at which to do graduate work (for a sampling of the areas attractions, see http://dornsife.usc.edu/life-in-la/).

CFP: 1989 in the East : Between Order and Subversion (Paris, France)

Deadline for Submissions: December 01, 2018

First Congress of SFERES
French association for Russian and Eastern European studies in social sciences
(ICCEES member)

1989 in the East : Between Order and Subversion

Organized with the support of CERCEC (Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen – EHESS, CNRS), ISP (Institut des sciences sociales du politique – Université Paris Nanterre, ENS Paris Saclay, CNRS), CEFR (Centre d’études franco-russe – MAEE, CNRS), CERI (Centre de recherches internationales – Sciences Po, CNRS), Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest (RECEO) and The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (PIPSS)

Call for Papers

The political events that unfolded in Eastern Europe around the year 1989 have constituted one of the largest upheavals that the European continent has seen since the end of the Second World War and the dawn of the Cold War. The congress intends to re-examine the processes that led to the disintegration of communist regimes in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the Balkans and the USSR. This disintegration appears to be the product of complex mobilizations based on new forms of action and it crossed the most established political borders within Sovietized regimes: between “dissidence” and involvement in the official sphere, between “conventional” political action and street-level mobilization, between national spaces. During this period, the repertories of action, the institutional ties, the ideological preferences, and the actors’ identities, including the most official, have been profoundly changed. The modes of contestation have gone from a self-limited subversion of established institutions, one that could accompany forms of collaboration with the regime, to much clearer and radical head-on opposition. These same oppositions were led by actors often integrated within the system, according to the rhythms and modalities specific to each country (and, in the USSR, to each republic), perhaps to each social sphere, and correlated to the phenomenon of circulation between these spaces. Everything occurred as if the events linked to 1989 had resided in the blurring of routine landmarks of the orderandof the subversion of the “system.”
In spite of the considerable number of research projects dedicated to the “fall of communism,” there are few that systematically examine these transformations in the making, taking into account the entire social field and its blossoming since the second half of the 1980s. The congress seeks to explore these transformations by highlighting their heterogeneity in the different countries and in transcending binary categories of analysis inherited from transitology: power/opposition, conservative/reformer; authoritarianism/democracy; planning system/capitalism, etc. Underscoring the complexity of these processes and the strategic anticipations that they raised at the moment of their unfolding impels the most attentive possible reading of the events to the practices of actors of the different social spheres and to the manner by which the transformations of relationships and the interdependences between these sectors affected the practices. Empirical materials, whether newly available or already known, can thus be questioned or revisited in the light of these methodological requirements. How did the existing order’s actors and institutions adapt or how were they discarded? How did the reconfiguration of the system, using elements of the past, reshape actors’ practices? Which new forms and configurations of competition have emerged? How does one understand the role played by the “grassroots” actors or those situated at the periphery of the elites? Continue reading