CFP: Transcultural Influences in Soviet and Russian Animation

Extended Deadline: February 15, 2021

The call for papers for the edited collection “Transcultural Influences in Soviet and Russian Animation, 1917-2020” has an extended deadline of February 15, 2020. If you know anyone who is working on Soviet or Russian animation, please encourage them to submit an abstract to Sabina Amanbayeva and Irina Karlsohn. We have an interested publisher, and we want to hear from more specialists.

List of topics for the collection: 

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CFP: Cluster on Contagion and Conflagration

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Narratives of contagion and sickness offer an effective prism for the exploration and analysis of mechanisms through which our fears of contamination are turned into practices of othering, so familiar from our current daily lives. Literary encounters with deadly pathogens also offer us a chance to ponder posthumanist and environmental concerns: as the virus challenges anthropocentrism (i.e., human supremacy, exceptionalism, and control), humans are forced to renegotiate their relationships with their nonhuman others as well as to consider the role of chance and contingency in human life. The cluster of articles will make a sustained scholarly effort to examine outbreak narratives and metaphors of infection and understand the cultural politics of contagion in Russia and Eastern Europe. Comparativist perspectives are welcome.

Abstract length: 300 words

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CFP: Graduate Conference on the Late Soviet Union

Deadline: February 19, 2021

Event Date:
April 30, 2021
9 a.m.–3 p.m. EST (virtual)

We invite paper proposals from graduate students (PhD, MA) at any stage working on a topic related to the history of the late Soviet Union (1953–1991). This conference allows graduate students to present their original and ongoing work in a professional environment, and to receive feedback from peers and experts within the field. We also extend an invitation to undergraduate students who have begun rigorous independent research related to the late Soviet Union.

Proposals may include topics related to the political, cultural, social, environmental, or economic history of the Soviet Union between 1953-1991.

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Scholarships to learn Russian, Persian and Armenian

Deadlines in February, March, and April

Several Scholarships are available to learn Russian, Persian, and Armenian during the ASPIRANTUM summer schools in Yerevan

Russian Language Summer School 2021 –

Dostoyevsky Scholarships to Learn Russian –

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Fellow in Banking and Household Finance (HSE University, Moscow)

Deadline: February 14, 2021

Center for Institutional Studies in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Empirical Banking and Household Finance.


The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:

  • Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of Economics, Banking, Finance or related areas which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university;
  • Candidates should have a strong background in Economics, Econometrics, Banking, Finance or Household Finance, interest in applied empirical research in the mentioned fields accompanied by (a) clear research project proposal(s), as well as the ability to work in a team and on his/her own research projects,
  • Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required;
  • Relevant experience will be an asset although not required.
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CIUS Postdoctoral Fellowships (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies)

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce a call for applications for CIUS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2022.

The Bayduza Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Ukraine. Applications in all fields of humanities and social sciences are welcome, but proposals in the areas of identities, nationalism, regions, borders, social values, and historical politics and memory will be given a prior consideration.

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Funding: Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants (SLI, University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: February 10, 2021

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Pittsburgh will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site or remotely at Pitt’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) in June–July 2021. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see for the complete list of language courses offered.

Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. However, please note that applicants should be prepared to conduct their projects entirely remotely in the event that pandemic conditions prevent the 2021 SLI from offering in-person instruction, and/or if University of Pittsburgh restrictions on non-essential travel prohibit the use of grant funds to cover travel expenses in Summer 2021.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian Culture (Princeton University)

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University invites applications from academic professionals with established records of scholarship for a Lecturer position for academic year 2021-2022. We are seeking a dynamic and imaginative scholar who would complement the research agenda of our present faculty, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, advise student independent work, and participate in the extracurricular activities of the Department. Responsibilities will also include holding weekly office hours and grading coursework. Position duty time will be based on student enrollments and departmental need.

Among the desirable areas of specialization are Russian cultural history, culture of the Russian diaspora, translation studies, contemporary literature, cinema/media studies, drama/theater/performance, critical gender and race studies.

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Acad. Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Literature and Culture (University of California-Davis)

Deadline: February 28, 2021

The Department of German & Russian at the University of California-Davis invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment effective 7/1/2021. Research should focus on Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: prose, drama, visual culture, or poetry. A comparative or interdisciplinary approach, incorporating race and empire studies or gender studies, is particularly welcome. Applicants should possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English with experience teaching courses in Russian literature/culture in translation and Russian language classes.

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Acad. Job: Doctoral Research Fellow in Slavic Studies (University of Oslo)

Deadline: February 1, 2021

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Slavic Studies is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.

Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal for a doctoral dissertation related to the following research topic: figurative language and its role in crisis understanding and management. The successful applicant is expected to examine the role and impact of verbal or multimodal figurative devices in precarious situations experienced by individuals and societies; that is, in situations of individual or collective threats and crises (e.g., climate change, environmental issues, humanitarian issues, pandemics, and/or socioeconomic distress). The topics dealt with may include the role of figurative language in creating crisis narratives, its impact on individual or collective understanding of crisis situations and coping with them, its impact on emotions and individual and collective decisions on how to act, and the impact of figurative language on individual and collective acceptance or rejection of certain measures.

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