Acad. Job: Senior Lecturer in Russian (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Deadline: January 15, 2021

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a non-tenure-track Senior Lecturer in Russian starting Fall 2021. This is a full-time position with a three-year renewable contract. Beginning Fall 2021, Senior Lecturers at UTSA will be redesignated as Associate Professors of Instruction.

Responsibilities:

Teaching a variety of Russian language, literature, and culture courses in the Modern Language Studies B.A. program.  Leadership in development of the Russian curriculum.  Application of the latest foreign language methods and technologies to language teaching. 

Required qualifications: University or college teaching experience, fluency in Russian (with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Russian coursework).  Ph.D. in relevant areas, such as Russian language, literature, culture, etc. in hand by August 31, 2021.

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ROTC Scholarship for Project GO (Global Officers) Intensive Russian Study (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: January 13, 2021; February 17, 2021

The University of Pittsburgh invites Army, Navy/Marine, and Air Force ROTC students from any US college or university to apply for a Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) scholarship for intensive study of 1st-4th year Russian in Summer 2021. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Students who have not yet begun their pursuit of Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week beginning-level class, which will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language training. The beginning-level classes, offered by Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI), are held at the University’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh from June 7–July 30, 2021. Pitt Project GO scholarships for Beginning Russian cover:

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Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship in Russian Historical Studies

Deadline: January 21, 2021

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the 2021-2022 Stephen F. Cohen- Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies, funded by the KAT Charitable Foundation.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program will provide:

·       up to five Dissertation Research Fellowships, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia;

·       a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to a doctoral student at a US or Canadian university, who is a citizen or permanent resident of the US, to complete their dissertation during the fellowship tenure.

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CFP: Transcultural Influences in Soviet and Russian Animation, 1917-2020.

Deadline:  January 20, 2021

The goal of this edited collection is to bring together the work of scholars working on Soviet and Russian animation from a transcultural or global perspective. We are interested in a variety of cross-cultural encounters between Soviet and Russian animators and their Western counterparts. Our timeline includes any Soviet cartoons produced between the October Revolution and the fall of the U.S.S.R. as well as their afterlives in the present.  Our aim is to show the complex ways that Soviet/Russian animation industry interacted with the West, broadly defined, and how this interaction changed after 1991.

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Courses in Russian and Eastern European Studies (Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies )

New non-profit initiative called Borderlines Open School for Advanced Cross-Cultural Studies. The school offers online, seminar-style courses open to all adults. Part of Borderlines Open School mission is to make classes affordable for all students and to bring them to marginalized communities, as well as to ethically pay and support instructors, recognizing their intellectual and pedagogical labor as valuable work that matters.  

Science Fiction with Deep Philosophical Issues (from Eastern Europe and Russia)
January 10–31, 2021
Instructor: Sibelan Forrester
https://borderlinesopenschool.org/courses/p/sf 

Poetry Translation Masterclass: Theory, Problems, Practice
January 15–February 5, 2021
Instructor: Rebecca Ruth Gould
https://borderlinesopenschool.org/courses/p/translation 

Queer Reawakening in Russian Literature
February 2–23, 2021
Instructor: Vitaly Chernetsky
https://borderlinesopenschool.org/courses/p/queerreawakening 

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Acad. Job: Tutoring Consultant in Russian (Bates College)

Deadline: January 4, 2021

The Department of German and Russian at Bates College is seeking candidates for the position of Tutoring Consultant in Russian for the Winter 2021 semester.

Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling individual and group tutoring sessions with students on Zoom during weekly office hours;
  • Working with individual students and small groups of students in the Russian language courses in Winter 2021 (all levels) to further practice reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation, to help them understand key language concepts learned in the classroom, and to discuss in-class assignments and texts;
  • Assisting students with homework, course projects, preparation for tests, papers, and other academic tasks;
  • Collaborating with the faculty/supervisor to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, and assess student progress;
  • Meeting with the faculty/supervisor regularly to discuss the curriculum of the Russian courses.
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Online Courses and Workshops: Russian Classics, Ukrainian Identity, Language (SRAS)

Deadline: Varies

Reading the Russian Classics with SRAS

Join SRAS for a new look at the Russian classics. Each course will look at a major work from five of Russia’s most famous authors. We will present the author’s biography and the history of the book’s creation, and then over the course of four meetings reference excerpts to discuss plot, character, and important themes to the work. We will also take a virtual excursion to a location in Russia of relevance to the work, its author, and its history to learn still more.

Educators: If you are teaching a Russian literature course this spring, contact us about participating in the virtual excursion components of these courses.

Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity

Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity is a multidimensional look at the people and events which have shaped Ukrainian identity. Starting from a broad introduction to Ukrainian history, we then move to four focused events – both tragic and heroic – that have had an outsized influence on modern Ukrainian identity. We will come to understand the geography, history, politics, and geopolitics of this large and fascinating country. We combine lecture, “live” visits to sites of relevance, and panel discussions with Ukrainian students as they reflect on their own history and identity.

Apply the full cost of this course to study abroad in Kyiv in 2021!

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Grad. Program: MA in Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies + Dual Degree Programs (University of Texas at Austin)

Deadline: January 5, 2021 (Fall enrollment)

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is a two-year multidisciplinary program that offers advanced training for those qualified students who seek an integrated knowledge of the language, history, society and culture of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This graduate degree offers the opportunity to create an individually tailored program. Upon graduation, students will have an extensive understanding of the country or countries of specialization, including a working knowledge of one of the region’s languages. The program primarily serves students preparing for professional careers and those seeking an M.A. before pursuing a professional career trajectory or Ph.D. in a particular discipline.

This region of the world covers over one-sixth of the globe and comprises countries, which differ enormously in language, ethnicity, religion, culture, political history and economic development. Since the mid-1980s, the process of reform, collapse and reconstruction in the region has led to a heightened interest in the area and the need for serious and scholarly understanding of the region. It is the mission of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies to facilitate such understanding.

The M.A. program offers either a thesis or report option. Click here for more information about degree requirements.

In addition to the standard M.A. program, we currently offer five dual-degree programs, in which students can work towards M.A.s in two disciplines at The University of Texas. These programs are structured in such a way that students can earn both masters degrees simultaneously in approximately three years; students must fulfill all requirements for both degrees.

Students have found that this multidisciplinary approach allows them to respond to an increased need in both the public and private sectors for specialists with a thorough understanding of the culture, economics, geography, history and politics of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Students must apply to both programs in order to be considered for the dual-degree program. *Please note that the admission deadlines for other programs may be earlier than the deadline for the CREEES program.

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Acad. Job: István Deák Visiting Professorship(s) in East Central European Studies (Columbia University)

Deadline: January 11, 2021

Columbia University invites applications for István Deák Visiting Professorship(s) in East Central European Studies for one or two semesters (fall and/or spring) in the academic year 2021-2022. The professorship, commemorating Professor Deák’s legacy of excellence in research and teaching, is open to scholars who have active interest and accomplishments in East and Central European studies. Appointment(s) will be open-rank, to be filled at any level from Visiting Assistant to Visiting Full Professor.

The visiting professor(s) will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The visitors will teach two courses per semester, one a lecture course of broad interest for undergraduates, the other a seminar for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The visitors are expected to give one public lecture and participate in the academic life of the University, whose interests in East and Central European studies are well represented on campus by the East Central European Center, the European Institute, and the Harriman Institute.

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CFP: Cultural Biopolitics in Modern Russia (Russian Literature Journal)

Deadline: January 15, 2021

We invite proposals for a special issue of Russian Literature dedicated to Cultural Biopolitics in Modern Russia.

The term “biopolitics” was coined by Michel Foucault to describe a historical shift that took place in the 17th and 18th centuries, when an earlier concept of sovereignty, grounded in the power to decide when “to take life or let live,” was replaced by one determined by the state’s power “to foster life or disallow it to the point of death.” With the emergence of liberal democracy and modern capitalism, new forms of governmentality appeared that centered on the administration of bodies at the level of the population. From government funded programs to increase birth rates to prohibitions on smoking, euthanasia, and certain kinds of sexual behavior, natural life began to be included in the calculations of the state. Sovereign power increasingly became identified with the management of life. Politics assumed the form of biopolitics.

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