MA and PhD programs in Russian at McGill University

Deadline: January 6, 2022

Russian Studies at McGill invites applications from talented and qualified 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 and Realism, the Russian novel, Dostoevsky and Chekhov, as well as Soviet and Post-Soviet film and media. We offer seminars in drama, film, folklore, genre theory,  the avant-garde, high Stalinist culture and post-Soviet culture.  Our students are invited to explore visual culture, cultural mythology, symbolic geography, and intermediality. Beyond Russian Studies, the Department hosts a broad and flexible range of graduate seminars, including literary theory, world cinemas, digital humanities, media studies 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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CFP: Imagining the 90s – The First Post-Soviet Decade and its Narratives in Literature and Culture

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Imagining the 90s – Call for Papers | Slavistik (unibas.ch)

International conference, January 20-22th 2022, ONLINE

30 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the time has come to historicize the 1990s and their conceptualizations. Rarely has there been a period marked by such contradictory and multi-coded framings as the first post-Soviet decade: Viewed both as a time of troubles (”лихие 90-е”) as well as a time of absolute freedom, as a period of global disorientation and crisis as well as one of new hopes and opportunities, the post-Soviet 1990s form a perfect example of what Jury Lotman called a “взрыв” (“explosion”). While many studies have examined the political, social and economic transformations in the post-Soviet realm, little attention has been paid to the images that this crucial decade generated in the arts. This is all the more surprising given that literature, film, theatre, music and other artistic manifestations are likely to provide the most complex and multi- layered insights into this time and its diverse representations. In this conference, we want to investigate the 90s, on the one hand, as a time of wide-ranging artistic transformations and, on the other hand, as a topos created in (later) narratives and artistic imaginations.

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CFP: Meetings and Movements of Jewish People & Artifacts across Cold-War Boundaries

Deadline: January 14, 2022

The political discourses of the Cold War, and of the first decades of reflection following the regime changes in Central Europe in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, portrayed a world divided by ideology and bifurcated by militarized borders. We seek to explore areas and moments of contact between Jews and Jewish communities across Cold-War boundaries, with the goal of deepening our understanding of the Cold War as a global phenomenon, and of shared cultural patterns across its divides. We aim to include works which cover a broad geographical scope, including the USSR, but without centering experiences with that state. Proposals pertaining to southeastern and central Europe, as well as to capitalist regions beyond the USA are desired.

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CFP: Women Philosophers and Russia (Dickinson College)

Deadline: January 15, 2022

We invite submissions for the following international on-line conference, to be held August 29-31, 2022:

Women Philosophers and Russia

The barriers that women have faced in philosophy are no secret to specialists in the field. As Immanuel Kant said, “A woman who has a head full of Greek, like Mme Dacier, or carries on fundamental controversies about mechanics, like the Marquise de Chatelet, might as well have a beard” (Observations II, 230). In recent decades, scholars have begun to publish with increasing frequency on the philosophical work of Émilie du Châtelet, Christine de Pizan, Elisabeth of the Palatinate, and others—this, in spite of the almost complete absence of serious consideration of these thinkers in certain philosophical contexts. Up until the 20th century, in fact, it was nearly impossible for women to integrate themselves into philosophical life in any widespread sense. An example in this regard is Harriet Taylor Mill, who was unable to publish her own work independently, but who collaborated closely with her husband, a relationship that remains up for debate to this day. In John Stuart Mill’s own words on this kind of collaboration: “When two persons … arrive at their conclusions by processes pursued jointly, it is of little consequence … which of them holds the pen; the one who contributes least to the composition may contribute most to the thought; the writings which result are the joint product of both, and it must often be impossible to disentangle their respective parts, and affirm that this belongs to one and that to the other” (J. S. Mill, Autobiography, 251).

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Acad. Job: Mellon Fellowships in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities-Russian/East European/Post-Soviet Foci (Princeton Univ.)

Deadline: January 1, 2022

Princeton’s Mellon Fellowships in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities are actively seeking applicants with Russian/East European/Post-Soviet space foci.

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is seeking postdoctoral research associates or more senior applications and/or associate professional specialists or more senior professional specialists for the 2022-23 academic year.

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English Teaching Positions, Maymester, Intensive Russian Courses and Spring Break Study (American Home, Russia)

Deadline: Varies

On behalf of the American Home in Vladimir, Russia – which is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year – I would like to remind you about several program opportunities and deadlines.

1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2021 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by 10 American and 4 Russian teachers.

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