CFP: Pamiętnik Teatralny [Theatrical Memoir]- Ends, Urban Culture

Deadline: March 10, 2021; June 5, 2021

Pamiętnik Teatralny [Theatrical Memoir], is an academic quarterly devoted to the history and historiography of theatre and drama. The journal prides itself on its almost 70-years tradition being published continuously since 1952 by the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2020 onward, submissions in English are welcomed. Submissions are invited for two calls for papers.

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Graduate and Undergraduate Essay Contest on Dostoevsky-Related Topics

Deadline: June 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that the Readers’ Advisory Board of the North American Dostoevsky Society is running another student essay contest! This year, we are looking for outstanding undergraduate- and graduate-student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. Nominate your best students… or nominate yourself! See the two separate CFPs below for more details. Good luck!

Note: because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the competition to encompass 2019-21. Please note the updated submission date of June 1, 2021 (submissions are welcome on a rolling basis).

Undergraduate CFP

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites IDS/NADS members in good standing to nominate outstanding student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. (If you are not a member of IDS or NADS, you can join at Students are welcome to nominate their own work, in which case IDS/NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay. The winner of the undergraduate contest will receive free membership in NADS for one year and a Dostoevsky-themed swag.

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Russian Study Abroad Programs (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Deadline: June 23, December 1, 2021

“Learn Russian in the European Union” is accepting applications for 2021/2022 academic year and 2021 Fall semester study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University, Latvia.

The following customized programs are available to Russian majors and students who are not majoring in Russian, but study the language:
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM (math, physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental studies) with theory and laboratory practice in Russian/English.

Citizens of the USA and Canada do not need a visa to study in Latvia.

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CFP/Conference: Socialist Culture Recycled (Eastern Europe: from Disillusions to Nostalgia and Beyond) (St. Petersburg)

Deadline: January 20, 2021

June 25–27, 2021, St. Petersburg, The Institute of Russian Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House)

Moved from June 2020, due to COVID-19.

The popularity of Soviet ‘retro-culture’ in post-Soviet society is a passionately debated topic in current studies addressing the situation in Russia of the 1990s – 2010s. But equally impressive is the fact that a comparable fascination with the socialist past is observed even in those European countries that had the socialist order imposed upon them immediately before or after World War II.

In the specialist literature, which grows ever larger, such admiration is typically interpreted in terms of revanchism, trauma or nostalgia. We believe, however, that these well-established approaches are not able to exhaust the problem. Indeed, their very familiarity can produce predictable outcomes.

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