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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CFP: Topics Relating to Folklore for ASEEES 2021 (Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Folklore Association)

Deadline: February 19, 2021; March 1, 2021

The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association [SEEFA], an ASEEES affiliate, is issuing an annual call for papers for the ASEEES convention to be held in New Orleans, 18-21 November 2021. The theme of the conference is “Diversity, Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity” (https://www.aseees.org/convention/2021-aseees-convention-theme). 

Participation in our panels does not require SEEFA membership. We welcome participation not only from folklorists, but also from specialists representing all fields of study, including literature, anthropology, and history. 

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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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American English Program Teaching Positions / Intensive Russian Language Program (American Home, Russia)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2021 (NEW WEBSITE: http://www.ah33.ru/teach-english/)

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 a group of American and Russian teachers.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: monthly stipend, room and board, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons with faculty trained to teach Russian as a foreign language, thorough teacher orientation and ongoing teaching support from 2 full-time teacher trainers, textbooks customized specifically for our program, a pleasant and well-equipped teaching environment, full Russian visa application support, complete on-site administrative support from an excellent Russian staff, and much more.

TEACHER OBLIGATIONS: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on an aspect of American culture, airfare to and from Moscow, visa fee, TESOL certification.

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Conference: 7th International Conference on Language Documentation (online, University of Hawai’i)

Event Date: March 4-7, 2021

Registration is now open for the 7th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation: Recognizing Relationships, to be held virtually March 4-7, 2021. We look forward to seeing you there.

Information about pricing, payment, and deadlines for registration can be found at: http://ling.lll.hawaii.edu/sites/icldc/registration/ 

To get in the ICLDC spirit, check out our Redbubble store to see our ICLDC 7 merchandise at https://www.redbubble.com/people/ICLDC!

Summer Intensive Language Programs (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline (funding): March 1, 2021

Now accepting applications to SLI’s 2021 summer intensive language programs! 

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2021. At this time, we are planning to hold 2021 programming on-campus in Pittsburgh, but we are also excited to accommodate prospective students who elect to participate online, synchronously.   

Arabic (Beginning and Intermediate) 

Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Bulgarian (Beginning) 

Czech (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

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SLI Summer 2021 Intensive Language Programs (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2021. At this time, we are planning to hold 2021 programming on-campus in Pittsburgh, but we are also excited to accommodate prospective students who elect to participate online, synchronously.   

Arabic (Beginning and Intermediate) 

Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Bulgarian (Beginning) 

Czech (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

Hungarian (Beginning) 

Polish (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Russian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Slovak (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

Turkish (Beginning) 

Ukrainian (Beginning) 

For specific on program offerings, dates, and links to our applications, visit: www.sli.pitt.edu 

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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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