CFP: Narrative Story-Telling in Slavic Languages

Deadline: May 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS for the thematic block: Expressive Story-Telling (Narrative) in Slavic Languages at the XVII Congres of Slavists, Paris, 2023
The term “expressive narrative” (or “oral narrative”) generally refers to a variety of texts such as oral tales, funny stories, jokes, as well as narratives which are perceived (“felt”) as expressive (in Russian, Leskov’s skaz, Zoschenko’s novels, Evg.Popov’s prose)). Due to the lack of a commonly accepted definition, expressiveness in linguistics is often related to the notions of subjectivity and emotionality. In connection with these notions, it would be appropriate to ask questions dealing with how languages translate expressiveness into a written narrative that tends, however, towards a certain orality (“performed story” Wolfson 1982). In this thematic block, we will focus on linguistic resources (morphological, lexical, syntactic, enunciative, discursive, textual) that convey in themselves a particular expressiveness. The role of context in expressive reading and how relevant this type of text is for Slavic languages will be examined as well.

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CFP: Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

Deadline: May 19, 2021

Call for Proposals for Chapters and Case Studies: The due date is approaching  

Russian as a Foreign Language: Dynamic Teaching for Dynamic Times 

Do you teach Russian as a foreign, second, or heritage language? Do you employ fun and engaging strategies instead of or in addition to a textbook that have your students beg for more Russian? Please consider submitting a proposal for a chapter or a case study in the edited volume Russian as a Foreign Language: Dynamic Teaching for Dynamic Times. We would like to hear from various fields and backgrounds of Russian language instruction. Language of publication: English; 1,500 to 5,000 words + references and appendices. 

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Acad. Job: Senior Lecturer in Polish (Ohio State)

Deadline: May 24, 2021 but Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer beginning August 2021. We are seeking a dynamic and talented instructor of Polish language and culture who can contribute to and further develop the strength of the Polish program.

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Intern: Virtual Internships at Voice of America

Deadline: Open Until Filled, May and June Depending on Position


***VOA’s Internship Program will be virtual through January 2021, and is smaller than our usual program. Please send in your application to the appropriate team and a manager will follow up if they are able to accept virtual interns.​***

Are you motivated, hard-working, and enthusiastic? Think about becoming a VOA intern!

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian Lang/Lit (Dartmouth)

Deadline: May 31, 2021 but Open Until Filled

Lecturer in Russian Language and Literature 

Dartmouth College – Hanover, NH

The Department of Russian at Dartmouth College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professorship in Russian Language and Literature for the academic year 2021-2022, with the possibility of an additional year. This appointment’s start date will be July 1, 2021. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the date of the appointment and have native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English.

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CFP: Literature and State Repression (Costellazioni: Journal of Lang. and Lit)

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Costellazioni. Peer-reviewed Journal of Languages and Literatures. Volume 23 (Expected publication date: February 2024) 
Call for papers: Literature and State Repression in Russia, Central, and Eastern Europe 
Editor: Andrea Gullotta, Lecturer in Russian, University of Glasgow 

State repression has been a constant feature of the Soviet experience. Emerged in the revolutionary years, developed later, and perfected by Stalin, it remained in place, albeit less strict and deadly, until the perestroika. The same repressive system was utilized in the Warsaw Pact countries, which initially adopted the Stalinist model and then developed it in different forms, often generating repressive systems which were similar to the Soviet original, especially for what concerns the impact on individual lives and on privacy.  

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Internship: Summer Online Research Internship and Submissions Open for Student Journal (SRAS)

Internship Deadline: May 20, 2021
Journal Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021

The SRAS Summer Online Research Internship is a highly flexible program that builds student resumes with publishing experience! Students who complete the program also earn $200 towards a SRAS study abroad program OR $75 that can be spent on SRAS online courses. Writing topics are highly varied and tailored, in part, to student interests. The application deadline is May 20th. More information can be found at

Vestnik, the student journal started and supported by SRAS, is also currently accepting submissions. Student writing on any subject and time period related to Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucuses is accepted. Student writing involving primary source research is particularly encouraged. More information can be found at

Any questions on either of these opportunities may be addressed to Josh Wilson at, Assistant Director,, Editor in Chief of Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies

Learn Ukrainian, BCMS, Czech, and Russian Online with UT Extension (UT Enrollment Not Required)

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Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Fall 2021

SC 506 is the first of a two-semester online course designed to introduce you to the languages and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia (BCMS). This course prepares you for real-life situational discourse (appropriate for beginner-level students) in which you might find yourself when interacting with the target culture. 

Course assignments will allow you to work independently, but you can also expect to work with peers on various activities, such as project assignments, or video recording conversations in BCMS. We will have our class twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays), each time for an hour. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will work on your own. 

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CFP: Student Essay Prize Competition (Midwest Slavic Association)

Deadline: May 14, 2021

The Midwest Slavic Association is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition. The deadline is May 14, 2021. Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. See below for eligibility details and guidelines on submissions. The best undergraduate paper will win a one-year membership to the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered then for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the national level. This competition is made possible through the support of ASEEES.

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