Acad. Job: Polish Lang. Lecturer (UCLA)

Deadline: May 19, 2021

Polish Language Lecturer
Job #JPF06367

The Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach one three-quarter sequence of Polish for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, which begins July 1, 2021. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of Polish language, as well as a familiarity with contemporary instructional technologies. Fluency in Polish and English is required, as well knowledge of Polish culture. The ideal candidate must also hold at minimum a M.A. degree in a related field. Applicants should apply online via UCLA Academic Recruit. This position requires submission of a CV, and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who may be contacted for a letter of recommendation.

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Conference: Comedy in Dostoevsky

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Beyond Carnival: Funny Dostoevsky, May 14-15 2021

Join Dartmouth for a virtual conference to celebrate Fyodor Dostoevsky’s bicentennial and comedic genius. Find out which is Dostoevsky’s funniest novel according to our panelists (you will be amazed!) An international gathering of Dostoevsky scholars and researchers will present on various aspects of Dostoevsky’s comic vision including: parody as a means of mockery but also restoration, physical and slapstick comedy, funny women, explosive and offensive humor, and more!

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CFP: Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize

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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Conference: Russian Film Symposium

Russian Film Symposium

On three upcoming sets of Friday/Saturdays—30 April-1 May; then 7-8 May; then 14-15 May—between the hours of 11.00-1.30, the University of Pittsburgh Russian Film Symposium offers three platforms: New Documentary, New Horror, and New Animation

Seventeen films (2015-2020) will be screened, with introductions and commentary by leading film scholars.  Advanced registration is required at to acquire free tickets.  For more information, see

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Job: Director of Research ( Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies)

Deadline: May 17, 2021; Open Until Filled

The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) invites applications for the position of Director of Research. We seek an academic professional to assist HLS in promoting research with cross-disciplinary perspectives and innovative conceptual and/or methodological approaches. The Director is a new academic position with advancement potential in the School. The salary is competitive. The Director will be appointed in the faculty rank of academic specialist. This is a twelve‐month appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. Applications received by May 17, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Job: Postdoc Fellowship (American Council of Learned Societies)

Deadline: May 6, 2021

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the third competition of the Leading Edge Fellowship program, which demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society. Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations committed to promoting social justice in their communities. Fellows lead substantive projects that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. This initiative is made possible through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $60,000 plus health insurance and professional development funding
  • Tenure: 12 months beginning in September 2021
  • Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system ( Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: May 6, 2021, 9pm EDT

For more information visit the ACLS website

Call for Submissions: Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

Deadline: May 19, 2021

Call for Proposals for Chapters and Case Studies
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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AATSEEL 2022: Call for Streams and Call for Papers

Deadline for Stream Proposals: May 15, 2021
Deadline for Panels/Papers/Roundtables: July 1, 2021

The AATSEEL national meeting is a forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2022 conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy, second language acquisition, literatures, and cultures relevant to the organization’s regions of focus. The next annual AATSEEL conference will be held in person at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 17-20, 2022, and the Call for Papers and Call for Streams are currently open and accepting submissions. 

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CFP: Italian, Russian, Soviet and Post-Socialist Cinemas and Media

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies CALL FOR PAPERS

Past and Present Intersections among Italian, Russian, Soviet and Post-Scialist Cinemas and Media

The purpose of this themed issue of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (JICMS) is to explore the encounter between artistic geographies and academic geometries delineated by the role that Italian cinema plays and has played in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and various post-Soviet states (like the Central Asia countries, the Baltic states, the Caucasus, etc.) and East Germany, during and after the Soviet period, as well as in cooperation opportunities between the film industries of these countries.

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CFP: The Making of the 1990s: The Genesis of Post-Soviet Society through Its Material Culture

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Conference languages: French, English and Russian

CfP in French and Russian on the Cercec site

This interdisciplinary colloquium explores the social dynamics of the 1990s through the period’s changing material culture. Everyday “stuff” was transformed by the disappearance of the Soviet system, the irruption of the market, and the opening to the world. The aim is to investigate the long disintegration of the Soviet system by looking at how populations which are caught in a state of uncertainty react with material inventiveness in order to adapt.

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