Tag Archives: September 2018

Internship: Student Internship Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: September 28, 2018

Intern in Washington, D.C. or Abroad

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service.

Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you’re going to do with your life. You’ll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.

At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will, too. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment. Continue reading

CFP: Nabokov Seminar (ACLA)

Deadline for Submissions: September 20, 2018

The 2019 ACLA Conference will take place in Washington DC from March 7–10, 2019 and will be a seminar on the lectures of Vladimir Nabokov.

“The Center of This or That Masterpiece”: Nabokov’s Lectures

Vladimir Nabokov is a staple figure for comparatists interested in translation, self-translation, and polyglot authors—in short, a looming presence in discussions of world literature. But Nabokov himself, in his American years, was busy evaluating translations, reading practices, and the Western canon: assigning grades to various authors (Dostoevsky was a C-) and labeling Proust’s opus a “fairy tale.” This seminar seeks to approach Nabokov through the lectures he delivered to his students at Wellesley and Cornell, collected in Lectures on Literature, Lectures on Russian Literature, and Lectures on Don Quixote. Taking Nabokov-the-Critic as the starting point, attendants will see, first, whether coherent strategies and concerns emerge from his studies; second, whether Nabokov’s fiction resonates with his critical writings; and finally, what new insights he offers into the work of other writers. Mistaken or ingenious, Nabokov’s readings of other novels can—when taken together—offer a model of how expectations and standards can be handed down across time: first to a set of students, and then to readers at large. We welcome papers on any of the lectures—those that focus on literature, translation, or common sense—from scholars primarily interested in Nabokov, the authors he wrote so stridently about, or his pedagogy more generally. Ideally, contributions should think through, theoretically or practically, the ways that a critical piece of writing can become a primary text, a repository of cultural value, a type of adaptation, or a work of art.

Link: https://www.acla.org/center-or-masterpiece-nabokovs-lectures

Abstracts must be received by 9 am EST on Thursday, September 20, 2018. 

Study Abroad: Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: September 30, 2018

The Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics, a highly selective educational institution specializing in economics and finance,  would like to invite undergraduate and Master’s-level students to experience study abroad at one of Russia’s best universities.

HSE is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 223 programs for undergraduate students Master’s students. 28 Master’s programs and 6 undergraduate programs are currently offered entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 32,000 students each year.

Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The study programs offer a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences. Students from abroad can take classes in English from other HSE programs as well as study Russian as a Foreign language. The International Office at the Faculty of Economic Sciences is willing to work to satisfy any necessary requirements to make this possible. For more information, please review the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences International webpage.

More about international students’ experience at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences can be found at Moscow is a hidden gem;  Russia is a place to study and travel Continue reading

CFP: Central Slavic Conference (St. Louis, Missouri)

Deadline for Submissions: September 01, 2018

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 19-21, 2018.

Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies). Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC Vice-President Dr. Michele Leigh at CentralSlavic@outlook.com no later than September 1, 2018. Early proposals are encouraged. All proposals should include:

-Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;
-For individual paper presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
-For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
-For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information. Continue reading

CFP: The Power of the Powerless: A 1968 Retrospective Symposium (U. of Arizona)

Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS: A 1968 RETROSPECTIVE

An interdisciplinary symposium on the global events of 1968

Friday, November 2, 2018
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Keynote Speaker: David Danaher (University of Wisconsin-Madison), author of _Reading Vaclav Havel_ (University of Toronto Press, 2015).

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the global events of 1968 (such as literature, film, theatre, music, the visual arts, politics, history, sociology, etc.) are invited for the symposium. Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged.

Supported by the University of Arizona’s College of Humanities, Dept. of French & Italian, and Dept. of Russian & Slavic Studies, the symposium “The Power of the Powerless: A 1968 Retrospective” seeks to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines and perspectives on the 50th anniversary of the important global events of 1968. The one-day symposium is book-ended by keynote speakers and organized into three panels; each panel will be organized around a particular theme (i.e., “Roots,” “Media, Performance & the Arts,” “Legacies,” etc.) rather than by country, in order to better explore issues connected with 1968 that are common around the globe and across cultural lines. For those in the Tucson area, three free, hosted film screenings will be held in the days preceding and following the symposium.

To present a paper at the symposium, please submit a proposal by *September 15, 2018.*

A complete proposal consists of:
1. Author’s contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, and email).
2. Paper title
3. 250-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary)

Please send proposals by email to: Benjamin Jens, bcjens@email.arizona.edu

Please include “1968 Symposium” in the subject line of your email. All submissions will be acknowledged and considered. All applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than September 30.

Academic Job: Academic General Faculty (U. of Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: September 03, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applicants to fill a three-year, potentially renewable Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of December 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic folklore, film, cultures, and literatures, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by December 1, 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching, and experience in teaching large-enrollment courses.

Applications will be considered, beginning September 3, 2018; the position will remain open until filled.  Continue reading

Academic Job: Asst. Professor, Russian Foreign Relations (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2018

The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University seeks an assistant professor specializing in Russian foreign relations to begin August 1, 2019.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. Applications from all disciplines are welcome. The holder of the position will conduct research on the foreign relations of the Russian Federation, teach courses in the department, and be part of the university’s vibrant and distinguished Russian Studies community. The candidate’s research languages must include Russian.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of two research publications, relevant course syllabi, and teaching evaluations (if available) online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6121. Candidates must arrange for three letters of reference to be transmitted to the search committee to complete applications; directions will be included within the online application.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6121. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Ron Sela (rsela@indiana.edu; Indiana University, Bloomington; Global and International Studies Building, Room 2026; 355 N. Jordan Ave.; Bloomington, IN 47405-1105). Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Funding: Documenting Endangered Languages (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: September 17, 2018

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants as well as fellowships from six to twelve months.

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