CFP: Dostoevsky Graduate Research Panel

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Are you a graduate/post-graduate student working in English on some aspect of Dostoevsky studies? Are you interested in the opportunity to present your work on a Zoom panel in front of an international audience of Dostoevsky scholars, as part of a series of events to mark the bicentenary of Dostoevsky’s birth? We invite abstracts of 300 words on any subject related to Dostoevsky studies for 20 minute long presentations to be delivered live on Zoom on Thurs October 28 2021. The panel is sponsored by the North American Dostoevsky Society and will be co-hosted by the University of Toronto and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

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Acad. Job: Russian Flagship Program Coordinator (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Working with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Russian Flagship’s leadership team, and with local and national partners, coordinate the Russian Flagship Program, a U.S. Department of Defense-funded program to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to reach a professional level of competence (a Superior level proficiency) in Russian by graduation. Work both independently and with a team to promote an inclusive program for a diverse population of students.

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Seminar: Russia in Europe/Europe in Russia: Cross-Cultural Connections in a Recentered Art World

Event Date: September 23, 2021

Sponsored by the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA)

Thursday 23 September at 9:00 Los Angeles, 12:00 New York, 17:00 London, 18:00 Moscow

Registration required by 22 September:

In the eighteenth century, Russia emerged as a truly European power. Yet despite the presence of Russians in Europe and Europeans in Russia, the vast Russian Empire continued to be perceived as a quasi-oriental land. As a result, those artists and works of art that moved from West to East were – and sometimes still are – all too often seen as vanishing into a distant realm. This panel will highlight current research on the Russian art world and its engagement with Western Europe in the eighteenth century. Short presentations will examine the importance of the French tradition to St. Petersburg’s Imperial Academy of Arts, Russian artists’ travel to the Netherlands and Paris, Russian patronage of Venetian art, connections between Russian and British art as reflected in portraits by Rokotov and Gainsborough, and Russian collecting of classical antiquities.

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Conference: Dostoevsky at 200 Roundtable

Event Date: September 22, 2021

Dostoevsky at 200 is a forthcoming roundtable discussion which will kick off an international series of online events based in North America celebrating the bicentenary of Dostoevsky’s birth, co-hosted and co-sponsored by the North American Dostoevsky Society as well as several different universities in Canada, the US, and the UK, including our own department.

The first event will be the roundtable discussion, Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity, to be held on Wed, Sept 22, 2021. It is free, open to the public with registration required.

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Prof. Dev: Introduction to National Bibliographies Series (Univ. of Illinois)

Event Dates: Sept. 22, Oct. 14, and Oct. 28, 2021

The Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois welcomes students, faculty, librarians, researchers, and others to register to participate in the multisession effort to discover or rediscover national bibliographies.

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Acad. Job: Assistant Professor, Early Modern, Modern Asian History (Bellarmine University)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review‘s Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report‘s 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes‘ list of America’s best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is “welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone.” Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine’s 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference.

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Acad. Job: Harriman Chair — Assistant Professor – 20th-Century Russian and Soviet History (Columbia University)

September 15, 2021

The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in the field of twentieth-century Russian and Soviet History. We are particularly interested in someone who is willing to push the boundaries of the Soviet field, whether by focusing on geographical regions (e.g. Central Asia, diaspora), broader chronologies (e.g. fin de siècle, WWI), or new methodological approaches (e.g. environmental history). The appointment is in the History Department, and will also involve close collaboration with the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Innovative scholarship and outstanding leadership in the field are key to the position; the person will work extensively with PhD students in a growing program, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Russian history while also contributing to the general curriculum of the department and the Core curriculum of the College.

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CFP: Queer Transnationalities: Notes for a History of LGBTQ+ Rights in the Post-Soviet Space

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Editors: Elena Dundovich (University of Pisa) and Simone A. Bellezza (University of Naples Federico II).

The last few years have witnessed an expansion and diversification of approaches in the study of LGBTQ+ topics in Eastern Europe: after the approval of the Russian “gay propaganda” law in 2013, a new generation of scholars made constant efforts to understand what had determined such different evolutionary paths in the question of the rights of LGBTQ+ communities and individuals within the context of the former Soviet countries. In 2020 three collected-essays volumes have tried to bring together and systematize the new interpretative paths that had emerged in the fields of literary research (Zavr-Sosič 2020), sociology and political science (Buyantueva-Shevtsova 2020), and ethnography and anthropology (Channel-Justice 2020). These studies provided a deeper understanding of the (self-)perceptions of queerness in the area and the strategies implemented to address the issue of sexual and gender minorities in public discourse and politics.

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