December 06, 2013

NEW CREES ANNOUNCEMENT BLOG

We have moved the CREES announcement blog to a new site at
http://umichcreesannouncements.blogspot.com/. Please check there for the latest postings about REES-focused calls for papers, job and funding postings, events, and other news.

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November 21, 2013

CFP: International Conference: Multilingual Situations and Policies towards Multilingualism in Europe

Deadline: April 1, 2014


International Conference

Multilingual Situations and Policies towards Multilingualism in Europe

Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, November 20-21, 2014

Organising Committee: DorothéeCailleux (Literature, German), Sergei Sakhno (Linguistics, Russian) and Jean-Robert Raviot (Political Science, Russian), Centre de recherches pluridisciplinaires et multilingues (CRPM, EA 4418)

This conference will focus on various multilingual situations in political, administrative and judicial institutions, both national and international, in Europe taken in the broad sense of the term (the current Member States of the Council of Europe), as well as in large organisations (NGOs, schools and universities, research institutes, etc.).Papers will examine, from a comparative perspective, the policies towards multilingualism that have been adopted, from the 19th century to the current day.

The conference’s originality lies in the fact that it will bring together both professionals (translators, interpreters, those with responsibility for determining linguistic policy and applying it, etc.)and academics from a variety of disciplines (including linguistics, law, history, political science, sociology, and anthropology). Speakers will both review the situation concerning multilingualism in Europe, and analyse the different strategies adopted either to take advantage of its benefits, or to meet the challenges it poses.

Multilingualism has been promoted via a very diverse range of policies in the different European states and in a range of international organisations, both public and private, governmental and non-governmental, commercial and humanitarian.

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Call for Book Manuscripts: ''Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics & Society''

Call for Book Manuscripts - "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics & Society" (SPPS)
http://www.ibidemverlag.de/Series/Soviet-and-Post-Soviet-Politics-and-Society/
https://www.facebook.com/events/464149413704186/

The trilingual scholarly "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" (SPPS) was launched in 2004 by Andreas Umland, and is published by ibidem Press. SPPS publishes new research on understudied aspects of the history of the former Soviet bloc and on the post-Soviet transitions. With more than 120 titles available in English, German, and Russian, SPPS is now a comprehensive resource and established publication series, on the recent past and current affairs of the post-Soviet states.

The series provides an outlet for empirical research on a broad variety of themes within the field of communist and post-communist studies. Among them are those issues that sometimes remain under the radar of mainstream publishing on the region including, among many other topics, political radicalism, higher education, religious life, local history, bilateral relations, cultural innovation, minority protection, ethnic tensions, etc. Many important determinants and aspects of the transformation of the former Warsaw Pact states have not yet been systematically analyzed. SPPS aims to create a space for this to happen.

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CFP: Watersheds: Poetics and Politics of the Danube River

Deadline: March 1, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Watersheds: Poetics and Politics of the Danube River

Marijeta Bozovic and Matthew Miller, editors

The collected volume Watersheds: Poetics and Politics of the Danube River brings together scholars from diverse disciplinary approaches and across regional fields of study. The Danube, Europe’s second largest river, directly connects ten countries; its watershed covers four more. Yet the river, like much of the region it traverses, has attracted surprisingly little scholarly attention, and what exists too often privileges single disciplinary or national perspectives. We instead see the river as both boundary and border, fluidly connecting multiple nations, and cultural and economic spaces, through legal and illegal flow. It intersects civilizations and nature, physical and imaginary spaces and invites an array of critical approaches.

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CFA: New funding for PhD students in Russian & East European Languages and Cultures at Cambridge University

Deadlines: January 10 and March 3, 2014 (see details for each deadline)


The Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge University is pleased to announce its partnership in a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture. Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and coordinated by the Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), the new CDT will provide studentships for selected candidates who have been offered places on PhD courses in Russian, Slavonic and East European languages and culture at one of the four universities in the CDT consortium: UCL, Cambridge, Manchester and Oxford. For details on eligibility and application information, please consult the CDT homepage:

http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/students/cdt/

The new studentships are open only to applicants who are 'ordinarily resident' in the United Kingdom or European Union. Overseas students from outside the EU who wish to pursue doctoral study at Cambridge may apply for funding from the Gates Cambridge Trust. Information on the Gates Cambridge scholarships is available here:

http://www.gatescambridge.org/

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CFA: Cambridge University Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) in Pre-Modern East Slavic Culture

Deadline: December 17, 2013


The Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a full-time, permanent University Lecturer in Pre-Modern East Slavic Culture, from 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will normally have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong record of research and publication (or clear evidence of potential publication) in any area of Pre-Modern East Slavic culture, and a particular focus on and interest in Ukraine.

The successful candidate will be expected to take primary responsibility for Departmental undergraduate teaching in Pre-Modern East Slavic cultures across a broad chronological range, to contribute to the teaching of the Ukrainian and/or the Russian language, and to supervise postgraduate students at masters and doctoral level. The language of instruction is English. The successful candidate will also be expected to play an active role in supporting and developing the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme of academic and cultural activities, and to undertake departmental and faculty administrative duties as required.

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CFP: International conference: Transferring the Soviet New Man: Eastern and Central European Perspectives

​Deadline: December 20, 2103

CALL FOR PAPERS

Transferring the Soviet New Man: Eastern and Central European Perspectives
An international conference at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (13-14 June, 2014)

http://new-man-eceu.blogspot.com/2013/10/call-for-papers-central-to-soviet.html


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CFP: Romantic Subversions of Soviet Enlightenment: Questioning Socialism's Reason

Deadline: January 20, 2014

Princeton Conjunction – 2014

An Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

ROMANTIC SUBVERSIONS OF SOVIET ENLIGHTENMENT:

QUESTIONING SOCIALISM’S REASON

May 9-10, 2014

Princeton University

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CFA: Adjunct instructor of Russian, University of Denver (Spring 2014)

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Adjunct Instructor of Russian, Spring 2014
Department of Languages and Literatures
Salary: $3000 per course
Work Schedule: Varies, appointment is for spring quarter 2014
Department Introduction:
The Department of Languages and Literatures offers the following undergraduate programs: majors and minors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish; minors in Classics, Japanese, and Chinese; beginning levels of study in Hebrew and Arabic. Study of Greek is also available on an individual basis.
Job Summary:
The Russian Program in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver seeks to hire a skillful and dedicated instructor to teach one Elementary Russian Language course (Russ 1003) in the spring of 2014. Russ 1003 is the last course in the three-quarter sequence, continuing from Russ 1001 (fall) and Russ 1002 (winter). Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching Russian language in the North American university setting. Flexibility and ability to work well with other instructors teaching additional sections of the course are essential.
Required Qualifications:

MA or ABD in Russian or closely related field (e.g. Comparative Literature with clear Russian emphasis)
Experience Teaching Russian language at college or university level, with proven, professionally attested excellence and effectiveness.
Native or native-equivalent command of both Russian and English.

Preferred Qualifications:
· PhD in Russian or closely related field (e.g. Comparative Literature with clear Russian emphasis).
· Experience teaching Elementary Russian at college or university level in a North American setting, with proven, professionally attested excellence and effectiveness.
· Flexibility and ability to work well with other instructors teaching other sections of the course.
· Native or native-equivalent command of both Russian and English.
· Extended residence or extensive travel to Russia or other countries where the Russian language is widely used.

Special instructions to applicants: Please complete the online application at https://dujobs.silkroad.com/. Please submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation and evidence of excellent teaching at the college level. Only complete applications will be considered. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2013.

Applicant Contact: Colleen Lucero, Assistant to the Chair, colleen.lucero@du.edu
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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CFA: Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) Summer Institute

Deadline: March 31, 2014.

Aloha! The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the National Resource Center East Asia (NRCEA) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa are pleased to announce our…

LANGUAGE FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 7-11, 2014
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Language for specific purposes (LSP) courses and programs focus on developing learner communicative competence in a particular professional or academic field (e.g., Korean for Business or Japanese for Health Care Providers).

This institute provides training and experience in developing LSP courses for your home institution. Topics include doing needs analysis, setting goals and objectives, developing materials, teaching, and assessing and evaluating LSP courses.

Language faculty and staff members at postsecondary institutions are eligible to apply. Preference is given to applicants who teach less commonly taught languages and/or teach at the community college level. Partial travel funding is available.

For more information, visit our website: https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/lsp-summer-institute/home

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Courses: From the Mariinsky to Manhattan: George Balanchine and the Transformation of American Dance

MW 2:30-4:00: Professor Beth Genné
RC Humanities 444/ Dance 564 Winter 2014

This seminar examines the life and works of Russian-American dancer/choreographer George Balanchine.

Balanchine ranked with Picasso and Stravinsky as one of the titans of twentieth century arts. Balanchine’s

fusion of so-called “fine” and “popular” art helped transform the landscape of American arts during the

first part of the twentieth century by altering and adapting the Russian tradition of dance to the culture

of his adopted home in the U.S. resulting in a reinvigoration of dance in the American Musical Theatre

and the creation of a distinctively American ballet. This seminar examines the interaction and fusion

of “high” and “low”, “Russian” and “American” forms, during one of the most fascinating periods of

American history when new immigrants to America combined old world and new world forms to create

new “American” styles.


Born in Tsarist Russia, Balanchine survived the 1917 Revolution to make a career in America (1933-

83). He absorbed influences from the Russian Imperial ballet, but participated in the artistic ferment

surrounding the Russian revolution and, exiled to Paris, the modernist innovations of Diaghilev’s Russian

Ballet working with, among others, Picasso, Matisse, Prokofiev and his life long friend and compatriot,

Igor Stravinsky. Falling in love with America, he settled in New York City where he founded New York

City Ballet and created a stunning series of innovative dances for a new kind of American classical dancer

(including the first native American ballerina, Maria Tallchief and the African American dancer, Arthur

Mitchell.) But Balanchine was also a vital part of American popular culture, working in the Broadway

musical theater and Hollywood films. His work with jazz dancers Josephine Baker and The Nicholas

Brothers and composers George and Ira Gershwin and Rodgers and Hart influenced their development and

his own. We will examine not just Balanchine’s works but those he influenced: Jerome Robbins, Gene

Kelly, Fred Astaire, Twyla Tharp and others.

You do not have to have a dance background to do well in this course.

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November 19, 2013

CFP: Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES) Conference, Philadelphia

Deadline: December 15, 2013


Submit a proposal for an individual paper or a complete panel for the 35th annual meeting of the
Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES) Conference, a regional conference of ASEEES.

The Conference will be hosted by West Chester University of Pennsylvania and held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education facility located in the Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market Street, Philadelphia. (Visit http://www.pmucenter.org/directions.asp for directions.)

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CFA: Jobs - Higher School of Economics, Moscow: Director of International Relations

Deadline: November 26, 2013


Top Managerial Jobs at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow:
Director of International Relations

The Higher School of Economics is the university that leads the reform in Russian higher education. The HSE Director of International Relations leads the Department of International Relations (DIR, Дирекция по международным связям) which is at the core of the HSE internationalization strategy and activities. The Department consists of the HSE Office of International Cooperation (information and analysis unit, organizational unit), the HSE Office of International Mobility (mobility support unit, study abroad unit, visas and registration unit), regional cooperation centers (e.g. French center) and the center for degree recognition.

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CFA: AHRC Doctoral Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture

Deadline: March 3, 2014

Postgraduate Funding Opportunity: AHRC Doctoral Research Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture

Application deadline: 3rd March 2014
Further details: http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/students/cdt

The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) invites applications for postgraduate research studentships (PhD/D.Phil.) available through its new AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture.

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Funding: Global Europe Program - Research Grants

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Global Europe Program - Research Grants

East European Studies (EES) offers residential research scholar grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology.

This is a residential program requiring visiting scholars to remain in the Washington, DC area and to forego other academic and professional obligations for the duration of the grant.

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Fellowship: Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship for a Bulgarian Scholar

Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship for a Bulgarian Scholar


Abstract:
The Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowship will enable a junior scholar to spend six months at the IWM in Vienna to pursue her or his research project while working in residence at the Institute. The Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellow will be a member of the international and multidisciplinary scholarly community at the IWM and is invited to present her or his project at the Institute.

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November 18, 2013

CFA: NYU Jordan Center Short-Term Fellowships (New York)

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Funding Announcement

The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia is pleased to announce a new Short-Term Fellowship Program that will launch in the 2014-2015 academic year. Short-Term Fellowships are designed to facilitate research in local collections, expose visitors to the intellectual life of the Russian field at NYU and in the greater New York community, and acquaint faculty and graduate students at NYU with the most recent world-wide trends in the study of Russia.

The fellowship program is geared toward scholars who have earned their doctoral degrees or equivalents. Fellowships can be awarded for use during any period of the year, lasting up to a maximum of one month. Candidates should supply a one-page written description of their current research and demonstrate their need to conduct research and open professional contacts in the New York area; a CV; a list of at least three referees; and up to three preferred time-periods for a proposed visit. Stipends of up $5,000 may be used for travel, housing, or daily expenses. Awardees will be expected to participate in the activities of the Jordan Center and to present their work to colleagues and graduate students. Awardees will be given an NYU affiliation, shared office space, and access to NYU libraries. The Jordan Center does not secure housing.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

For more information, please contact jordan.russia.center@nyu.edu.

Our mailing address is:
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at NYU
19 University Place, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

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CFA: Full-Time Employment Opportunity for Russian Translators

The positions (as there are multiple) are for full-time Russian<>English translators for one of MasterWord Services' oil and gas industry clients here in Houston, Texas. This is a project-based position (though historically, we've had a long-term relationship with this client). Again, it is a full-time position with benefits and a weekly 40 hours guaranteed with the possibility of overtime. Also, relocation expenses may be negotiated. Eligible candidates MUST currently reside in and be eligible to work within the United States.

I can be contacted directly at vdelmar@masterword.com or at 281-589-0810 for more details.

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CFP: Submissions for a special Slavic & East European issue of The International Poetry Review

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The International Poetry Review is accepting submissions for its winter 2013 issue: a special issue on translations of contemporary (post-1950) Slavic and East European poetry, to appear spring 2014, guest-edited by Kathleen MacFie and Sarah Krive. Contemporary translation is the Review’s primary focus, appearing in bilingual format, along with a limited section, in every issue, of poetry originally written in English. We look for translations from the work of contemporary poets, without adhering rigidly to any one school of translation theory. We do request that the translator be responsible for securing translation and publication rights as necessary.

For this special issue, only work received by March 15, 2014 will be considered for publication. We prefer submissions of 3-5 poems, but individual poem submissions are acceptable. Please provide the original Slavic-language text as well as the translation. We require fonts compatible with Microsoft Word for the Macintosh. Translations should not have appeared anywhere else, including self-published chapbooks or on Internet sites. Individuals will be informed of decisions to publish on a rolling basis through March.

We prefer to receive submissions via email, preferably as Word attachments, which should be sent to both guest editors: kathleen_macfie@uncg.edu, sakrive@uncg.edu.

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CFA: The Finnish Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Russian Studies: Graduate Research Opportunity Worldwide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched an international research opportunity within its Graduate Research Fellowship Program GROW (Graduate Research Opportunity Worldwide). The programme encourages NSF Graduate Research Fellows to spend a research visit of 3-­12 months in Finland with the goal of enabling researchers to establish international contacts at an early stage of their careers.

The Finnish Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Russian Studies at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research unit with a focus on modernisation in Russia. The CoE would be eager to act as a host to a talented graduate student working on Russia or other Eurasian country. We would be happy to work with researchers on a variety of topics that fit the research plan of the CoE (including economic diversification, domestic and foreign policy, welfare, democratisation, law, administration, the media, and culture.) See more on the CoE: http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/crm.

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CFA: Assistant Professor in Philology at Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Deadline: January 13, 2104

The Higher School of Economics invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor, or higher, in the Faculty of Philology in Moscow, Russia.

We welcome candidates in all subfields and notably in languages and literatures, linguistics and computational linguistics.

The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities (http://hse.ru/en, http://philology.hse.ru/en/)

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Internship and Other Opportunities at The International

I am contacting you on behalf of The International, a news website that features articles from a variety of sources on issues of public interest:http://www.theinternational.org.

We are currently looking for reporters at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. We provide our interns with all the training on how to write for the online environment while maintaining high journalistic standards, a skill that proves invaluable for anyone who may want to break into journalism or write a blog in the future.

A little about us: We are a small, but dedicated team that works toward furthering global understanding of issues through focused investigative journalism. Our team has always been quite young, with most of us in our twenties, but we have established very high standards for ourselves. Our goal is not to shape what people think, but to carefully nourish a more perspicacious approach towards consuming the news. We are an independent company.

If you want to dig deeper into what The International is and offers, you can take a look at our editorial policy here:http://www.theinternational.org/EP.

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November 14, 2013

Fellowship: Alfa Fellowship Program

Deadline:December 1, 2013

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year. The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

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Fellowship: American Research Center in Sofia

Deadline:January 15, 2014

The American Research Center in Sofia (http://www.arcsofia.org/) is pleased to announce its second competition for a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars in the U.S. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last ten years (2004-2013) and should be U.S. citizens or non-citizens with at least three years of residence in the U.S.

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CFP: THE SEDUCTIONS OF PROGRESS: CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO CHANGE IN EAST EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA

Deadline:December 6, 11:59 PM EST

GRADUATE CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
11th Annual Conference of the Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia, University of Pittsburgh
“THE SEDUCTIONS OF PROGRESS: CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO CHANGE IN EAST EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA”
February 21-23, 2014 University of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Małgorzata Fidelis Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Job: Senior Research Scientist in Kyrgyz Republic

Deadline: Dec 13, 2013

Position: Senior Research Scientist
Department: Mountain Societies Research Institute
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Reporting line: Director, MSRI
Deadline: 13/12/2013

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Study/Intern/Vaolunteer in Siberia, Russia

Educational Centre "Cosmopolitan" is pleased to offer study/intern/volunteer abroad opportunities at the Summer and Winter Language Camps, and throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Summer Camp will be held in three consecutive two-week sessions during the summer of 2014 in the beautiful countryside just outside Novosibirsk and in the picturesque Altai mountains area. The Winter Camp will be held in January 2014 and January 2015 in a warm and comfortable facility in the delightful countryside just outside of Novosibirsk, the administrative capital of Siberia and the center of Russia.

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November 12, 2013

Call for Film Review: Slovo Review

Deadline: December 2, 2013

SLOVO CALL FOR FILM REVIEWS Volume 26.1 (Spring 2014)

In the next volume of Slovo we are looking forward to design and implement the Film Reviews section.

If you love writing about cinema, submit your film reviews and help us shape the challenging Film Reviews section that will provide a fresh view on tendencies within contemporary Central and East European cinema.

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CFA: The Warburg Institute Short-term Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History (for scholars in the early stages of their careers)

Deadline: November 29, 2013

SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
All enquiries regarding Fellowships should be made to the Institute Manager (catherine.charlton@sas.ac.uk)

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Announcement: Russian Sensory History Network Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of The Cambridge Russian Sensory History Network ( CRUSH). We are a network of European and UK scholars working at the intersection of the history of material and visual culture, and history of science. Our research is informed by the ‘sensory history’ movement that has become a rich area of scholarship in other fields, but that not yet developed fully in studies of Russia and Eastern Europe. We aim to create a sensory history of Soviet Russia, suggesting that this ‘sensory history’ is a crucial counterpart to the recent, and very productive, ‘emotional turn’ in scholarship on Russian and Slavic history and culture.

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CFA (Funding Opportunity): ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Grant in the Republic of Armenia

Deadline: January 17, 2014

Funding Opportunity: ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Grant in
the Republic of Armenia 2013-14

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CFA (Job): Two-year Position in Russian at Barnard College

Deadline: December 9, 2013

The Slavic Department of Barnard College invites applications for a Lecturer in Discipline in Russian language beginning July 1, 2014. This is a full-time two-year term appointment. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester in Russian language/culture. Minimum qualifications are a Master's Degree or equivalent in Russian or a related field. Native or near native proficiency in Russian and English. Other criteria include, but are not limited to, experience in using instructional technology, expertise and interest in language pedagogy, dedication to teaching. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, and list of three references. It is the candidate's responsibility to request letters of recommendation and have them submitted. Optional materials include a statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample or publication of no more than twenty-five pages. All materials should be submitted to Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Chair, Slavic Department, 226 Milbank, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Material may be submitted by email to slavsearch@barnard.edu. Only applications received by December 9, 2013 will be guaranteed consideration.

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CFP: Paradise Found, or Paradise Lost? Nostalgia, Culture and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe (May 29-30, 2014, Paris)

Deadline: January 31, 2014​

Call for Papers

Paradise Found, or Paradise Lost? Nostalgia, Culture and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe”

May 29-30, 2014

https://afrabricuru.u-paris10.fr/?p=200

24th Conference of the British-­‐French Association for the Study of Russian Culture /
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

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CFA (Job): Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies at Columbia University

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

István Deák Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies at Columbia University

Columbia University invites applications for the István Deák Visiting Professorship in East Central European Studies for one semester (Fall or Spring) in the academic year 2014-2015. The professorship, commemorating Professor Deák's legacy of excellence in research and teaching, is open to senior scholars with active interest and accomplishments in East and Central European studies.

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Job: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Wealth and Social Power (the European University in Saint-Petersburg)

Deadline:
December 31, 2013


The Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University in Saint-Petersburg opens a position of the UBS Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Wealth and Social Power.

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CFP: "Russia, in Theory," a graduate conference at UPenn, March 7, 2014

Deadline: January 14, 2014

Russia, in Theory
A graduate conference presented by
The Program in Comparative Literature and Theory, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Slavics Without Borders, a Graduate Student Colloquium
Friday, March 7, 2014
University of Pennsylvania
Keynote Speaker: Boris Groys (NYU, SHG Karlsruhe, EGS)

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CREES Alumna Co-authors a New Book

CREES Alumna Co-authors a New Book

Leslie Levine Adler (REES BA '77) and Meryll Levine Page announce the publication of their new nonfiction book, Jewish Luck: A True Story of Friendship, Deception and Risky Business, The story traces the lives of two Jewish women from the moment they first met on the street in 1976 through the present time and engages the reader in the struggles that two intelligent, headstrong graduates of the Institute of Finance and [Marxist-Leninist] Economics faced with the vicissitudes of the country's politics. Adler first met one of the women as a University of Michigan student on a summer program to Leningrad. The book is based on interviews with the women, their family, friends, and co-workers, as well as extensive research. For more information, visit www.morejewishluck.com.

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School on Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) Guide for Working in Russia

Working as a student and getting a job as a graduate

What are you going to do with that degree? We've designed this page to help you answer that question. Working abroad can be a great way to meet locals and to experience day-to-day culture. It can also extend your stay, if you desire. It helps, but is not always necessary, to speak Russian. While getting there and finding a job may prove to be challenging, Russia's relatively healthy economic growth and still-developing market can offer opportunities that a more difficult US job market cannot.

http://www.sras.org/student_employment_russia

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CFA: Fellowships in in Russian Jewish studies for graduate students and faculty (Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry)

Deadline: December 15, 2013


Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry

http://www.brandeis.edu/bgi/research-grants/index.html

Building the future leadership of the Jewish community among Russian speakers rests on developing a broad knowledge base. Brandeis is in an exceptionally strong position to construct and disseminate this base of knowledge, building on its tradition of excellence in Jewish studies, the study of Eastern Europe, and research into contemporary Jewish life.

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CFA: Alfa Fellowship Program

Deadline: December 1, 2103

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year. The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

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CFP: Ulbandus. Auditory in Slavic Literatures

Deadline: February 17, 2014

Hearing Texts: The Auditory in Slavic Literatures


ULBANDUS, the Slavic Review of Columbia University, is now requesting submissions for its next issue, which will follow last year’s successful issue on the visual (Ulbandus XV) with a focus on the auditory in Slavic literatures. We welcome papers that together will reveal the current state of scholarship on intersections between the auditory and the literary in the field of Slavic studies.

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CFA: Adjunct Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies, U of Arizona

Deadline: Not provided

Adjunct Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian, University of Arizona

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Adjunct Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor (non tenure-track) in Russian literature and culture for the Spring 2014 semester beginning on January 6, 2014.

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CFP: 7th Annual OASIES Graduate Student Conference, Columbia University

Deadline:
January 15, 2014

*CFP: 7th Annual OASIES Graduate Student Conference


The *Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian
Societies *at Columbia University, New York University, and Princeton
University is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Graduate Student
Conference, to be held:

Saturday, March 29, 2014
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Columbia University

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November 07, 2013

CFA: Instructor of Russian

Deadline: November 18, 2013

Arizona State University seeks an instructor of advanced Russian to teach small groups in an intensive setting in the Washington, DC, area. Candidates must have a master's degree or higher in second-language acquisition, linguistics, or a closely related field; possess native or near-native proficiency in Russian; be a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the United States; and have documented experience teaching Russian to adults. Preference will go to candidates who have taught in intensive language programs and to candidates with experience teaching Russian above the intermediate level. Successful candidates will teach full time from mid-January until early March, 2014. This is an ongoing opportunity. Successful instructors may be invited back to teach subsequent sessions.

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Graduate School: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Deadline: 9:00 a.m. January 20, 2014 (Moscow time)

We invite talented undergraduate students majoring in the sciences with a passion for entrepreneurship and an interest in Russia to apply for graduate programs in energy, information science, and biomedicine in the 2014-2015 academic year at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology a new type of graduate university that MIT helps to establish in Russia.

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November 05, 2013

Study Abroad: New Blog for Minority Students in the Former Soviet Union

The Association for Students and Teachers of Color in Slavic Studies and SRAS have been working on a project that will hopefully help meet a need some of you have discussed on this listserv: providing resources for minority students/students of color thinking about studying abroad.

Rather than provide generalized advice for everyone, this blog gives individuals a chance to discuss their (positive and negative) experiences and offer their own suggestions for student travelers. Since this issue is so personal, and since folks can have vastly different experiences depending on a variety of circumstances, including location, we thought this would be a good starting point for those interested in learning what their trip abroad might be like.

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CFP: 6th Biennial AWSS Conference: Women, Gender, and Revolution in Slavic Studies (Thursday, April 10, 2014)

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Call for Papers
6th Biennial AWSS Conference: Women, Gender, and Revolution in Slavic Studies
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Proposal Deadline: December 15

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CFA: Study Abroad Opportunity for Teachers of Russian

Deadline: December 1, 2013

APPLY FOR A STUDY-ABROAD OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS OF RUSSIAN

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: DECEMBER 1, 2013

Russian Teachers for the 21st Century: Maximizing Teaching Effectiveness by Immersing into Language, Culture and Standard-Based Teaching

The main goal of our project is to provide intensive professional development to current and emerging U.S. teachers of Russian Language from multiple institutions across the country at the K-12 and college level. The corresponding objectives are: (1) to improve their language proficiency as well as their expertise with standard-based teaching and testing used in the U.S. and Russia, and (2) to immerse them into contemporary Russian life.

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CFA: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Cultural Fellowships in Russia

The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg and B. Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 12 till May 25, 2014 for American and European professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. Airfare (economy class) and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.

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Announcement: Ruslan 1 Cartoons for beginners Russian

This is to let teachers of beginners Russian know about a new cartoon series which I think is quite unique. An animator in Kaliningrad has taken my Ruslan 1 dialogues, texts and songs and has created high quality animations from them. There has been a lot of interest in UK schools and colleges. "Just like the Simpsons" was the best comment. There is information at www.ruslan.co.uk/ruslancartoons.htm with a link to lesson 1 on YouTube. Lessons 1-5 will be published mid November on DVD for learners and on USB with a networking licence for schools and colleges. The DVD will be PAL in the first instance, playable in the US on PCs and multisystem players.
www.ruslan.co.uk

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CFA: Global Europe Research Grant Competition, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Deadline: December 1, 2013


Global Europe Research Grant Competition, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Call for Applications


Deadline: The deadline for receipt of Research Scholar applications and supporting materials is December 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified approximately two months later.

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CFP: Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics ( Indiana University, May 16 & 17, 2014)

Deadline:January 3, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

This spring, the C
enter for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the first ever
Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics (ConCALL) at
Indiana University during the weekend of
May 16 & 17, 2014.

We are now accepting submissions for 20-minute paper presentations (with 10 minute post-presentation questions and discussion) on topics related to Central Asian languages and linguistics within the conference theme: “Building a Bond: Strengthening the Central Asian Language Education Community.”

SUBMISSION can include, but are not limited to:

• linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics)

• acquisition (first and second language acquisition)
• pedagogy

• education

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CFP: Conference of Turkey's Regional and Global Impact, University of Kansas

Deadline:December 1, 2013

The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at University of Kansas will host its annual security conference on the topic: Turkey's Regional and Global Impact.

We invite 200-word proposals for papers in the Social Sciences and Humanities that address the conference theme.

Please send papers to crees@ku.edu, subject line: “Turkey Conference.”

Cfp Deadline:
December 1, 2013.

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October 31, 2013

Scholarship: Polish History Museum

Deadline: December 16, 2013

The Warsaw-based Polish History Museum is pleased to announce its scholarship program

The Scholarship Fund endowed by the Polish History Museum supports academic research on the history of Poland as well as activities propagating Polish history abroad.

The scholarship is addressed to foreigners who study or wish to study Polish history.


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CFP: Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics

Deadline:January 3, 2014


CALL FOR PAPERS

This spring, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the first ever Conference of Central Asian Language and Linguistics (ConCALL) at Indiana University during the weekend of May 16 & 17, 2014.

We are now accepting submissions for 20-minute paper presentations (with 10 minute post-presentation questions and discussion) on topics related to Central Asian languages and linguistics within the conference theme: “Building a Bond: Strengthening the Central Asian Language Education Community.”

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October 29, 2013

CFA Residential Fellowship: "Capital and Commodities" theme in 2014-15

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin announces its 2014-15 theme, "Capital and Commodities."

For the Institute’s 2014–15 program, we invite proposals for research into the history of capital and commodities. The co-development of financial and ecological crises, the global proliferation of mass consumerism, and ongoing social and military conflicts over access to natural resources suggest the critical importance of historicizing the study of capital and commodities. Indeed, over the last several decades, historians have compiled an impressive body of work on the history of commodities and their production, circulation, uses, and cultural significance.

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CFP: Twelfth Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars: Consuming Objects: Negotiating Relationships With the Material World

Deadline: December 2, 2013

Call for Proposals—2014 Emerging Scholars Symposium

Consuming Objects: Negotiating Relationships With the Material World

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware invites submissions for papers to be given at the Twelfth Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars.

Focus: "Consuming" is a multivalent word, fraught with provocative denotations and connotations. Whether we buy them, sell them, use them, or eat them, we all consume objects through a variety of channels. We seek papers that highlight the intersection between people and their things within this broad framework of consumption. This conference will consider how material culture can act as an extension of ourselves, provide repositories for memory, help stabilize identity, interrupt our sense of scale and space, give permanence to relationships, function as a semiotic marker, and enable human activities. Papers may also address how objects mediate human sensory experience and create aesthetic meaning. We encourage papers that reflect upon and promote an interdisciplinary discussion on the state of material culture studies today.

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CFP - Verbal Prefixes and Particles

​Deadline: November 20, 2013​

Theme session - Call for Papers

At the 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea
​​11-14 September 2014 Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
http://sle2014.eu/
www.dsglynn.univ-paris8.fr/prefixes.html

***Verbal Prefixes and Particles. Empirical research in grammatical aspect and lexical semantics***

The prefixes (preverbs, coverbs etc.) and particles (adpositions, intransitive prepositions etc.) associated with verbal constructions, such as those in the Slavic and Germanic languages, represent one of the most complex fields of linguistics. At once central to the aspectual system and verbal semantics, understanding their interdependent role in both the grammar and the lexicon is crucial to language description.

This theme session seeks to bring together empirical linguists working in the field of verbal prefixes and particles in Slavic and Germanic languages. The theme session is open to any theoretical orientation but will focus on empirical research.

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CFA: Three-year lecturer position in Russian and German at Bates College

Deadline: December 2, 2013

The Department of German and Russian Studies at Bates College invites applications for a three-year lectureship in Russian and German, beginning August 1, 2014.

Teaching load consists of three courses per year, including courses in both Russian and German language and culture. Candidates should have near-native abilities in Russian and German, experience teaching language and culture courses, and a minimum of a Masters degree. Candidates who are ABD or have earned a PhD are encouraged to apply. Bates College and the Department of German and Russian Studies are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area

Review of applications begins December 2 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit all requested materials electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at academicservices@bates.edu. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample syllabus. Also arrange to have three letters of recommendation, which address your experience in teaching both Russian and German, in PDF format to the same address. The search committee may request additional materials after the initial review of candidates.

Please include your last name and R2075 in the subject line of the submission.

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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CFA: Postgraduate funding in Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Nottingham

Deadline: January 9, 2014

AHRC funding for UK/EU arts and humanities research students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

The University of Nottingham School of Cultures Languages and Area Studies is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

• Russian, Slavonic & Eastern European Language & Culture

(Including Soviet and post-Soviet cultural studies, Russian and Soviet cinema, 19th and 20th-century Russian literature, Russian theatre, Russian émigré culture, literary and cultural theory, early Russian and Byzantine history and culture, modern and contemporary Serbian and Croatian cultural studies, Serbian and Croatian literature and cinema, Slovene culture.)

• Film and Television Studies

• Cultural Studies and Critical Theory

• American and Canadian Studies

• Comparative Literature

• French Language & Culture

• German Language & Culture

• Iberian & Latin American Language & Culture

• Translation Studies

The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 9 January 2014, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have provided two references to a university within the DTP. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit www.midlands3cities.ac.uk or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk.

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CFA: Tenure-Track Position, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona

Deadline: December 10, 2013

TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR

University of Arizona, College of Humanities, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its triple-track Russian major and contribution to the University's general education mission; maintaining the excellence of its MA program - the only graduate program in Russian in an eight state radius; and engaging in the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.

Position Description: The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2014. The candidate should be a Russianist with a specialization in language pedagogy or applied linguistics (second language acquisition).
The candidate will contribute to the department's mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives; expanding and supporting community and business partnerships; and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.

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CFA: Funded Fellowships at the Davis Center, Harvard University

Deadline: January 7, 2014

Fellowships at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
“Mapping Cultural Space: Sites, Systems, and Practices across Eurasia”
Deadline: January 7, 2014
More information: http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/research/individual-research/fellows-program

Q&A session with convening faculty at ASEEES Convention

Saturday, November 23, 12 p.m., Columbus I in the Marriott Copley Place

Online info sessions (register by writing to dcpdoc@fas.harvard.edu):
Wednesday, October 30, 3 p.m. EDT
Friday, December 1, 2 p.m. EST
Thursday, December 19, 2 p.m. EST

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CFP: Tolstoy Conference, August 2014

Deadline: February 1, 2014

On August 11-15, 2014, the State Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana will host the IX International Academic Conference Tolstoy and World Literature. We invite applications for papers on Tolstoy’s work and art in the context of Russian and world literature, history, philosophy, and religion. Traditionally the Conference is organized with reference to Tolstoy’s personal library with books and periodicals in 39 foreign languages. The proceedings of the Conference will be published.
Accommodation, meals, cultural program and transportation from Moscow to Yasnaya Polyana and back are covered by the organizers.

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CFP "Constructing a Collective European Imaginary"

Deadline: November 30, 2013

CFP: Constructing a Collective European Imaginary (from the 1940s through the Present)

This conference is the final academic event in a series of scientific gatherings initiated by the Paris-based cultural association Lubliniana and devoted to the construction of a collective European imaginary, from the late Middle Ages through the 21st century. While the previous editions of the project (Paris 2009, Lublin 2010, Gotha 2011) dealt extensively with cultural and artistic exchanges and interactions between the Roman, German, and Slavic parts of Europe throughout the early modern and the modern period (with particular attention to France, Germany, and Poland), the concluding symposium will shift focus to contemporary Europe and will look into the ways in which the continent currently acts—or fails to act—as a transnational site of cultural identification and imagination. Co-organized by the Lubliniana association, KU Leuven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Université de Liège, the conference will take place in Leuven, Belgium, September 25-27, 2014.

Click http://www2.arts.kuleuven.be/info/icope for the full version of the call for papers.

Submissions (in English or French) should be 600 words plus a working bibliography and short bio, submitted to the conference organizers (icope@arts.kuleuven.be) by
November 30, 2013. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in December 2013. Further details will be made available on the conference website .

Funding is pending approval, but the organizers will do their best to offer support for travel and accommodation costs.

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CFA: American Research Institute of the South Caucasus Graduate Fellowship 2013-14

Deadline: December 20, 2013

Call for Applications: ARISC Graduate Fellowship

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, and/or Azerbaijan). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. The purpose of the
fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. During his/her stay in the South Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship.

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CFA: Three PhD positions, Siberian Studies Centre, MPI for Social Anthropology

Deadline: November 30, 2013

http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/vacancies/

The SIBERIAN STUDIES CENTRE plans to recruit THREE PHD CANDIDATES

to commence their work at the Max Planck Institute for Social
Anthropology on (or shortly after) 15 March 2014.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

We expect PhD students to complete twelve months of fieldwork in the
Russian Federation as part of their studies.

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Job: Assist. Prof. History, HSE Moscow/St. Petersburg 18.12.13

Deadline: December 18, 2013

The Higher School of Economics invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor, or higher, in the Faculties of History at both its Moscow and St. Petersburg campuses.

We welcome candidates in all sub-fields and notably in economic history and 18-20th century world history, post-colonial theory and historiography, history of international relations, diplomacy and public diplomacy, social and technological history, global, comparative, and transnational history.

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Fellowships & Funding CFA: American Councils announces a one-time competition for Summer 2014 Title VIII Grants

Deadline: January 1, 2014

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce a special, one-time competition for Summer 2014 Title VIII Grants for research and language study in Eurasia and Southeast Europe.


Applications are now available for Summer 2014 Title VIII Grants for research and advanced language training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.


The application deadline is
January 1, 2014.

Please note that applicants must conduct research and/or language training in the field for a minimum of three consecutive months. All grant activity must be completed no later than August 31, 2014. U.S. citizenship is required to receive Title VIII funding.


Fellowships will be offered in two categories:

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October 28, 2013

Call for Applications: ARISC Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: December 20, 2013


Call for Applications: ARISC Graduate Fellowship

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, and/or Azerbaijan). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. During his/her stay in the South Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by Friday, December 20, 2013, to info "at" arisc.org. Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted. All information must be received by Friday, December 20, 2013, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship, as well as in any presentations of the research results.

Please see www.arisc.org > Opportunities > ARISC Grants and Fellowships for the full description of the fellowship as well as the application form.

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CFA: East European Studies Summer Research Scholarships

DEADLINE: March 1, 2014


East European Studies Summer Research Scholarships

Eligibility: The grant is available to graduate students (MA or higher) and scholars who are U.S. citizens. Summer Research Scholars will be given access to a workspace and computer facilities in the Wilson Center library. Grants are for 2 months during the summer and include residency at the Wilson Center.

Project Scope: EES offers summer research scholarships to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.

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CFA: Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

Deadline: January 14, 2014

Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These 100 fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from Kathryn Davis, to address today's critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.

The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools

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CFA: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

DEADLINE: January 15, 2014

Application Process for the 2014-2016 Fellowships

The Mellon Fellowship is for scholarship across boundaries
Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between the humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines.

Terms of Appointment
The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences has four departments participating in this search: Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music and Theater Arts. Applicants must designate one of the four academic units in which they would like to be located. Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2014. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2015 and one per semester the following year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. Salary will be $61,500 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

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Fellowships & Funding: AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The American Research Center in Sofia (www.arcsofia.org) is pleased to announce our 2nd competition for a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars in the USA, who have received their PhD within the last ten years (2004-2013) and are US citizens or non-citizens with at least three years of residence in the US.

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October 24, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: STATE VS INDIVIDUAL MORALITY IN POST-SOCIALISM

Deadline: 10 February 2014

About STSS (www.tlu.ee/stss)

STSS is fast-growing open-access interdisciplinary journal for the study of transition societies. Created in 2009, it has been indexed by SCOPUS in 2012 and we are currently in Q3 (3rd quartile), ranking 320 out of 552 journals included in sociology and political science. Given that we are an independent journal created only four years ago we believe this is already a good result and we are confident we can improve our ranking quickly in the next few years. Please check our articles if you want to be convinced of our potential. Our primary focus is post-socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the former USSR, although we are open to contributions focusing on any other world region.

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Call for Papers: "And after Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia! New Histories & New Approaches"

Deadline: November 30, 2013

Call for Papers: "And after Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia! New Histories & New Approaches"

Please send all submissions to Marina Antić: antic@pitt.edu

The last twenty years of scholarship on former Yugoslavia and its
successor states have undergone significant shifts, not least of which
has been the introduction of new theoretical positions and paradigms
(Bakić-Hayden and Hayden, Wolff, Todorova). However, the vast majority
of this new scholarship has struggled to escape the resurgence of
nationalist quasi-historical narratives or the transformation(s) of the
Cold War totalitarian historical paradigm into postsocialist
“transitology.” The latter has served as the ideological correlate of
neo-liberal reforms in Eastern Europe, providing interpretive frames
(justifications) for the rise of the free market economy, electoral
democracy, and the construction of “civil societies,” the three
hallmarks of postsocialism. In this context, transitology has primarily
focused on EU accession as the final conceptual and political frontier
of these now liberalizing societies. In reality, the transition itself
has been not into Europe proper but into a periphery of global capital
(Shields). Moreover, in the wake of the global financial crisis, the
Arab Spring and the radical “left turn” of Latin America, the
“transitology” discourse has increasingly appeared vacuous, fetishized,
a totem of a global order fundamentally premised on what David Harvey
has called “accumulation through dispossession.”

From history to art, economy to literature, political science to
anthropology, scholars have been preoccupied with explaining the violent
end of Yugoslavia and its aftermath via the nationalist and totalitarian
models (Glenny, Kaplan, Malcolm, Alcock, Meier, Wachtel, Bieber, and
others); they have struggled to explain Yugonostalgia and the Yugoslav
legacy that seems not to vane in the region (Todorova and Gille, Djokić,
Wachtel); and many have continued to treat the Yugoslav past as an
aberration and the post-Yugoslav reality as the “natural” state of
affairs. Despite challenges to the “Orientalist” or “Balkanist”
discourse of the region and despite attempts to situate the rise of
nationalism into global realities and socio-economic developments
(Woodward, Gowan, Petras and Vieux), Yugoslav history and the
post-Yugoslav reality have been codified within the old confines of Cold
War history-cum-transitology and nationalist historiography.

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CFP: International Conference: "Soviet Film Studios at War, 1939-1949"

Deadline: December 15, 2013

International
C
onference "Soviet Film Studios at War, 1939-1949"
12-13 June 2014, Eisenstein Library, Moscow

Call for Papers

The organizers are pleased to announce the International Conference on "Soviet Film
Studios at War, 1939-1949" which will take place in Moscow between June 12th and 13th
2014.

The project

There is a consensus among historians that if is difficult to write about WWI and
WWII without touching upon the war of images. However, Soviet history remains marginal in
research on this aspect of the visual turn. It is necessary to renew the traditional vision of the
propaganda art and go beyond the films representing Stalin and great historic events and explore
the full spectrum of the production. Feature films, cartoons, educational pictures, newsreels
and documentaries can be studied not only in themselves but also in terms of the public
they addressed and their role in the mobilization for the war effort. Even though the cinema
occupied a central place in Soviet propaganda, films must be compared to the news coverage,
press photography, posters, literature and theater. A total history of the cinema should embrace
issues which scholars usually study separately such as the institutions (the organization
of new control agencies, the reorganization of the production far behind the frontline), the industry
(technologies and economic problems), aesthetics and the social context (life in the
evacuation).

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Job: Tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (at Harvard)

Deadline: December 2, 2013

TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR

Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Position Description: The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Russian literature and culture. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester, and will be expected to share in the administrative and advising duties of faculty in the Department as well as to participate broadly in the academic culture of the university. Expertise in poetry and the ability to teach poetry are preferred, but in other respects the fields of expertise required for the position are open. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AATSEEL conference in Chicago in January 2014.

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October 22, 2013

PILPG Update: Call for Applications - Constitutional Development Manager for a South Sudan Project

Overview
PILPG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates as a global pro bono law firm providing free assistance to governments, sub-state entities, and civil society groups in transitioning states. PILPG provides legal counsel to pro bono clients during peace negotiations, advises on the creation and operation of transitional justice mechanisms, provides expertise during the drafting of post-conflict constitutions, and advises on ways to strengthen the rule of law and effective institutions. In East Africa, PILPG has previously maintained offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Somaliland, South Sudan, and Uganda.

PILPG has extensive experience in South Sudan, and will be working with Democracy International and its consortium partners to implement the five-year USAID-funded Inclusive Political Processes in South Sudan project (IPPSS). The IPPSS is focused on supporting South Sudan’s ongoing constitutional development process and current electoral cycle culminating in the 2015 elections.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Near Eastern Studies

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Near Eastern Studies Princeton University)

Sponsor:
Princeton University
Department of Near Eastern Studies

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Fellowship Funding: Armenia COS Funding

Senior Fellowships
Deadline: January 7, 2014

Three Armenia funding opportunities

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October 17, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Silk Road Studies

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Silk Road Studies

Applications are invited for a one-year, non-teaching postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University beginning Fall 2014. The postdoctoral fellow will play an active role in the year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar titled “Critical ‘Silk Road’ Studies,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and organized by Georgetown faculty members James Millward (Department of History, School of Foreign Service) and Michelle C. Wang (Department of Art and Art History). Applicants whose scholarly work addresses any of the geographical regions covered by the Silk Road, from ancient to contemporary, and represents any discipline in the humanities or social sciences are encouraged to apply. The fellow will be expected to attend all sessions of the Sawyer Seminar and to be an active participant in the Sawyer Seminar and University community. Additionally, the fellow is expected to pursue an active research agenda by making use of the resources of Georgetown University and the greater Washington, DC area.

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Fellowships & Funding: 2014 Summer Language Study and Study Abroad with Arizona State University

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is pleased to announce its summer 2014 summer offerings in the U.S. and abroad.

CLI provides tuition-free, accredited summer courses and study-abroad programs for selected less commonly taught languages of Eurasia and the Middle East.

Support is available to graduate and undergraduate students through the Melikian Scholars program and for ROTC students through Project GO.

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CFP (Journal): Polylinguism

Deadline: April 30, 2014

To the present day, Bachtin’s concept of heteroglossia constitutes a formative approach for com­prehending a fundamental polylinguism of literary language. With Bachtin, research engages in a gesture to contradict "unitary language" and "the forces that serve to unify and centralize the verbal-ideological world". Not least, heteroglossia proves to be a productive element of a literary theory critical of language that acquired a more positive attitude, following the notion of litera­ture as a “happy Babel” (Barthes), which increasingly emerges in the course of the post-war era.

Literature is polylingual, but how? The upcoming issue of Variations, a comparative literary jour­nal that is as such polylingual, is devoted to this question of literature’s linguistic dimensions of plurality, heterogeneity and polyvalence.

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October 11, 2013

CFA/JOB: Assistant Professor in Russian Literature and Culture (Princeton U)

Deadline: December 1, 2013

https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=198860

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Russian literature and culture to begin September 1, 2014. We are looking for an imaginative and energetic scholar with broad interests and the ability to teach a variety of courses. Candidates for the position must have native or near-native command of both Russian and English. Field of specialization is open.

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University of Illinois Graduate Program in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Application Deadline: January 1, 2014

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications to our graduate program from students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic literatures and cultures. Qualified students beginning their graduate career at Illinois may be guaranteed as many as five years of financial support, including fellowships, teaching assistantships, summer support, research and graduate assistantships. We also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or in related fields) elsewhere.

The Russian classics continue to play a vital role in our program, which is oriented toward students with interests in 18th- through 21st-century Russian literature and culture. But our Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures also emphasizes cultural studies approaches and other interdisciplinary work, and we offer a wide range of coursework and opportunities for individual concentrations, including: the languages, literatures and cultures of Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Bulgaria, as well as Yiddish. In addition to literary studies, our students work on theater; cinema and visual culture; translation theory, history and practice; critical theory; gender studies; cultural history and the arts. Interdisciplinary study is facilitated by our close ties with other campus units, in particular, the federally funded Russian, East European and Eurasian Center; the Program in Comparative & World Literature; the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory; the Department of Gender & Women's Studies; the College of Media; and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society. Students may earn formal graduate minors or certificates from such units, or they may create their own minors to satisfy Ph.D. requirements.

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CFP And After Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia! New Histories, New Approaches

​Deadline: November 30, 2013

Call for Papers: "And after Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia! New Histories & New Approaches"

The last twenty years of scholarship on former Yugoslavia and its successor states have undergone significant shifts, not least of which has been the introduction of new theoretical positions and paradigms (Bakić-Hayden and Hayden, Wolff, Todorova). However, the vast majority of this new scholarship has struggled to escape the resurgence of nationalist quasi-historical narratives or the transformation(s) of the Cold War totalitarian historical paradigm into postsocialist “transitology.” The latter has served as the ideological correlate of neo-liberal reforms in Eastern Europe, providing interpretive frames (justifications) for the rise of the free market economy, electoral democracy, and the construction of “civil societies,” the three hallmarks of postsocialism. In this context, transitology has primarily focused on EU accession as the final conceptual and political frontier of these now liberalizing societies. In reality, the transition itself has been not into Europe proper but into a periphery of global capital (Shields). Moreover, in the wake of the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring and the radical “left turn” of Latin America, the “transitology” discourse has increasingly appeared vacuous, fetishized, a totem of a global order fundamentally premised on what David Harvey has called “accumulation through dispossession.”

From history to art, economy to literature, political science to anthropology, scholars have been preoccupied with explaining the violent end of Yugoslavia and its aftermath via the nationalist and totalitarian models (Glenny, Kaplan, Malcolm, Alcock, Meier, Wachtel, Bieber, and others); they have struggled to explain Yugonostalgia and the Yugoslav legacy that seems not to vane in the region (Todorova and Gille, Djokić, Wachtel); and many have continued to treat the Yugoslav past as an aberration and the post-Yugoslav reality as the “natural” state of affairs. Despite challenges to the “Orientalist” or “Balkanist” discourse of the region and despite attempts to situate the rise of nationalism into global realities and socio-economic developments (Woodward, Gowan, Petras and Vieux), Yugoslav history and the post-Yugoslav reality have been codified within the old confines of Cold War history-cum-transitology and nationalist historiography.

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Announcement: New book series at Academic Studies Press

Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce the following new book series:

“Liber Primus”

“Liber Primus” is a new series at Academic Studies Press designed for authors early in their careers, in many cases assistant professors coming up for tenure. A primary goal of the series is to create an outlet for outstanding academic books in our field at a time when university presses, forced to focus on “bottom lines” and trim their lists accordingly, are increasingly unlikely, regardless of the project, to take on proposals from untested, younger, less published scholars in our field. The series does not promote any specific scholarly-critical methodology, nor does it limit itself to any period, genre, or author grouping in Russian/Slavic literature/culture. Primary criteria will be quality of the research, conceptual robustness, clarity of thought, and elegance of style. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. The vetting process will be rigorous and “blind,” with readers normally including a specialist with appropriate expertise and a member of the editorial board. It is the editor’s and editorial board’s hope that the seriousness of the review process and the attractiveness and attention to detail accompanying the finished product will give the books in this series the sort of “imprimatur” that deans and tenure committees will take into account as they shape the future of the discipline and the profession.

Anyone interested in submitting a book proposal should contact Sharona Vedol at ASP: (sharona.vedol@academicstudiespress.com).

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CFA: 2014-2015 Postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy (Princeton)

Deadline: November 18, 2013

Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy

The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.

Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School conducts research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support their work. They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the School’s undergraduate or graduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty.

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CFP: Siberian Historical Stu dies, Special Issue on "Conceptualizing GULAG"

Deadline: December 1, 2013

International journal "Siberian Historical Studies", Tomsk State University
(Russia)

Conceptualising GULAG: Visible and Invisible Spaces of Continuity and
Contemporary Practices of Remembrance

Totalitarian states of twentieth century produced the sites of mass
violence and such exemplary places of modern biopolitics as concentration camps. In the aftermath these sites continue to serve as tangible reminders of atrocities and provide important evidence for public recognition and remembrance of victims' suffering (Arendt 1979, Langer 1991, Levy 1988, Friedlander 1992). Recent memory studies have demonstrated how remembrance of mass violence across regions and cultures took various shapes ranging
from politics of victimisation and heroism to collective silence and
selective amnesia (Antze and Lambek 1996; Carsten 2007; Lambek 2002, 2006; Argenti and Schramm 2010). Given that in Russia memory about GULAG remains at the margins of public and official discourse and as a social fact has not yet received elaborate scholarly interpretation, the special issue seeks to address this underexplored area by examining the issue of continuity of unresolved GULAG past in the present and the ways it manifests and unfolds through spontaneous or unofficial forms of remembrance, symbolic imageries, localised interaction with abandoned and
re-appropriated spaces and territories of former GULAG camps. We welcome contributions in the disciplines of social and cultural anthropology, sociology and history that engage broadly with the legacy of GULAG and its contemporary social dimensions, i.e. continuity of social practices, visible and invisible aspects of GULAG legacy as well as voiced and silenced memories, local experiences of remembrance and forgetting.

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CFP on Tolstoy's "War and Peace"

Deadline: "by December"

I am pleased to report that Grey House is supporting our field by publishing a collection on War and Peace as part of their Critical Insights series early next year. Furthermore, there is room in the volume for two or three more new essays on Tolstoy’s novel. These need to be brief: roughly 5000 words, including notes and works cited. First drafts will be due by December. A modest honorarium will be paid by the publisher.

Prospective contributors should contact me off-list at brett-cooke@tamu.edu.

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CFA: Assistant Professor of Russian , University of Kentucky

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Job Posting at the University of Kentucky

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as an
Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Kentucky to begin August 2014. The successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2014. We seek candidates who can teach all levels of Russian language, courses in 20th/21st-century Russian literature, culture, and film, as well as participate in the implementation of an innovative new Russian Studies major. Active participation in the academic life of the Department is also expected. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Qualifications include a PhD in Slavic Studies with a focus on 20th/21st-century Russian literary, film, or cultural studies, knowledge of current language pedagogy, successful experience in teaching Russian, a robust research program, and native or near-native fluency in English and Russian. We offer a competitive salary and health benefits package. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, a teaching portfolio, writing samples, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/23092. Deadline for receipt of applications is 1 December 2013. Applications will be acknowledged. Review of applications will begin December 15 with preliminary interviews conducted via Skype in early January 2014. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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October 10, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA 2014-15

Deadline: January 20, 2014

AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA 2014-15 PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

ELIGIBILITY

Graduate students of any citizenship enrolled at North American academic institutions, or academic institutions accredited in North America, engaged in research in the humanities and/or social sciences with a focus on Bulgaria or the Balkan Peninsula (antiquity through modern day).

THE PROGRAM

The fellowships are of 9-month (September to May) or 3-month (September to November, February to April) duration. In addition to independent research, fellows will participate in the academic program of ARCS, which includes a lecture series, seminars, and excursions designed to provide a broad thematic vision of Bulgarian and Balkan history and culture from prehistory to the present.

THE FELLOWSHIPS

Fellows receive a $600 monthly stipend, housing in Sofia, language instruction, travel expenses within the academic program, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria. The fellowship may be combined with additional funding; however, ARCS must be notified, and the terms of the ARCS Fellowship will be subject to negotiation. We strongly encourage you to inquire in about possibilities for funding from your home institution and to indicate this in your application.

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October 08, 2013

CFA: Boren Awards

Deadline for Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students): January 15, 2014 (U-M internal deadline)
Deadline for Boren Fellowships (for graduate students): January 28, 2014

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships
(for undergraduate students)and Fellowships(for graduate students)
are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

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October 04, 2013

CFA: NEH Summer Institute: “America’s East Central Europeans: Migration & Memory”

Deadline: March 4, 2014

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College & University Teachers: “America’s East Central Europeans: Migration & Memory”
Columbia University, East Central European Center June 8-29, 2014

This NEH Summer Institute looks at 20th century Baltic, Western Slavic, South Slavic, Hungarian, as well as Jewish immigration to the United States from East Central Europe. Twenty-five NEH Summer Scholars will come together on the campus of Columbia University with some fifty master teachers and community representatives to address three core questions: First, what are some of the methodological and conceptual issues we should consider in the study of the East Central European emigrations? Second, how can we define the particular characteristics, motivations, and experiences of these immigrants? Finally, can we create a narrative synthesis of the “East Central European Experience” in America that could be integrated into broader courses on politics and immigration, sociology, and ethnic studies?

College teachers, independent scholars, museum curators, librarians and advanced graduate students are encouraged to apply for this competitive program. The application deadline is March 4, 2014, and successful applicants are notified March 31. Application information is available at NEHsummerinst.Columbia.edu or contact Co- Director Robert Davis (rhd2106@Columbia.edu) 212 854-4701,

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CFA: One-year Faculty Fellow in Russian/Soviet history, 2013-4 (Colby College)

Deadline: November 22, 2103

The History Department at Colby College invites applications for a one-year faculty fellow in Russian/Soviet history, beginning September 1, 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at the start of the appointment. Teaching load is four courses for the year, including the two-semester Russian/Soviet history sequence (HI 227/228) and two other courses chosen in consultation with the department chair. Please submit electronically, in a single PDF, a letter of application, C.V., one-page statements of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available, to facfellowruss-sovi­ethistory@colby.edu. Three letters of recommendation are also required, and should be emailed to the above address. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Elizabeth D. Leonard (chair, Department of History) at edleonar@colby.edu. Applicants wishing to be con­sidered for preliminary interviews at the American His­torical Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in January 2014 must submit their applications by November 22, 2013. Finalists will be brought to campus in February/March. Colby is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We en­courage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gen­der, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry, na­tional origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby website: www.colby.edu.

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Fellowships & Funding: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Endowment offers approximately 10 one-year
fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals
who have graduated during the past academic year to work as research
assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.

Junior Fellows provide research assistance to
scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment’s programs. Junior Fellows
have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal
articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level
officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize
briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government
officials. The sponsor's programs areas are: Democracy; Nuclear
Policy; Energy and Climate; Middle East Studies — Native or
near-native Arabic language skills essential; South Asian Studies —
Strong background in international relations, strategy and military
issues, comparative politics, and/or international political economy
is essential. Quantitative data manipulation skills essential (fluency
in R, SPSS, or Stata a plus). Note: Foreign language skills not
required; China Studies (Asia Program) — Mandarin Chinese reading
skills a huge plus; Japan Studies (Asia Program) — Japanese language
skills required; Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program) — Background
in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative
techniques a plus; Economics (Asia Program) — Mandarin Chinese reading
skills a huge plus; and Russian and Eurasian Studies — Excellent
Russian language skills required.

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CFA: Faculty Research in International Business Award Competition 2014

Deadline: November 25, 2014

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)/ Global Initiatives announces its faculty research awards for 2014. This competition is open to all full-time faculty in all University of Michigan schools and departments. For more information contact Vicki Simon at (734) 936-3917 or at vicsimon@umich.edu

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Title VIII Research Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Eligibility

Title VIII Research Scholarships are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Awards are limited to scholars who are U.S. citizens.

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CFA: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities

Deadline: November 25, 2013

The award amount is unspecified. IARO provides research support in up to three countries for a minimum of two months and a maximum of nine months. Participants are provided with visa assistance, international round-trip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, as well as emergency evacuation insurance. IARO fellows also have access to resources available in any of IREX's field offices.

IARO provides scholars and professionals with long-term support to perform policy-relevant research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia

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CFP: One-Day Symposium on New UK Research on Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Call for Papers:

One-Day Symposium: "New UK Research in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature"
co-organised by Dr. Katherine Bowers and Dr. Sarah Young

This symposium seeks to showcase new research on nineteenth-century Russian literature being done in the UK at present. In the past, the UK has made strong contributions to the study of the nineteenth century, but in recent years this field of study has become less visible. We propose to hold a meeting of nineteenth-century Russian literature researchers to present current research, facilitate productive discussion of the field, and, ultimately, create a lasting network that will help nineteenth-century Russian literature researchers communicate with each other to organise conferences and conference panels, special editions of journals, and other collaborative work. The symposium will culminate with a discussion of ways to make the study of nineteenth-century Russian literature more visible in the UK.

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CFP: Paradise Found, or Paradise Lost? Nostalgia, Culture and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe

Deadline: January 31, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS - also downloadable at:
https://afrabricuru.u-paris10.fr/?p=200

Paradise Found, or Paradise Lost?
Nostalgia, Culture and Identity in Central and Eastern Europe

24th Conference of the British-French Association for the Study of Russian
Culture
(https://afrabricuru.u-paris10.fr)

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th May 2014

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Salle des Conférences, Bâtiment B

Organised by Dr Graham ROBERTS and Dr Anna LOUYEST
(Centre de Recherches Pluridiscilplinaires Multilingues, EA 4481,
http://crpm.u-paris10.fr)

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CFP: Workshop: The Memory of Communism in Europe: Actors, Norms, Institutions

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Working Group 1 Politics of Memory
Call for Papers

Workshop: The memory of Communism in Europe: actors, norms, institutions

Paris, 15th-16th May 2014


Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet bloc, contested memories of Communism are being constantly reactivated by political and social actors in the former Eastern bloc. Conflicting narratives on the Communist past are simultaneously getting torn out of their national frameworks through the increasing involvement of international and transnational actors in the “management of the Communist past”.

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September 26, 2013

CFP: Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul (October 2-5, 2013)

Deadline: February 11, 2013

Conference on Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul (October 2-5, 2013)

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS
Deadline: Monday, February 11, 2013 Co-organized and co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Yale University, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) at the University of Hong Kong, Göttingen University and Koç University – collectively the “Conference Organizing Committee.”

The Inter-Asian Connections Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce an open call for individual research paper submissions from researchers in any world region, to participate in a 4-day thematic workshop at an international conference, Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul.

To be held in Istanbul and hosted by Koç University, the conference will host seven concurrent workshops led by two or three directors and showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. Workshops will focus on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia and South Asia, to East Asia. Six workshops were chosen competitively from among 43 applications while one was organized by the host institution. We are now accepting applications for all seven workshops.

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Volunteer: Regional Director Borgen Project

Position: Regional Director

Location: Telecommute

Status: Volunteer

Duration: Minimum of 6 months.

Hours: 4-6 hours per week

Function: Advocate for the world’s poor.

The Borgen Project fights for the underdog. The innovative, national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. Learn more at borgenproject.org.

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September 23, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: 2014-2015 INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOR U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program

Deadline: November 25, 2013

2014-2015 INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOR

U.S. SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program

The IARO program provides U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. The fellowship provides international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.

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September 20, 2013

Job: Colgate University, a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies program

Deadline: http://December 1, 2013

Colgate University's Film and Media Studies program seeks a scholar well versed in the history and theory of global film as an art form, with a demonstrated interest in contemporary media and media theory. The Program invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2014. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching responsibilities will include existing program courses that focus on national and transnational film and media as well as our required Introduction to Film and Media Studies. As importantly, the position offers opportunities to collaborate with faculty and departments across the disciplines to develop courses that explore film and media on a global scale. Ongoing contributions to the program's longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists, as well as scholars of film and media, to campus will be integral to the position, as will programming screenings and organizing special events. Outstanding screening facilities support a range of digital and analog formats, including 16mm and 35mm projection. Five course teaching load; all Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Letter of application, c.v. and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3166.

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CFP: “Karel Kosík and Dialectics of the Concrete”.

​Deadline: December 31, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS:
“Karel Kosík and Dialectics of the Concrete”.
Prague, 4– 6 June 2014

A conference organised by the Department for the Study of Modern Czech Philosophy,
Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

In 1963 Karel Kosík published his path-breaking book Dialectics of the Concrete. It made an
impact on both Marxist and non-Marxist thinkers, in Czechoslovakia and throughout the
world. In this work Kosík set for himself an ambitious task – to re-think the basic concepts of
the Marxist philosophical tradition and to employ them in the analysis of social reality. In the
course of his analysis he touched on a wide array of issues that are still relevant today,
including the problem of mystification or the “pseudo-concrete,” the social role of art, the
conception of reality as a concrete totality, the conception of the human being as an onto-
formative being, the systematic connection between labour and temporality, the
relationship between praxis and labour, and the explanatory power of the dialectical
method.

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CFA: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sovereignty and Representation in the Islamic World

Deadline: December 15, 2013

With the sponsorship of the Cornell University Society for the Humanities, the Department of Anthropology invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16. Applicants’ work should focus on issues of sovereignty and representation as they intersect in the Islamic world from the 8th century to the present. New media have played a critical role in contemporary social movements, from digital forms such as twitter to analog forms such as cassette tapes. The same may be said of various forms of materiality since the initial spread of Islam. We thus seek a cutting-edge scholar working within any anthropological tradition--ethnographic, archaeological, historical--to explore the interdigitation of the aesthetic and the political. The Fellow will teach two courses each year: one lower and one upper division. Depending on expertise, the lower-level course would be the introductory course in sociocultural or archaeological anthropology, our Cultural Diversity and Contemporary Issues course, or a first-year writing seminar on a mutually agreed topic. The upper-level course would be a seminar aimed at seniors and graduate students on a topic related to the themes outlined above.

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September 12, 2013

Announcements: The Michigan Journal of International Affairs

The Michigan Journal of International Affairs is seeking additional writers for Fall 2013! We are the sole undergraduate international affairs publication on campus, publishing articles concerning economics, politics, international relations and culture.

If interested, we will be holding a mass meeting on Monday, September 16th at 8pm in room 1210 Weill Hall. Additional information about application and meetings will be provided at the time. If you have any questions, please feel free to email mjia.info@gmail.com.

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CFP: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, April 2014, Atlanta, GA

Deadline: January 15, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS
52th Annual Meeting
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Atlanta, GA

April 10-12, 2014
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: January 15, 2014

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September 10, 2013

Job: Director of International Advancement

The University of Missouri in the process of searching for an outstanding and innovative Director of International Advancement.
Functions as a major gift fundraiser and manager of alumni engagement for geographically aligned groups outside the United States where there are strong concentrations of alumni, parents and friends of the University.

Apply here:
Job ID: 11293 – Director of Development: International Advancement

https://myhr.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?FolderPath=PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT.HC_HRS_CE_GBL2&AITS_HDR_CODE=27&PortalIsPagelet=true&IsFolder=false&IgnoreParamTempl=FolderPath,IsFolder&SiteId=6

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CFP /Conferecnes & Workshops : 12th Biographical Readings in Memory of V.V. Iofe

Deadline: April 1, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

12th Biographical Readings in Memory of V.V. Iofe

20-22 April 2014, St Petersburg, Russia

The conference series “The Right to a Name: Biography in the 20th Century” is dedicated to the memory of Veniamin Viktorovich Iofe (1938-2002) and was established in 2003. The annual Conference is organised by the Research and Information Centre “Memorial” (St Petersburg), with support from the European University in St Petersburg, the Polish Institute in St Petersburg and several other institutions and foundations.

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Job: Assistant or Associate Professor of Russian

Deadline: December 16, 2013


The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Russian to begin September 16, 2014.

The candidate should show evidence of strong scholarship, with expertise in Russian Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. The new Assistant or Associate Professor will join full-time and part-time colleagues in teaching undergraduate Russian at all levels, will teach literature courses in English translation, will advise Russian majors and undergraduate students. Members of the Department are expected to participate in the governance of the department and the university, to be active in teaching and in community outreach and to be productive scholars within their own area of academic interest.

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Job: Summer Work Opportunity in Russia(2014)

Any student (Russian Major) who would be interested in working at a children's camp on the Black Sea coast next summer (2014).

The camp bills itself as an “International Communication Camp.” The idea is to teach children about different cultures (become better Global Citizens), and to do so through a common language – English. In Russia, children are required to study a foreign language, and the most popular language is English. Unfortunately, most children have little or no exposure to native speakers of English. The summer camp would be an exciting opportunity to combine both foreign cultures and English.

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