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May 23, 2013

CFP Journal: Asymptote Journal

Deadline: June 15

Asymptote (http://www.asymptotejournal.com/), an international journal of literature in translation, is currently looking for exciting work for our upcoming July 2013 issue (submissions deadline June 15). They publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, criticism, visual art, and drama, and would particularly welcome submissions on the nonfiction and criticism fronts, as well as essays introducing unfamiliar but relevant authors who work outside of English to an English speaking audience. In addition, are looking for submissions for a special drama feature on self-translation, ex-patriation, and the theatre. All guidelines can be found here: http://www.asymptotejournal.com/submit.php.

The goal as a journal is to create encounters between different voices and to bring exciting literature from all over the globe for free to a wide audience. Whenever possible, they try to publish translators' notes and MP3s of the author or someone else reading his/her work in the original.

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May 21, 2013

CFP Conference: Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013

The 19th Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will take place at The University of Chicago in Chicago, IL, USA, April 25-27, 2014.


Acceptance Notification Date: 15 January 2014

The conference organizers are now accepting proposals for papers that treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, or folklore, including culture. Abstracts should be maximum one page, including examples and bibliography, 12-point font, at least 1" margins, and should not contain name(s) or affiliations(s) of the author(s).

Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment in PDF format to Meredith Clason (mclason@uchicago.edu). The paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information should be given in the body of the email. The abstract itself should have only the title.

Questions about the conference may be directed to Meredith Clason (mclason@uchicago.edu).

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May 15, 2013

CFP: Influence, Transposition, Revision: Eastern European Theatre and its International Metamorphoses

Deadline: June 3, 2013

Influence, Transposition, Revision: Eastern European Theatre and its International Metamorphoses at the 2013 American Society for Theatre Research/ Theatre Library Association Annual Conference

November 7 - 10 2013, Dallas, TX

http://www.astr.org/conference/2013-working-session-cfps

This session is scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2013 between 1:30p.m. and 3:30p.m.

Convener: Yana Meerzon, University of Ottawa ( yana.meerzon@uottawa.ca )

"Influence, Transposition, Revision: Eastern European Theatre and its International Metamorphoses" will explore the international life and afterlife of the theatrical and dramaturgical innovations originating in Eastern and Central Europe over the past century. Session participants are invited to examine the work of significant directors and choreographers (from Stanislavsky to Fokine), playwrights (from Chekhov to Havel), artists (from Kandinsky to Svoboda), performers (from Chaliapin to Cieslak), and theorists (from Mikhail Bakhtin to Jan Mukařovský), and to investigate how theatrical practices and theories have been internationally transposed. The participants will be asked to think about the legacy of Eastern and Central European theatre practice and theory in historiographical terms, considering what is to be gained by looking back at the heritage and dissemination of these innovations over the past century.

In our collective discussion, we will explore notions of influence, echo, translation, and revision as we analyze how ideas, styles, training systems, plays, and productions move from their original socio-cultural contexts into new ones. Topics of investigation might include, but are not limited to the following:

* What methodologies of acting and directing originating in Eastern and Central Europe have been absorbed, appropriated, and/or altered as they shifted geographically, politically, and temporally?
* What innovations of theatrical design have been adapted in the West? Is it useful to think about these transformations in terms of adaptation and transposition?
* What theoretical ideas on drama and performance-from the Russian formalist school to the Prague Linguistic circle's structuralism-have international echoes and in what form?
* How has the work of theatrical émigrés from the region shaped the development of international theatre and dramaturgy?
* To what extent and for which reasons are the significant productions of the past century originating in this region influential in today's theatre practice and across the globe?
* What new theatrical conversations about practice, exchange, pedagogy and theory are developing between the theatre practices of this region and globalized theater today?

Interested scholars and theatre practitioners are invited to send their abstracts (250 words) and bios (100 words) to Yana Meerzon (ymeerzon@uottawa.ca) by June 3, 2013.


Format:

The on-site session at ASTR will take the format of a seminar.
Participants should send their (5-7 pages) statements/papers to the organizer by September 10, 2013.
The organizer will arrange the participants in groups and ask them to read and provide feedback on each other's work no later than November 1, as well as to design a list of questions and issues arising from their papers and discussions.

Five days prior to the conference, the organizer will collect and curate these lists in order to organize a dynamic and fruitful discussion of common theoretical and practical concerns at the conference.

For submission or queries, please contact:
Yana Meerzon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa
135 Séraphin-Marion, Room 304B
Ottawa ON Canada, K1N 6N5
Telephone: 613 562-5800, ext. 2243
E-mail: ymeerzon@uOttawa.ca

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May 14, 2013

Funding: Malevich Society Call for Grant Applications

Deadline: September 30, 2013

The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2013 grant applications.

The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.

In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to his history and memory.

The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality, and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply to the Society’s grants after completing at least one year of dissertation research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.

Application forms and instructions may be requested by telephone at 1-718-980-1805, by e-mail at info@malevichsociety.org, or may be downloaded from the web-site: www.malevichsociety.org.

Deadline: September 30, 2013

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CFP: Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society

Seeking article contributions for an inaugural issue of the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society from scholars working on developments in Ukrainian economics, history, international relations, law, politics, public policy and sociology. All methods and approaches will be considered. Manuscripts should not have been previously published. Preference will be given to articles that present findings from new research.

The Journal will be published online, bi-annually, in an open source format. Krytyka reserves all rights to the material it publishes.

The Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society is the first peer-reviewed English journal that aims to aid the development of social sciences in Ukraine. Our Editorial Board that will review your articles consists of world-renowned experts on Ukraine as well as exceptional emerging scholars. Published bi-annually and in an open-source format, the Journal will have a quick turn-around time between submission, review and consequent publication.

The vision is to imbed the study of Ukraine in broader regional, international and transnational processes. In pursuing this goal, hoping to examine Ukraine’s social and political transformations in comparative perspective as a part of larger macro-systemic, political, economic, legal, historical and social dynamics. In doing so, the journal would like to widen the pool of scholars who provide knowledge about Ukraine to global readership by helping local academics communicate their ideas to peers and in English.

Especially seeking to publish:
Articles that place knowledge of Ukraine in wider comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives (within the region and with countries in other regions).
Studies that are methodologically and theoretically rigorous, shaping and identifying new directions in the study of Ukraine.
DO NOT HESITATE TO SUBMIT TO:
JUPS@KRYTYKA.COM


Please adhere to the following guidelines:
Authors should limit their manuscripts to 8,000-10,000 words (including footnotes), although occasionally we will consider longer articles of an exceptional quality.
Please remove your name or any references in the manuscript that might identify you.
Include an abstract (100-150 words) on the first page of your manuscript.
A publication of the KRYTYKA INSTITUTE
In a separate cover letter please provide your name, short bio, affiliation and contact information.
Please use Harvard style referencing and BGN/PCGN/UN transliteration or Romanization system.
Simultaneous submissions are not allowed.
We will primarily accept articles in English and encourage authors to have their articles translated and edited before submitting. However, articles in other European languages of an exceptional quality will be accepted for translation, peer-review and publication.
If you have questions or seek advice on translators or editors for your work, please contact at:
JUPS@KRYTYKA.COM

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May 07, 2013

Internship: Reporter for The International

The International is 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.

The International, is a news platform that features articles from a variety of sources on issues of public interest: http://www.theinternational.org. 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.

Editorial policy can be found here

Students can apply to internships here. We can only process applications sent through this link.

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CFP: Objects of remembrance, Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts

Deadline: May 31, 2013


*Call for Proposals: Objects of remembrance*

Objects have always been and continue to be carriers of personal and
communal memories. The proliferation of objects of remembrance starting in
the nineteenth century speaks to the widely felt desire for tangible
markers of both fleeting personal experiences and significant public
events, from coronations to catastrophes; and equally to the possibilities
created by new production processes and technologies that emerged in that
century and after. What was particular to modern notions and experiences
of time that called forth this demand for souvenirs, commemorative medals
and ceramics, postcards, photo albums, and a wide variety of other objects
of all kinds that could serve as devices of memory? What roles did such
objects play in individual lives, in communities, and in larger social and
political relationships? What strategies did artists, designers and
manufacturers use to produce objects that could serve these functions?
** **

We invite proposals for a collection of essays—to be published as a
special issue of the *Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts
*(DAPA)—that address objects of remembrance during the modern era. Our aim
is to promote an interdisciplinary approach to objects that served as
carriers of memory.
Essays may explore such dimensions as design, decoration, manufacture,
dissemination, and marketing, as well as the meanings and affective
attachments that objects acquire once they have passed into the hands of
their owners. Contributions from any field in the humanities—including
history, art history, design history, cultural studies, gender studies,
anthropology, ethnography, and others—are welcome.
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The chronological focus for the special issue is from the mid-nineteenth
century through 1945, but contributions that extend these parameters will
be considered, as will essays that engage contemporary practices applied
to historical artifacts. High quality visual documentation is a key aim of
DAPA: each essay should include between twelve and twenty illustrations.
Essays should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words. ****

** **

Abstracts of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by May 31 to
both of the editors, at the email addresses provided below. Abstracts
should identify as specifically as possible the illustrations to be
included.
Authors will be responsible for obtaining the rights to publish images,
but the journal will offer reimbursements to cover a part of these costs.
The editors will notify contributors by June 20 that they have been
invited to submit a first draft of their essay, due October 1.****

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The *Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts* was established in 1986
and is published by The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, a
museum and research center in Miami Beach, Florida. The goal of DAPA is to
publish new scholarship on the visual and material culture of the second
half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth, focusing
particular attention on often-overlooked media such as decorative arts and
propaganda, alongside fine arts, architecture, and industrial and graphic
design. DAPA aims to reach a broad audience, including specialists in art
history, architectural history, and cultural studies, as well as
non-specialist readers, such as collectors, designers, and design
enthusiasts. For that reason, we request that authors contribute essays
written in a style that will be accessible to these broader audiences.
Information about back issues can be found at
http://www.wolfsonian.org/research-library/publications/DAPA. ****

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CFP: Development of Russian Law-VI: Between Tradition and Modernity (October 17-18, 2013; Helsinki)

Deadline: September 1, 2013

Development of Russian Law-VI: Between Tradition and Modernity

International Conference
October 17-18, 2013
Faculty of Law
University of Helsinki

Call for papers

In the past year, Russian law has faced a number of challenges testing its
cohesiveness and the level of development, together with the rule of law
and democracy. The State Duma election fraud, the Pussy Riot case, the
Magnitsky case, anti-gay laws, anti-opposition measures and, finally, the
“anti-Magnitsky law” underlined the use of law for the goals of an
authoritarian political regime, resembling methods and attitudes of Soviet
positive law-making. Many of the 2011-2012 laws have been passed in an
attempt to regulate private behavior and to test the limits of personal
liberty, as individuals understand it.

In the present situation, legal research faces many challenges of its own.
After the 1990s, the age of experiments, swift denials and democratic
debates, Russian legal science together with other social sciences and
humanities entered a period of stabilization and a quiet state of rigid
conservatism even worse than in the thriving age of Soviet ideological
control, because today Russia is officially viewed as a “democratic state”
and there is no need to struggle with the regime and hide your ideas
behind the crafted narrative of supposedly official discourse. Any
scholar is relatively free to define his or her research interests,
methodology and the area of study, as well as to express their bright and
challenging ideas through access to a wide range of academic journals.
However, the focus of lawyers today is mostly on the normative substance
of Russian rules and institutions – real law and legal reasoning – and
less on the socio-economic dimension. Legal research tends to concentrate
on purely legal issues and withdraw from the uncertainties of other
social sciences through careful avoidance of interdisciplinarity. I. Iu.
Kozlikhin expressed his disagreement with “pointless and even detrimental
usage of ‘alien’terminology” in one of his recent articles, while
criticizing hermeneutics, legal anthropology and communicative theory in
their application to law and legal theory.

The Institute of International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of the
University of Helsinki is pleased to announce the consecutive conference
in Development of Russian law, which will take place in Helsinki on
October 17-18, 2013. This conference continues the series of workshops,
seminars, and conferences in Russian law, organized by the Faculty of Law
since 2008. This annual event is devoted to discussions of the new and
important topics within the field of Russian law and legal studies. The
2013 theme is development of Russian law between tradition and modernity
and what choices and strategies it makes in the present-day situation.

The conference utilizes the bottom-up approach as to call for papers: Any
topic within the sphere of Russian law which is considered important
and/or crucial for the development of Russian law and legal studies by the
applicant is welcome to be submitted as a proposal for conference
participation. We especially encourage younger scholars and graduate
students to apply. We also welcome legal researchers from across
disciplines to join our discussions of Russian law.

The conference format suggests giving sufficient time for both presenting
scholars’ findings and discussion. The sessions are composed of major
presentation (40 mins) and two co-presentations (20 mins) on the similar
issue followed by a general discussion. At this point we invite proposals
for:

- major presentations (40 mins);

- co-presentations (20 mins).
We also encourage complete session proposals.

Please, indicate in your proposal what type of the presentation you would
like to give.

The working language of the conference is English. All presentations and
discussions are held in this language.

Please, include the following in your proposal:

- Name;

- Affiliation;

- Contact information;

- Title of your talk;

- Abstract (200-400 words). In case of session proposals, please,
include the abstract for the session (400 words) and for each paper (100
words).

The proposals shall be sent to
katti-admin@helsinki.fi with the mention of
Development of Russian Law-VI in the subject matter by September, 1st, 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marianna Muravyeva,
Docentti, Senior Researcher,
marianna.muravyeva@helsinki.fi

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CFP: The Krytyka Institute Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society

Te Krytyka Institute (Kyiv, Ukraine) is proud to announce the launch of the first peer-reviewed English-language scholarly journal with a focus on Ukrainian social sciences - the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society (JUPS).

The project will be headed by a team of young scholars in political science, serving as Editors-in-Chief: Dr. Nadiya Kravets and Dr. Olga Onuch. The journal has attracted a number of internationally acclaimed scholars to serve on the Journal’s Editorial Board (please find full list below). The Journal has announced its first Call for Submissions (please find below).

“Our vision is to embed the study of Ukraine in broader regional, international and transnational processes,” emphasizes Nadiya Kravets who received her DPhil in Politics at University of Oxford in 2012 where she defended her dissertation on domestic sources of Ukraine’s foreign and security policy since independence. Dr. Kravets is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

“In pursuing our goal, the Journal will focus on examining Ukraine's social and political transformations in comparative perspective as a part of larger macro-systemic, political, economic, legal, historical, and social dynamics,” explains Olga Onuch who received her DPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford in 2011 where she defended her dissertation on social mobilization, protest, elections and the role of the media in democratizing states in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Dr. Onuch is currently a Newton Prize Fellow in Comparative Politics at the School of Interdisciplinary and Area Studies at the University of Oxford.

“In launching this new groundbreaking scholarly initiative, we aim to widen the pool of scholars who provide knowledge about Ukraine to global readership by helping local academics communicate their ideas to peers worldwide and in English,” adds George G. Grabowicz, Professor of Ukrainian Literature at Harvard and President of The Krytyka Institute.

The Journal particularly seeks to publish articles that place knowledge of Ukraine in wider comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives (within the region and with countries in other regions), and which shape and identify new directions in the study of Ukraine.

All materials will be published in bi-annual editions in an open-source format available to wide audience at no charge. Krytyka’s English edition team will perform the editing for the project, as well as translation and copy-editing of submissions in Russian and Ukrainian. The Krytyka Institute will host the Journal’s website on its new web platform that is currently in development. Krytyka reserves all rights to materials published.

ABOUT KRYTYKA

Krytyka, the journal, was founded in 1997 by Ukrainian and American intellectuals to promote open and democratic values and high international standards of debate. By 2000, Krytyka also started publishing books (as Krytyka Press) and in the course of the decade has become generally recognized as perhaps the most prestigious independent publishing house in Ukraine, specializing both in academic books and belles lettres.

The Krytyka Institute was founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit research institution to focus Krytyka’s research activities and academic goals. Since then it has organized two major international conferences in Kyiv, and a number of academic and cultural symposia and events, and published dozens of books on subjects ranging from history to literature. Its latest publication is Chronicle of Collectivization and the Holodomor in Ukraine, 1927-1933 by Ludmyla Hrynevych, a compilation of documents and original research on events leading up to the Great Famine of 1932-33.

More information about the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society (JUPS):

Please like and join the Journal’s page on Facebook! Stay informed with frequent updates!

https://www.facebook.com/JournalOfUkrainianPoliticsAndSociety

Contact the Editors-in-Chief via Email:

Nadiya Kravets, kravets@krytyka.com

Olga Onuch, onuch@krytyka.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We invite article contributions for an inaugural issue of the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society from scholars working on developments in Ukrainian economics, history, international relations, law, politics, public policy, and sociology. All methods and approaches will be considered. Manuscripts should not have been previously published. Preference will be given to articles that present findings from new research.

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

Authors should limit their manuscripts to 8,000-10,000 words (including footnotes), although occasionally we will consider longer articles of an exceptional quality.

Please remove your name or any references in the manuscript that might identify you.

Include an abstract (100-150 words) on the first page of your manuscript.

Please send your submissions and all queries to the following Email address:

jups@krytyka.com

Full text of the Call for Submissions on Google Docs:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B081JGIdrILULTlFZHhpTWhOeE0/edit?pli=1

The Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society’s mission will be to aid the development of social sciences in Ukraine. The Editorial Board that will peer-review all articles submitted consists of world-renowned experts on Ukraine as well as exceptional emerging scholars. Published bi-annually and in an open-source format, the Journal will have a quick turn-around time between submission, review and consequent publication.

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Call for Applications: East European Studies Short-term Research Grant Competition

Deadline: June 1, 2013

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships
Call for Applications

The Wilson Center's European Studies Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: June 1, 2013.

Eligibility: These Title VIII grants are available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity.

Project Scope: EES offers residential research scholar grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. 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.

Application Information: To apply for a Title VIII Short-Term award, the applicant must submit the following:
- a concise description of his/her research project;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a statement of preferred and alternate dates of residence in Washington, DC;
- two letters or recommendation in support of the research to be conducted at the Center.

Please mail all application materials to:

East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

OR Send them via e-mail to: European.Studies@WilsonCenter.org

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