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September 26, 2013

CFA: Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures of the Pre-modern Islamic World, University of Colorado Boulder

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Languages and Literatures of the Pre-modern Islamic World to begin August 2014. Candidate should have research expertise in medieval Islam and its literatures and cultures with proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Persian, Hindi/Urdu. Candidates should have the PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F00530 . Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will be continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. See http://www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/overview/jobs/index.html for full job description.

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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.

The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable intensive ‘working group’ interactions on a specific research theme, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Accordingly, there will be a public keynote and plenary sessions in addition to closed workshop sessions. The concluding day of the conference will bring all the conference participants together for the public presentation and exchange of research agendas that have emerged over the course of the conference deliberations.

Individual paper submissions are invited from junior and senior scholars, whether graduate students or faculty, or researchers in NGOs or other research organizations, for the following six workshops. For the full Calls for Papers and detailed descriptions of the individual workshops, click the links below.
CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

(click to see full descriptions and calls for the individual workshops)

"After Neoliberalism?" The Future of Postneoliberal State and Society in Asia
Workshop Directors: Emel Akçali (Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University), Ho-Fung Hung (Sociology, Johns Hopkins University) and Lerna Yanik (Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Kadir Has University)

Asian Early Modernities: Empires, Bureaucrats, Confessions, Borders, Merchants
Workshop Directors: Kaya Sahin (Department of History, Indiana University) and Hendrik Spruyt (Department of Political Science, Northwestern University)

Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary
Workshop Directors: Alice Jim (Department of Art History, Concordia University) and Henry Tsang (Faculty of Culture + Community, emily carr university of art + design)

Inequalities in Asian Societies: Bringing Back Class Analysis
Workshop Directors: Deniz Yükseker (Sociology, Koç University), Ching Kwan Lee (Sociology, UCLA) and Can Nacar (History, Koç University)

Porous Enclaves: Inter-Asian Residential Projects and the Popular Classes from Istanbul to Seoul
Workshop Directors: John Friedmann (School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia) and Erik Harms (Anthropology and Area & International Studies, Yale University)

Rescuing Taste from the Nation: Oceans, Borders and Culinary Flows
Workshop Directors: Krishnendu Ray (Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, New York University) and Cecilia Leong-Salobir (University of Wollongong)

The Sounds and Scripts of Languages in Motion
Workshop Directors: Jing Tsu (East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University) and Ronit Ricci (School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia-Pacific, The Australian National University)
APPLICATION PROCESS

In order to apply, applicants must submit: (a) on-line application, (b) a 500-word abstract of research paper to be presented at the workshop, (c) a short statement (200-300 words) explaining how the paper fits the theme of the workshop, and (d) 1-2 page C.V. (academic qualifications and employment history; list of publications).
Participants will be selected by workshop directors in consultation with the Conference Organizing Committee.
Selection decisions will be announced in March 2013. Selected participants must confirm their decision to participate within 10 days of receiving the selection notification.

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CFA: Modern Language Journal Dissertation Support Grants

Deadline: November 15, 2103

Modern Language Journal dissertation support grants
The National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations and the Modern Language Journal is pleased to announce two dissertation support grants aimed at supporting graduate students in the dissertation stage of their studies. The MLJ invites proposals for supporting graduate students in the fields of applied linguistics and language education with small grants at the dissertation writing stage. The purpose of the grants is to provide resources to graduate students at any stage of dissertation writing. The due date for receipt of application is Nov. 15, 2013. View the flyer for details regarding these grants.

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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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Attend one (30-60 minute) conference call every week with the President of The Borgen Project and Regional Directors from across the United States (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT).
Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day. Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders.
Assist with fundraising efforts.
Build a network of people engaged in the cause.
Develop and implement strategies for furthering the cause.

DETAILS: Regional Directors operate independently from home and maintain contact with The Borgen Project's Seattle office. Regional Directors sign a 6-month contract. The position is volunteer based and is roughly 4-6 hours per week. Directors attend a conference call every Monday evening.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume to hiring@borgenproject.org. The Borgen Project seeks a diverse group of backgrounds for the Regional Directors Program, but all candidates selected must go through two rounds of interviews.

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September 23, 2013

CFP: Subjectivities after Stalin: The Khrushchev and Brezhnev Eras

Deadline: November 15, 2013

CFP: Subjectivities after Stalin: The Khrushchev and Brezhnev Eras
The European University at Saint Petersburg, April 25-26, 2014

*Sponsored by FGUP (Federal State Unitary Enterprise) “Goznak”

The last decade has witnessed the publication of a number of richly researched studies of the Khrushchev period. Increasingly, studies of the Brezhnev era and late socialism generally are also appearing. Many of these histories focus on the ways in which Soviet citizens responded to the change and continuity that characterized the post-Stalin Soviet Union. Our picture of late socialism has been fleshed out or reframed by investigations of Soviet citizens’ reactions to Gulag returnees, to the growth of mass media, and to changes to official language, among many other social, cultural, and political phenomena. Our conference hopes to build on these investigations by focusing squarely on the Soviet subject her/himself. We aim to examine the manifold personality ideals in circulation after Stalin and above all the ways in which Soviet citizens assimilated, recast, and/or challenged these ideals. In so doing, we seek to combine the above historiographical trends with the turn by historians of the early Soviet era in the 1990s and 2000s to investigation of “Soviet” and other subjectivities.

We hope that our conference will lead to productive exploration of the reception of the personality ideals of the Khrushchev and Brezhnev eras. The result would be the creation of a picture of the post-Stalin Soviet Union that includes various subjectivities within its frame. We invite proposals from scholars of different disciplines, including anthropology, art history, history, political science, Slavic studies, and sociology. Questions asked in proposed papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:


Ideals in Circulation:

• What personality ideals were proposed in the late socialist era and how did they change over time?
• How did they relate to Stalin-era, Lenin-era, or pre-revolutionary ideas?
• What led to the creation of new ideals or subtle or significant changes to the old? Pre-revolutionary holdovers, resistance informed by alternative readings of Marxism-Leninism, socio-economic modernization, new practices, new discursive regimes, the Cold War and exchange with the West, Eastern Europe, and the Third World?
• Who, both within and beyond Party-state institutions, advanced and monitored the ideals?
• To what extent did similar ideals exist in different cities, regions, or republics? For different age groups, genders, classes, or nations?
• Can we refer to the ideals as “modern” subjectivities?
• What words or phrases were used to describe the ideals? For example, to what degree did the term New Soviet Man persist into the post-Stalin years?
• In what artistic, literary, or other representational forms were they presented? To what extent were some forms considered more appropriate in capturing a particular ideal than others?
• To what extent was the act of putting a personality ideal into circulation constitutive of normative or other subjectivities?

Reception:

• Theoretically, how should we conceptualize the subject who performs the act of reception?
• How were the various ideals received, reformulated, or challenged? To what extent were normative ideals accepted with ambivalence?
• In speaking of reception, to what degree do we refer to the intentions, beliefs, or inner worlds of our subjects as opposed to the forms of representation to which we have access?
• How should we read their words or representations? To what extent should we read the words themselves and to what extent should we read between the lines?
• To what degree was there space from Party control or involvement?
• By what institutional or social practices were subjectivities constructed? By way of family, friends, school, work, or some combination? By way of consumption and engagement with the material world?
• How was the creation of the self tied to the creation of a community?
• How did the writing of the community’s or another person’s life lead to the creation of one’s own subjecthood?
• To what degree did old subjectivities exist within the same person alongside new subjectivities? How did a single individual’s subjectivity change depending on the context in which he/she found himself/herself or on the genre in which he/she represented himself/herself?
• How did geography, age, gender, class, and nation affect reception?
• How did the urbanization or socio-economic modernization of the late Soviet period affect the nature of reception?

The working language of the conference will be Russian. The EUSP will provide necessary funding for travel and accommodation expenses. The proceedings will be based on pre-circulated papers of 8,000-9,000 words. Papers may be written in English or Russian and should be submitted by April 1.

Select papers, to be revised after the conference, will be included in a Russian-language peer-reviewed volume to be published by the press of the European University at Saint Petersburg. Funding will be available for translation of English-language articles into Russian.

Please submit a 300-word abstract and one-page CV by November 15 to apinsky@eu.spb.ru. Invited participants will be contacted by December 1.

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CFA 014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Deadline: November 15, 2013

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

The application is available online at http://www.clscholarship.org. Applications will be due November 15, 2013 by 8:00 pm EST. Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can also be found on the website.


Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.


The CLS Program will be planning outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2013. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook page for updates!


For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website.

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CFP: 19th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

Deadline: 24 October 2013

proposals must be submitted to:

darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2014@gmail.com

The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in several regional sections on Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece/Cyprus, as well as the two cross-regional sections of Nationalism Studies and Migration & Diasporas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.

Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers by looking at the 2013 Final Program, which can be accessed at

http://nationalities.org/convention/pdfs/ASN13_Final_Program.pdf.

Popular topics have also included language politics, religion and politics, EU integration, nation-bulding, and post-conflict reconstruction.

Each applicant – single or multiple authors in individual proposals, every member of a panel proposal – must also fill out a Fact Sheet online that can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PS7FCBM.

IMPORTANT: All proposals must be sent in a single email message, with an attached proposal in a Word document (PDFs will not be accepted) containing contact information, an abstract, a biographical statement, as well as a confirmation that the Fact Sheet has been filled out online (or multiple Fact Sheets, in the case of co-authors and/or panel proposals). Proposals including contact information, the abstract and the bio statement in separate attachments, or over several email messages, will not be considered. The proposals must be sent to darel@uottawa.ca AND darelasn2014@gmail.com.

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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.

Eligibility: Master’s students, pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

· Information and online application: Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

· Deadline: November 25, 2013

· Topics of Interest: Counterterrorism, Cyber Security, Cross-Regional Issues, Transnational Crime and Corruption, Religious Minorities

· Contact: By email at iaro@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188

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CFA: PhD fellowships: Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Deadline: November 15, 2013

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments will admit up to fifteen PhD students to its doctoral programme to begin October 1st, 2014. Up to ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other candidates will be supported in their quest for funding.

The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. It invites applications from candidates whose dissertation project fits one of the Graduate School’s Research Areas. Applications in the fields of education, communication, mediality, and media studies, and Islam and Muslims in the West are especially encouraged. Successful applicants will have a master’s degree in one of the disciplines represented at the Graduate School, with a ranking, where applicable, of above average. The language of communication is English. Admission is for one year, and, contingent upon a positive evaluation after the first year of study, will be extended for another twelve months. Admission and grant can be extended for a total of three years.

For more information please visit our website at

http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de

The application package needs to include the following documents: a completed and signed application form; an outline of the dissertation project (up to 6 pages, with a brief summary); a curriculum vitae; certified copies of degrees received; proof of proficiency in English (native speakers of English or applicants who have graduated from an English speaking university in a country with English as an official language are exempt from this verification); evidence of proficiency in the language(s) relevant to the dissertation project. Two letters of recommendation have to be sent by the referees directly to BGSMCS via e-mail as signed electronic letters. Holders of PhD scholarships that were awarded on the basis of academic references for the same project with which applicants apply to the Graduate School can submit copies of these references.

Applications will be reviewed by the School’s Admissions and Grants Committee.

The complete application package must be submitted, compiled to one pdf file, by
November 15th, 2013, to: application@bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de

For further information, please contact the Graduate School’s office at application@bgsmsc.fu-berlin.de

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September 20, 2013

Job: Lecturer Position, U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Deadline:October 30, 2013

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a Lecturer, target start date August 16, 2014. PhD at time of appointment required. 9-month/yr, full-time, non tenure-track position, renewable each year based on enrollments and strong performance reviews. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

The lecturer will teach advanced Russian language courses; courses for undergraduates and graduates in language pedagogy and, preferably, Slavic linguistics (e.g., structure of Russian) and intermediate-advanced languagecourses in one other Slavic Language
(e.g., Polish). 3/2 course load. Position entails supervising the dept. language program, including: select and order course materials for Russian; oversee that process for other Slavic languages; oversee preparation of course syllabi and tests; coordinate, supervise and train graduate teaching assistants and instructors in language program; manage and market enrollment; coordinate placement testing in Slavic; serve as dept. contact for Russian language study abroad.


Required: PhD and native or near native command of Russian and English; proficiency in a second Slavic language preferred. Preference also given to degrees in Slavic linguistics, general linguistics, second language acquisition, or related fields. Experience with instructional technology inlanguage teaching, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including Russian language instruction, required; experience in program direction/supervision preferred.


To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials: application letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references.
Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the application. Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu
will be accepted.


To ensure full consideration, all required materials, including letters of reference, must be received no later than
October 30, 2013.
For complete details, visit http://www.slcl.illinois.edu; for further information contact
slcl-hr@illinois.edu.

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CFP: 2014 Soyuz Conference (February 28-March 1, 2014, Miami University, Ohio).

​Deadline:​ November 1, 2013

Call for Papers:
A joint annual SOYUZ* and Havighurst Center Young Researchers’ conference on The Topos of Justice,
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February 28-March 1, 2014, Miami University (Ohio).
In 20th- and 21st-century Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia various theories and practices of justice dramatically affected the lives of millions of people. While states engaged in various experiments from constitutional to moral governance, from People’s Courts to human rights policies, citizens actively contributed, subverted, and renegotiated official regimes of justice. This conference will explore experiments in law and regulations, narratives and theories of justice, translations and material objectifications of justice, and ethic and affective circulations of justice and morality in its local and global forms.

We invite comparative and interdisciplinary research-based contributions on various issues interconnected with the topic of justice in various socialist and post-socialist societies and in the regions affected by socialism and post-socialism. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
· law, justice, morality
· justice, nationalism, and the state
· local, national, and transnational regimes of justice
· art, science, religion, and justice
· justice and citizenship
· philosophical perspectives on justice
· grassroots moral economies and ethical frameworks
Keynote speakers: Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) and Robert M. Hayden (University of Pittsburgh)
Please send a 300 word abstract and a short CV by
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November 1st, 2013, to Lynn Stevens at havighurstcenter@muohio.edu. Please include your full name, paper title, and academic affiliation. Write “YRC, SOYUZ 2014” in the subject line. Papers will be selected and notifications made by January 1, 2014. Limited funding will be available to cover local expenses of participants. If selected to participate in the conference, you will be expected to submit a completed paper to the Havighurst Center by
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February 1st, 2014.
The 2014 conference organizing committee includes Neringa Klumbytė (anthropology, Miami University), Ted Holland (geography, Miami University), Susanne Cohen (anthropology, University of Chicago). If you have any questions, please contact Neringa Klumbytė at klumbyn@miamioh.edu.
*
*SOYUZ, the Post-Communist Cultural Studies interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the official unit of the Association for Slavic, East European Studies and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) began in 1991 as a regionally focused group responding to the fall of the Soviet and socialist states. Since then, it has broadened to include graduate students and scholars working in any region affected by socialism and post-socialism. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/soyuz/. SOYUZ unites young and senior scholars and graduate students and organize conferences every year, which are hosted by different institutions.
Young Researchers Conferences have been organized by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University since 2000 and have attracted young and senior scholars for discussions of various topics related to socialism and post-socialism and the region of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. See http://www.units.muohio.edu/havighurstcenter/conferences/youngresearchers.html.

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CFP: Subjectivities after Stalin: The Khrushchev and Brezhnev Eras (The European University at Saint Petersburg, April 25-26, 2014)

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Call for Papers

The European University at Saint Petersburg

Subjectivities after Stalin: The Khrushchev and Brezhnev Eras

April 25-26, 2014


The last decade has witnessed the publication of a number of richly researched studies of the Khrushchev period. Increasingly, studies of the Brezhnev era and late socialism generally are also appearing. Many of these histories focus on the ways in which Soviet citizens responded to the change and continuity that characterized the post-Stalin Soviet Union. Our picture of late socialism has been fleshed out or reframed by investigations of Soviet citizens’ reactions to Gulag returnees, to the growth of mass media, and to changes to official language, among many other social, cultural, and political phenomena. Our conference hopes to build on these investigations by focusing squarely on the Soviet subject her/himself. We aim to examine the manifold personality ideals in circulation after Stalin and above all the ways in which Soviet citizens assimilated, recast, and/or challenged these ideals. In so doing, we seek to combine the above historiographical trends with the turn by historians of the early Soviet era in the 1990s and 2000s to investigation of “Soviet” and other subjectivities.

We hope that our conference will lead to productive exploration of the reception of the personality ideals of the Khrushchev and Brezhnev eras. The result would be the creation of a picture of the post-Stalin Soviet Union that includes various subjectivities within its frame. We invite proposals from scholars of different disciplines, including anthropology, art history, history, political science, Slavic studies, and sociology. Questions asked in proposed papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ideals in Circulation:

• What personality ideals were proposed in the late socialist era and how did they change over time?
• How did they relate to Stalin-era, Lenin-era, or pre-revolutionary ideas?
• What led to the creation of new ideals or subtle or significant changes to the old? Pre-revolutionary holdovers, resistance informed by alternative readings of Marxism-Leninism, socio-economic modernization, new practices, new discursive regimes, the Cold War and exchange with the West, Eastern Europe, and the Third World?
• Who, both within and beyond Party-state institutions, advanced and monitored the ideals?
• To what extent did similar ideals exist in different cities, regions, or republics? For different age groups, genders, classes, or nations?
• Can we refer to the ideals as “modern” subjectivities?
• What words or phrases were used to describe the ideals? For example, to what degree did the term New Soviet Man persist into the post-Stalin years?
• In what artistic, literary, or other representational forms were they presented? To what extent were some forms considered more appropriate in capturing a particular ideal than others?
• To what extent was the act of putting a personality ideal into circulation constitutive of normative or other subjectivities?

Reception:

• Theoretically, how should we conceptualize the subject who performs the act of reception?
• How were the various ideals received, reformulated, or challenged? To what extent were normative ideals accepted with ambivalence?
• In speaking of reception, to what degree do we refer to the intentions, beliefs, or inner worlds of our subjects as opposed to the forms of representation to which we have access?
• How should we read their words or representations? To what extent should we read the words themselves and to what extent should we read between the lines?
• To what degree was there space from Party control or involvement?
• By what institutional or social practices were subjectivities constructed? By way of family, friends, school, work, or some combination? By way of consumption and engagement with the material world?
• How was the creation of the self tied to the creation of a community?
• How did the writing of the community’s or another person’s life lead to the creation of one’s own subjecthood?
• To what degree did old subjectivities exist within the same person alongside new subjectivities? How did a single individual’s subjectivity change depending on the context in which he/she found himself/herself or on the genre in which he/she represented himself/herself?
• How did geography, age, gender, class, and nation affect reception?
• How did the urbanization or socio-economic modernization of the late Soviet period affect the nature of reception?

The working language of the conference will be Russian. The EUSP will provide necessary funding for travel and accommodation expenses. The proceedings will be based on pre-circulated papers of 8,000-9,000 words. Papers may be written in English or Russian and should be submitted by April 1.

Select papers, to be revised after the conference, will be included in a Russian-language peer-reviewed volume to be published by the press of the European University at Saint Petersburg. Funding will be available for translation of English-language articles into Russian.

Please submit a 300-word abstract and one-page CV by November 15 to apinsky@eu.spb.ru. Invited participants will be contacted by December 1.

*Sponsored by FGUP (Federal State Unitary Enterprise) “Goznak.”

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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.

Review of applications will begin
December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff further the university's educational mission. Visa assistance for international candidates may be available. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org

Application Information

Online App. Form: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3166

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Call for papers: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2014

Deadline: October 22, 2013

Dear Slavists,

It is a great pleasure to invite you all to submit abstracts for the upcoming Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference, which will take place at Harvard University in Boston/Cambridge, MASS, February 15-17, 2014.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Lera Boroditsky, University of California, San Diego
Michael Flier, Harvard University
Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley

Notice that abstracts are invited for individual papers, as well as theme sessions. For detailed instructions regarding submissions, see the conference web page: http://slavic.fas.harvard.edu/scla/2014-conference

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: OCTOBER 22, 2013.

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CFP: Exilic Capitals: The Cold War Exodus and Beyond (seminar)

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The 2014 American Comparative Literature Association meeting in New York City offers a singular opportunity to address the city’s tenuous reputation as a global capital—and, more broadly, the notion that governance, finance, or culture can (still) be located in capital, in a capital, or in capitals. In what sense do we speak of capitals (and capital) at all? The difficulty of these questions is rooted in the semantic density of the term ‘capital’ itself.

The world cultural maps have been redrawn during the 20th century. The First World War and the Russian revolution were instrumental in turning European capitals, such as Paris, Berlin and Prague, into the intellectual and cultural centers for exiled artists, scientists and literary figures. The Second World War shifted the exilic centers of cultural and intellectual life to America; making New York and Mexico City the new capitals of ground breaking historical, scientific, and artistic thought. These asylum seekers, expatriates, and refugees collectively encountered their new home-cities using instead of fixed geographical maps their own writings, plays, films and paintings.

Building on the ACLA 2013 seminar “Attitudes towards the Center: Literary Maps of Central and East-European Cityscapes”, we will discuss how the city life of the post-national mega polis (Toronto, Sydney, Tel-Aviv, Moscow) reflects the artistic search of today`s artists-exiles and cosmopolitan voyagers.

Drawing on the works of the exilic writers, filmmakers, painters, and theatre-makers emerging in the post-cold war period, this seminar will examine the changes in the political and literary maps of the past decades based on such critical concepts as Michel Foucault’s “heterotopia”, Walter Benjamin’s flâneur, and Mikhail Bakhtin’s “chronotope” (among many) and applied to the 20th century exilic cityscapes as they emerge in the works produced in exile (Kundera, Sebald, Bezmozgis, Glowacki, Rubina, Hoffman, Rushdie, and Huston) and in the oeuvre presented “from the other shores”, by those artists who were labeled dissidents (Havel) or who were considered to be part of the counterculture (J.Topol, V. Erofeev).

SEMINAR KEYWORDS: exile, cultural capital, chronotope, heterotopia, post-memory, homecoming, dissidence, and cultural tourism

Deadline for Paper Proposals: November 1, 2013

Link to send your abstract: http://acla.org/acla2014/propose-a-paper/

Inquiries can be sent to

Yana Meerzon - ymeerzon@uOttawa.ca and Veronika Ambros - vambros@gmail.com

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CFP: SOYUZ/Havighurst Center conference: The Topos of Justice

​Deadline: November 1, 2013

Call for Papers:

A joint annual Havighurst Center Young Researchers’ and SOYUZ* conference on

The Topos of Justice, February 28-March 1, 2014, Miami University (Ohio).

In 20th- and 21st-century Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia various theories and practices of justice dramatically affected the lives of millions of people. While states engaged in various experiments from constitutional to moral governance, from People’s Courts to human rights policies, citizens actively contributed, subverted, and renegotiated official regimes of justice. This conference will explore experiments in law and regulations, narratives and theories of justice, translations and material objectifications of justice, and ethic and affective circulations of justice and morality in its local and global forms.

We invite comparative and interdisciplinary research-based contributions on various issues interconnected with the topic of justice in various socialist and post-socialist societies and in the regions affected by socialism and post-socialism. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

· law, justice, morality

· justice, nationalism, and the state

· local, national, and transnational regimes of justice

· art, science, religion, and justice

· justice and citizenship

· philosophical perspectives on justice

· grassroots moral economies and ethical frameworks

Keynote speakers: Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) and Robert M. Hayden (University of Pittsburgh)

Please send a 300 word abstract and a short CV by November 1st, 2013, to Lynn Stevens at havighurstcenter@muohio.edu. Please include your full name, paper title, and academic affiliation. Write “YRC, SOYUZ 2014” in the subject line. Papers will be selected and notifications made by January 1, 2014. Limited funding will be available to cover local expenses of participants. If selected to participate in the conference, you will be expected to submit a completed paper to the Havighurst Center by February 1st, 2014.

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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.

We would like to explore Kosík ́s seminal work in both breadth and depth. To that end, we
welcome papers addressing the following topics:


• Kosík in dialogue with other thinkers, such as Hegel, Marx, Labriola, Gramsci,
Lukács, Heidegger, Marcuse, Popper, Gonseth, and Weber.
• Kosík ́s response to other currents of thought, especially phenomenology,
structuralism, existentialism, critical theory, and positivism.
• Kosík’s work in relation to other varieties of Marxist humanism.
• Dialectics of the Concrete in the context of Kosík ́s overall philosophical œuvre.
• Dialectics of the Concrete and its influence on political theory, aesthetics,
theology, cultural anthropology, sociology, pedagogy, and other fields.
• The reception and critique of Kosík ́s Dialectics of the Concrete in different parts
of the world, such as East-Central Europe; in Germany, Italy, Russia, and
Scandinavia; the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Lusophone
worlds; China, Japan, and other countries in Asia.

Papers addressing other topics related to Kosík's work are also welcome.

The conference will be conducted in English. Proposals – including a title and an abstract of
100 – 200 words – should be sent by 31 December 2013 to landa@flu.cas.cz. Submissions
must be in .doc or .rtf format. Notice of acceptance will be sent by 30 January 2014. A
conference fee of 100 Euros (60 Euros for students) will cover the costs of organising the
conference (including conference accessories and coffee breaks). Details about the method
of payment will be announced after abstract acceptance. The conference proceedings will be
published as a book in 2015.

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CFA: Fellowship: 2014 Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Competition Accepting Applications

Deadline: November 5, 2013

From: IDRF idrf@ssrc.org

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

The Mellon
International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

Deadline: November 5, 2013

Application portal: http://soap.ssrc.org/

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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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2014/15-2015/16 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2008. Mellon Fellowships are open to international applicants. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2014 are eligible. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit the following materials for consideration:

a curriculum vitae

a detailed statement of research interests

a writing sample

course proposals for the courses the Mellon Fellow will teach while in residence at Cornell

three letters of recommendation

Applications are due by December 15, 2013 to the address below; we encourage applicants to contact the Anthropology department if they will be attending the AAA meetings ( nr29@cornell.edu ).

Applications should be sent to:

Paula L. Epps-Cepero
Program Administrator
Society for the Humanities
Cornell University
27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14853

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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: Cultural transfer and political conflicts. Film festivals in the Cold War

Deadline: October 31, 2013

Cultural transfer and political conflicts. Film festivals in the Cold War

May 9-10, 2014 — Leipzig, Germany)

Film festivals are often political issues. In 1956 for instance, Alain Resnais’ documentary „Night And Fog“ about the crimes against Jews during the Nazi era was supposed to be presented in Cannes. But the West German as well as the French government intervened against the screening to prevent discussions about the holocaust that could affect the French-German relations. In 1963, Federico Fellinis film “8 ½“ caused a scandal at the Moscow International Film Festival after the jury awarded the film one of the main pricesprizes. Soviet politicians criticised the decision and reprimanded the jury for their “mistake”. In 1970, the Berlinale was even broken off completely because the jury resigned after a controversial debate about Michael Verhoevens Vietnam film „o.k.”

These examples illustrate the significance of Film festivals for a cultural history of the Cold War. The history of the festivals includes aspects interesting in relation to contemporary history, because after the war each festival – willingly or not – had to deal with the political and social developments in the world. While film turned into the most powerful media during the 20th century the European festivals established as schowcases for filmmakers and their perception of reality. Concurrently other private and governmental players were also interested in the prestigious character of the festivals: film producers as well as politicians used them to present their ideas on politics und arts publicly.

For research into the history of the festivals, not only the films chosen or refused for a festival for their political content or artistic quality are of particular interest as a field of study. Furthermore, the festivals’ backdrop of cultural policy also permits conclusions about processes that are interesting historically, for instance, the funding of the festivals, the awards given to some of the films or the perception of the festivals in contemporary media. Last but not least, the institutional and personal relationships between the festivals may be subject to historical study to outline the political tension and interdependency between both rivalling blocks of power.

The workshop will focus on the relevance of Film festivals in the context of cultural policy during the period of the Cold War. Papers should discuss political or cultural conflicts in the context of the festivals and examine their social background. Furthermore, papers could address the relevance of Film festivals for a cultural transfer between Eastern and Western Europe, e.g. through the participation of directors or journalists from the different blocks.

Beside the “big” Festivals in Cannes, Venice or Berlin the workshop will focus in particular on the Eastern European Festivals, e.g. Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Belgrade or Krakow. The main aim of the workshop is to outline the differences between the festivals and to illustrate their cultural political context. Papers can be presented in German or English.

Please submit your proposal (maximum 500 words) together with a short C.V. until October 31st to:
andreas.koetzing@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
caroline.moine@uvsq.fr

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Job: The New School for Social Research, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Deadline: November 1, 2013


The New School looks to make a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Anthropology. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s emphasis on interdisciplinarity, innovative pedagogy, and conceptually rigorous and ethnographically grounded scholarship.

Geographic area and subject specializations are open. Research foci may include but are not limited to urban design, science & technology, and media. We particularly encourage applicants whose scholarly work and intellectual practice reaches across theoretical and disciplinary divides. The University is pursuing stronger ties between the three divisions of The New School: The New School for Social Research, Parsons, School of Design, and The New School for Public Engagement. We encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to this initiative.

Applicants must have PhD in hand by August 31, 2013. Please send a letter of application, a current CV, and the names of three referees by November 1, 2013 to: Anthropology Search Committee, The New School, 6 E.16th St., 9th Floor, NY, NY 10003.

The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs including employment and promotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status.

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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

The Fifty-Second Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, GA, April 10-12, 2014. The meeting will be hosted by Georgia State University. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, East European, and Eurasian studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. Papers and panels on all topics will be considered. The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2014. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, the panel or paper proposals should indicate so when submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Email (preferably) your proposals to Sharon Kowalsky at Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu, or send it by conventional post to:

Dr. Sharon Kowalsky
Department of History
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Dr. Hugh Hudson, Georgia State University, hhudson@gsu.edu. For questions, proposals or other information regarding the program, please contact Sharon Kowalsky at Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu or 903-886-5627.

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Job: Penn State Russian Lecturer Position

Deadline: November 1, 2013


Lecturer in Russian

The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) invites applications for a full-time lectureship position (non tenure-track) in Russian, for up to a 3-year term to begin in Fall 2014 with possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching Russian language courses at all levels as well as undergraduate Russian literature and culture courses taught in Russian and English including a large-enrollment online Russian culture course taught in English. Teaching experience in the US is highly desirable. Teaching load is 3-3. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in English and Russian and hold at least a Master’s degree in Russian or related field, Ph.D. preferable. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits.

Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae electronically at the following website: www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Please have three letters of recommendation (under separate cover) sent to Bonnie Rossman (bjr19@psu.edu). For more information on our program, please consult http://german.la.psu.edu/slavic/index.shtml.

Review of applications begins on November 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workplace.

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September 10, 2013

CFA 2014-15 Fung Global Fellows Program on Global Diffusion - Call for Applications

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Fung Global Fellows Program, a program for visiting scholars administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University, is currently accepting applications for the 2014–15 academic year from international scholars working on new, innovative ways to study “Global Diffusion,” the program’s theme for that year.

Scholars in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in any region of the world other than the United States who have received their Ph.D. within the past ten years are invited to apply.

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements, and the application process go to www.princeton.edu/funggfp.

Applications are due on
November 1, 2013.

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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/Conferences & Workshops: Translation in Russian Contexts, Uppsala University, Sweden

Deadline: November 1, 2013


The field of Translation Studies has recently seen a broadening of geographical perspectives. Attention has shifted from largely Eurocentric concerns to non-European areas and traditions. However, only recently has Europe's 'internal Other' - Russia and Eastern Europe - been recognized as a distinct 'translation zone' of complex historical and social contexts, transcultural and translingual mediations and formative processes. Much work remains to be done, particularly in relation to the vast space successively occupied by the Russian empire, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation - a geographical area that has seen multifaceted, large-scale translation activities, as well as a long history of sophisticated theoretical reflection, both of which are little known outside its boundaries. This blind spot within Translation Studies has its counterpart within the field of Slavic Studies, where phenomena related to translation and their significance for cultural production remain understudied. This conference sets out to fill this gap by focusing on translation in Russian contexts from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

The conference will also explore the phenomena of translingualism and transculturality in relation to various practices and theoretical conceptions of translation. This is of particular relevance due to the heterogeneous ethnic makeup of authors writing in Russian and to the successive waves of emigration to the West. On the basis of Russian-related material, the conference will explore the implications of translingual literature and transculturality for the field of Translation Studies.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers dealing with the following topics related to Russian contexts:
Translation and Transculturality in Early Contexts
Translation and Transculturality in the 19th?21st Centuries
Translating Non-Fiction: Contexts of Science and Philosophy
Institutional Contexts of Translation (e.g. the roles of publishing
houses, writers' organizations, and translation seminars)
Translatio Imperii: Contexts of 'Nationalities' Translation
Contexts of Contestation: Discourses on Translation and Translational Canons
Diaspora Contexts: Self-Translation and Translingual Russian Literature
Metacontexts: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Proposal submission
Abstracts of 200 words and a short bio should be sent to: julie.hansen@ucrs.uu.se & susanna.witt@ucrs.uu.se. Include your title, affiliation and email address. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2013.

Download this Cfp as a PDF:
http://www.ucrs.uu.se/digitalAssets/171/171252_translationrussiancontextscfp.pdf

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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.

Each conference is interdisciplinary and presents a broad spectrum of contemporary biographical research in the fields of history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, literary studies and a number of other disciplines. We are interested in different approaches and their point of contact and in methods of describing and presenting biography.

The main topics for the 12th Conference are: Autobiography, Hagiography, the Biography of Biographers, Sources, Collective Biography, Theory of Biography, Narratives, Political Biography, Biographical Dictionaries, Biography and Myth, Death and Biography and others.

All sessions will be held in Russian. Papers must not exceed 20 minutes; every paper is followed by 20 minutes discussion. A conference volume will be published (only papers given at the conference qualify for publication).

The conference organisers are unable to fund travel or accommodation in St Petersburg.

We are now inviting paper proposals. The deadline for proposals is 1 April 2014. Please send your proposal as a single file in Word format to iofe.readings@gmail.com. Your proposal should contain an abstract of no more than 2000 characters in length and a short CV (name, employment/study, function, main publications – no more than 300 signs). The subject line should read “12th Readings. Paper Proposal *Your Name*”

Director: Irina Flige (Director of the Research and Information Centre “Memorial”);

Coordinator: Tatyana Kosinova ( kossinova@mail.ru, + 7 921 743 4557).

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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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach undergraduate language, literature and culture courses at all levels in Russian and in English
• Participate in the design, delivery and administration of the PSU Russian Flagship Program
• Provide undergraduate advising
• Develop and support community partnerships
• Assist in extracurricular student activities
• Perform service for the Department, College and University as required

Key Cultural Competencies

• Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences
• Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds
• Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment or expected within first term of appointment
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and service
• Native or near-native proficiency in English and in Russian
• Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction

Compensation

Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or one dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.

To Apply

The deadline for receipt of applications is
December 16, 2013. Interviews will be conducted at AATSEEL, January 9-12, 2014.

Your application should include a:

1. Letter of Interest
2. C.V.
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Three letters of recommendation (your referees may submit letters of recommendation as email attachments to: wlldept@pdx.edu)

Mail all other required application materials (1-3) to:

Russian Search Committee
Portland State University
Department of World Languages and Literatures
PO Box 751 (WLL
Portland OR 97207-0751

To learn more about our department see www.pdx.edu/wll

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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.

Because the Falco Group is a non-profit organization, it tries to keep the price of the camp low and affordable, and as a result is limited in the amount of compensation it can offer to the Camp Leaders. In short, this is what can be offered:

1. Invitation for a 3-month visa.

2. Room and board during the period of the camps.

3. “Pocket money” for each day of the camp. (This is approximately $25 per day, paid in Rubles).

To get an idea of how this past summer’s camp was, you may visit the Most Camp’s web site at: www.mostcamp.org

For more information email: www.american-center-krasnodar.ru

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Fellowships & Funding: Autrey Visiting Scholars External Faculty Fellowships

Deadline: 11/01/2013

Sponsor: Rice University
Program Number: 94575
Title: Autrey Visiting Scholars External Faculty Fellowships
E-mail: hrc@rice.edu
Web Site: http://hrc.rice.edu/externalfaculty.aspx
Program URL: http://hrc.rice.edu/externalfaculty.aspx
SYNOPSIS: The Humanities Research Center grants external faculty
fellowships for one semester or a full academic year. This will grant
Rice faculty and students access to scholars who might not be able to
come for an entire term and allow fellows to co-teach portions of
existing courses. Fellowships are awarded to support research projects
in the humanities. This includes, but is not limited to history,
philosophy, languages, literature, linguistics, religious studies, art
history and the arts. Proposals employing humanistic approaches are
welcome from anthropology and other social sciences, natural sciences,
music, architecture, engineering, and other fields.
Deadline(s): 11/01/2013


Link to full program description: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?94575

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September 05, 2013

Fellowships & Funding: Lilly Fellows Postdoctoral Teaching Program

Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowships are two-year residential fellowships for teacher-scholars who seek to renew and enrich their intellectual and professional lives while preparing for leadership roles at church-related institutions of higher learning. Each academic year, up to three Fellows are appointed for two-year periods. Fellows are selected from applicants who have an interest in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and seek a career at a church-related college or university. Fellows are in residence at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Lilly Fellows are incorporated into a community of Christian teacher-scholars through:

Teaching experiences in seven courses over two years in appropriate departments and Christ College (Honors College) at Valparaiso University
Mentoring over the course of two years by a senior faculty member from the Fellow's discipline or Christ College
Participation in weekly meetings of a two-year colloquium program led by Senior Fellows from Valparaiso University
Research opportunities for scholarly or creative work in the Fellow's field and in the relationship of Christianity to the academic vocation
Opportunities to develop contact with representatives selected from the Program's National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities
Assistance in the second year with post-doctoral career planning and placement

For Eligibility, Appointment, and Compensation, click here

For Application Procedures, click here

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Fellowships at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of
Heidelberg. Building on the structures established by the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global
Context," it is open to scholars especially in the humanities and the social sciences. Founded in April 2013, the
Institute assembles scholars from all over the world to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue and to enhance their
understanding of transcultural processes. The institute offers an M.A. and a Doctoral Programme in Transcultural
Studies.

In addition to five permanent fellows (the HCTS professorships in Transcultural Studies), a group of senior and junior
fellows is invited each year to join the HCTS to pursue their own research and to engage in discussions with other
fellows as well as graduate students around a common theme. Fellows can choose to be in residence in Heidelberg
for a period ranging from between six months to two academic years.

Detours—Mediated Circulations of Knowledge

Movements of knowledge depend on multiple agents, frames, and pathways, and rarely proceed in linear fashion.
How can we get a firmer grasp on the ways and means by which knowledge is mediated in different times and
spaces? Who are the intermediaries that make knowledge travel, how can we best describe their practices, and
what are the objects on which their mediations rely?

Transcultural exchanges in a pre-modern world

The premise that cultures are formed through transcultural relationships implies that migrant actors, objects and
knowledge are not unique attributes of the globalized present. What kind of a conceptual framework do we require to
make sense of circulatory practices before the advent of modern communication and to describe the nature of the
shifts such practices undergo in the present? How can the investigation of transcultural links in Antiquity, the Middle
Ages or the Early Modern Period lead to a rethinking of notions of periodization, community and representation?
How can we recuperate experiences, cosmologies and practices which articulated and simultaneously shaped a
consciousness of worlds beyond the local?

Urban Spaces

Urbanisation patterns and processes are key to cultural dynamics and globalisation. For a better understanding of
entanglements between Asia, Europe and the world, across time and space, questions of the (trans)formation of
urban space are central. How do traditional forms of living change through media, mobility and demographic
developments, what concepts and perceptions of urbanity are developed accordingly? How can we reconceive, from
a transcultural perspective, the management of migration flows, citizenship, ethnopolitical discourses and
demographic shifts (ageing, gender, leisure) as they manifest themselves in urban space? In what ways could the
intensity of entanglement generate modes of resistance and discourses of radical alterity?

Themes 2014-15

Detours—Mediated Circulations of Knowledge
Transcultural exchanges in a pre-modern world
Urban Spaces

Application and more info: www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/research/hcts-fellowship-programme.html

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Fellowships & Funding: Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2013

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
awards three to nine month scholarships 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. Those
proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia,
the Caucasus and contemporary issues are particularly welcome.

Address: Kennan Institute
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
U.S.A.
E-mail: kennan@wilsoncenter.org
Web Site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships-grants
Program URL: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/title-viii-research-scholarships

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Announcement: New Website for Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture

The Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.shera-art.org. SHERA brings together scholars specializing in the art and architecture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, from ancient times to the present day. Please feel free to share the link with colleagues and students who might be interested in this resource.

The website feature information about SHERA, a News blog, member research, and a Resources page with over 100 listings to museums, web resources, and more. Prospective members may now join SHERA online through a secure Paypal system.

The site was designed and built by Adam Snetman, the founder of Starting Now (http://startingnow.co) with input from SHERA's officers. Special thanks are due to Kathleen Duff and Anna Sokolina for outstanding contributions to the Resources page.

SHERA will continue to use its listserv for questions and discussion among subscribers. You may subscribe to the listserv at http://lists.oakland.edu/mailman/listinfo/shera. Sending an email to shera@lists.oakland.edu will post your message to all list subscribers.

Please contact SHERA's officers at SHERA.artarchitecture@gmail.com with contributions to thewebsite's News blog, the Resources page or comments and suggestions about the website.

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Volunteer: Reading Habits of Samizdat Activists

Reading Habits and Dissent during the Period of Stagnation in the Soviet Union, 1960s-1980s, a joint research project of Oxford University and the “Memorial” Society in Moscow, is inviting volunteer contributors.

We are researching the impact of reading habits on late Soviet dissent. Apart from being prolific writers, dissenting intellectuals were experts in proliferating texts they considered important. The majority of samizdat (i.e. self-published) texts were reproductions, often translations, of texts that were unavailable to the general readership. We aim to establish which literary, philosophical and theological texts were popular among dissenters/samizdat authors.

While many of the samizdat authors’ own texts have been collated, republished, and researched, reconstructing what these people read is infinitely more difficult. There are no convenient catalogues telling us which texts they studied or where the texts came from. Instead, we have to piece together this information from multiple disparate sources: surviving samizdat journals, archives, memoirs and academic studies.

This is where you can help. We are looking for motivated individuals (good reading knowledge of Russian essential) who like to read memoirs or work with oral history sources, and/or are interested in bibliographical/archival research, and/or would like to develop their own approach for participating in what we hope to turn into a larger, multi-agency project.


For more information please visit

http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/russian/reading-dissent/

or

http://www.memo.ru/d/167195.html

or contact one of the researchers:

Josie von Zitzewitz (Oxford): Josephine.vonzitzewitz@new.ox.ac.uk
Gennady Kuzovkin (Moscow): memo.projects@gmail.com

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CFP: Russian Girl’s Studies: Agenda and Prospects

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Russian Girl’s Studies: Agenda and Prospects

Girls born in the late 90's - early 2000's are fast entering into the
social life in Russia. In contrast with previous generations of girls
this is really new, postsoviet generation - the generation of the
Internet, social networks and global mass culture. They speak in a
different voice, raise new issues and seek to get answers to them.
Today’s Russian society experiencing an evident cultural and political
conflict between conservatives and modernists is increasingly concerned
about the ways girls move into adulthood and sometimes falls into moral
panic. Public discourse represented in mass media and Internet
demonstrates an over-sensitive or even aggressive reaction to girls’
unexpected advocacy or other offbeat patterns of behavior. However till
now this is not adequately reflected in the academic debates.


Despite the fact that gender studies in Russia emerged in the early 1990s
and have already become a multidisciplinary research area, Girlhood
studies have always been fragmented and dispersed in them: girls are still
very rarely seen by Russian researchers as a separate and peculiar age and
gender group. It can be safely said that girlhood studies have not grown
beyond the boundaries of traditional descriptive approaches whereby
girlhood is viewed as a closed, undeveloped world, a “pre-life”. It’s as
if girls are denied the right to reflect or act.
In Russia the academic discussion about Girlhood Studies has been
initiated through the international cooperation of International
Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (The Gorbachev
Foundation), the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Girlhood Studies: An
Interdisciplinary Journal and The Journal of Social Policy Studies
(Russia). We consider Girlhood Studies as an innovative theoretical
approach and significant sphere of international interdisciplinary
dialogue in relation to girlhood. Such a dialogue could expand the vision
that has taken shape in gender studies/women studies as well as influence
on public debate about girls which are becoming more visible and
challenging in modern culture. We believe that this special issue of GHS
Journal will help to open a new area of research and public discussion
in today’s Russia.
We invite scholars from all academic disciplines working on various
subjects within Russian Girls’ Studies , Gender Studies and Women Studies
to take part in a special issue

Themes which seem of particular interest include, but are by no means
limited to:

* Experiencing transformation: Russian girls of various ages and
different generations through the lens of statistics and sociology
* Rethinking femininities: girl culture in contemporary Russia
* Girl's experience and its interpretation by the girls: how has
gender, class, locality and
* ethnicity intertwined in these interpretations
* Challenges and risks that girls in Russia facing today

Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Iarskaia - Smirnova will be guest-editing
this themed issue and will contribute an introductory overview of Russian
research on girls and girlhood.

Article submission
Please direct inquiries to Guest Editors Olga Zdravomyslova
(olgazdrav@gorby.ru)
and Elena Iarskaia - Smirnova (elena.iarskaia@socpolicy.ru) or Editors
Claudia Mitchell,
(claudia.mitchell@mcgill.ca) and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh (jxr67@psu.edu).

Manuscripts due: January 15, 2014
Articles may be no longer than 7,000 words (including abstract (up to 150
words), keywords, notes, captions and tables (if any), acknowledgements
(if any), biographical details (up to100 words, taken from the cover page)
and references). Girlhood Studies uses Chicago Style as outlined on the
journal website below. Authors should also provide a cover page containing
their brief biographical details, institutional affiliation(s) and full
contact information including an email

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Job: English Language Teaching in Moscow

The chain of language centers Talisman which offers fee-paying foreign
Language teaching in Moscow and in Yekaterinburg. We are in search of
Native speaker English language teachers. If you are interested in
getting a job in Moscow or in Yekaterinburg for a while and if you are
ready to consider a job offer from out part of the world, please
contact us at e.cherdanceva@talisman-online.ru and we will arrange a
Skype interview at your convenience.

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Fellowships & Funding: American Research Institute in Turkey

Deadline: November 1, 2013

ARIT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2014-2015

ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2014-2015. ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipends range from $16,800 to 50,400.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2014-2015. ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, for terms from one to three months up to one academic year. Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.

Applications for ARIT research fellowships must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2013. The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2014.

Contact:
Nancy Leinwand
American Research Institute in Turkey
University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6324

tel 215 898 3474
fax 215 898 0657
leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

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September 04, 2013

CREES Job: Administrative Assistant

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), an affiliate of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, seeks a student employee who can provide general office and outreach assistance. Duties will include but are not limited to: providing assistance setting up events and hosting visitors, preparing flyers and other event announcements, assisting with implementation of K-16 outreach/teacher training and evaluation activities, updating databases, copying and scanning, filing, and other duties as needed.

Job requirements: Excellent oral and written skills; initiative; ability to follow a task through to completion; attention to details; punctuality and dependability. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Office applications. Academic background on Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia is an asset for this position. Must be available to work on Wednesdays from 11 AM to 2 PM; other times by arrangement. Preference will be given to students with work-study funding, but applications from students without work-study funding will also be considered.

In addition to applying online (https://www.studentemployment.umich.edu/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=24898&s=1), applicants should submit a copy of their resume to crees@umich.edu. When sending your resume to crees@umich.edu, please note whether you have work-study funds.

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