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European Summer Institute 2010 on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels, Final Deadline: May 15

The Prague’s Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku – CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming European Summer Institute 2010 (ESI 2010) on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels

Where? Prague, Czech Republic

When? July 3-10, 2010

Who? Prague’s Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku <http://www.cpvp.cz/> – CPVP) and INstrategy – Institute for European and National Strategies <http://www.instrategy.cz/> have teamed up to organize the seventh Summer Institute On the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels (ESI2010).

Why? The European Summer Institute 2010 is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

What is it about? The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different cultural environments. The ESI2010 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

We invite you to visit our new website http://esi.cpvp.cz/ discover all the details about the ESI2010. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.

We also suggest students to submit their applications by Early Bird Application Deadline of April 30,2010. The Final Deadline is May 15, 2010.

Should you have any questions regarding the ESI2010 and/or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

European Summer Institute 2010
Center for Public Policy
Vyjezdova 510
190 11 Prague 9
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 737 679 605
Fax: +420 281 930 584
E-mail: esi@cpvp.cz

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CEERES/Slavic Colloquium: “Toyen’s Realism,” Malynne Sternstein, April 5

CEERES and Slavic Colloquium invite you to hear Malynne Sternstein (University of Chicago) present “Toyen’s Realism.”

From Prof. Sternstein’s abstract:

The talk will explore Toyen’s anti-war work and make a claim for a full civic engagement in Czech surrealism that was absent in the French version.  The claim involves a new articulation of what “realism” might be in “surrealism”, the “realismus” in Czech “nadrealismus” and jump off the point of the prefix “nad” as opposed to “sur” in the French.  I would also look closely at Toyen’s narrative silence as a bid for plastic vociferation, a clamor beyond the (closed) dialectic that so many advocates—and critics—of surrealism have seen regnant.  This beyond to the surrealist dialectic I see at work in Toyen’s wartime art is for me recognizable as a return of the repressed of realism or, pace Debord, a “détournement” of surrealism in realism.

Time: 4:30pm, April 5.
Location: Foster 106 (1130 E. 59th Street)

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Prague Summer Seminars, University of New Orleans, July 10-August 7

The Division of International Education at the University of New Orleans will is accepting applications for its Prague Summer Seminars program. The University of New Orleans has conducted the Prague Seminars Program for sixteen years in cooperation with prestigious Charles University.

Students enroll in two courses, earning 6 college credits. Classes in Photography, Literature, Music, History, Architecture, Film, and Czech Language are offered.Classes generally meet Monday through Friday, leaving weekends for field trips, individual travel, and personal discovery. Other planned activities include lectures, walking tours, films, dinners, and excursions, most of which are optional. Participants are accompanied by the academic and program directors, who facilitate the program in Prague and on the weekend trips.

Dates: July 10 – August 7
Program Cost: $4,295 (airfare not included), includes tuition and housing and more.

For more information, visit: http://inst.uno.edu/czech/

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European Spring Institute 2010 on the Future of Europe, Final Deadline: March 8

The Prague’s Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku – CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming European Spring Institute 2010 (ESI 2010) on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels

Where? Prague, Czech Republic

When? March 27 – April 3, 2010

Who? Prague’s Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku – CPVP) has teamed up to organize the tenth institute On the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels (ESI2010).

Why? The European Spring Institute 2010  is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their spring holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

What is it about? The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different cultural environments. The ESI2010 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

We invite you to visit our new website http://www.esi.cpvp.cz to discover all the details about the ESI2010. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.

We also suggest students to submit their applications by the Early Bird Application Deadline of February 22, 2010. The Final Deadline is March 8, 2010.

Should you have any questions regarding the ESI2010 and/or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

European Spring Institute 2010
Center for Public Policy
Vyjezdova 510
190 11 Prague 9
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 737 679 605
Fax: +420 281 930 584
E-mail: esi@cpvp.cz

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Call for Papers: Czech and Slovak Americans, University of Nebraska, Deadline: November 1

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln has issued a call for papers that demonstrate the value of cooperation between the Czech and Slovak Lands  and the Central US, past and present.  For more information, please, go to www.unl.edu/plains

For those interested, please submit an abstract of 150-200 words with a brief résumé in a Word document by NOVEMBER 1, 2009. Later submissions will be considered.  ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION is preferred. Use the Center’s e-mail address: < cgps [at] unl.edu > Please state the contact person, affiliation, address, telephone, and e-mail address in your submission and indicate in the subject line: 2010 Symposium: CZECH & SLOVAK AMERICANS. If sending by standard mail, please send two unfolded copies of the abstract and résumé/curriculum vita. All presenters must register for the symposium through the website or by mail. Persons whose proposals/abstracts are accepted will be expected to submit final papers at the conference. Great Plains Quarterly and Great Plains Research, the Center’s scholarly journals, have the first right to publish papers presented at the symposium.

Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce
Other Languages Section Head
Department of Modern Languages
1133 Oldfather Hall
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
NE 68588-0315

e-mail:  msaskova-pierce1 [at] unl.edu

Tel:  (402) 472 1336

Fax: (402) 472 0327

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Northwestern University: “Twenty Years of Laughter and Forgetting: Eastern/Central European Literature Since 1989″, October 15

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet in person one of the rising stars of the
Czech literature and her colleagues from Central Europe!

The Czech Consulate General in Chicago and Northwestern University in
cooperation with the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International
Program cordially invite you to a special literary reading and roundtable in
presence of writers Petra Hůlová (Czech Republic), Ferenc Barnas (Hungary)
and Drago Jančar (Slovenia):

Twenty Years of Laughter and Forgetting: Eastern/Central European Literature
since 1989

Moderator: Andrew Wachtel, Dean of The Graduate School, Northwestern
University

October 15, 2009
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Northwestern University Library
Forum Room
1970 Campus Drive, 2-South, Evanston, IL 60208

Free and open to public

Sponsored by The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago,
Northwestern University’s Buffett Center for International and Comparative
Studies, The Graduate School, The Department of Slavic Languages and
Literatures.

About Petra Hůlová

Petra Hůlová was born in Prague in 1979 and has published five critically
acclaimed novels in Czech. She won the Magnesia Litera Prize in the Czech
Republic in 2002 for ” Paměť mojí babičce”, here released as All This
Belongs to Me. Her prose “Umělohmotný třípokoj” won Jiri Orten Prize and the
novel “Stanice Tajga” Skvorecky Prize 2008.

Ms. Hůlová´s novel All This Belongs to Me translated in English by Alex
Zucker will be published by Northwestern University Press, book series
“Writings from and Unbound Europe”, in early October. This book as well as
Czech originals of Ms. Hůlová´s others novels will be on sale and available
for signing by the author after the reading.

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