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Funding: Procházka Funds for Czech or Slovak Studies, Application Deadline May 20

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

THE DEPARTMENT OF SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

FROM THE

PROCHAZKA FUNDS

2011

DEADLINE:
Friday, May 20, 2011

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT

PROCHÁZKA FUNDS
for Czech and Slovak Language Study
2011
Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is soliciting applications for those interested in any area in Czech or Slovak Studies during Summer 2011 with the support of a fellowship from the Procházka Funds

All applicants must be graduate students. Priority will be given to graduate students in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.

There is no application form for the award, but application letters should include:

  • a cover letter and a statement of purpose describing the proposed plan of study or research and its relevance to your academic program
  • a proposed budget
The selection committee will also request a copy of each applicant’s graduate transcript for review.
Applications are due by Friday, May 20, 2011.

Submit applications to:
Prochazka Funds
c/o Tracy Davis
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Foster 406)
slavic-department@uchicago.edu

If you are interested in information about language study programs in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, please contact Steven Clancy at sclancy@uchicago.edu

 

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Summer School of Slavonic Languages in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Application Deadline June 30

SUMMER SCHOOL OF SLAVONIC LANGUAGES
FACULTY OF ARTS, PALACKY UNIVERSITY IN OLOMOUC

25th course: July 23 – August 20, 2011

The Summer School of Slavonic Languages (SSSL) at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc organizes courses of Czech language for foreigners and also other courses in Slavonic languages, Russian language or Polish language in particular, for students from other countries. The Summer School is designed for professors, senior lecturers, lectors and students of Czech language and literature or Slavonic studies, translators, journalists and people from the general public interested in Czech language, literature, history, and culture. The programme comprises also courses for beginners. English and Czech are communicative languages used according to students’ level. The lessons are complemented with additional events – film club, theatre workshop, workshop of folklore dances, two one-day trips and a weekend trip to Prague, etc. (see below).

After finishing the intensive language course each student of the SSSL will receive a certificate stating the achieved language level (based on test results). The four-week SSSL course corresponds to one academic semester/term of Czech philology at the University. The number of credits will be awarded to the students by their home universities. Students, who fail the final exam or who will not finish the course from various reasons (see below), will receive a certification of attendance at the SSSL course.

Since 2007, the University has provided the students the opportunity to obtain an international certificate of the European Union, so called ECL exam – more information can be found on www.ecl.upol.cz,www.ecl-test.com or here. Information about the exam will be also provided during the summer course.

T rooms and the University library are available to students. Internet is also available to students accommodated in the dormitories of Palacký University.

Applicants for the Scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic are advised to contact the Czech Embassy in their home country. The scholarships are awarded only to candidates nominated by responsible authorities in the partner countries; the number of such participants is limited. More information about the application process, deadlines, etc. is to be found at Czech consulates and embassies abroad. If you prefer the Summer School in Olomouc to the other schools in the Czech Republic, please state this clearly in your application form.

You can participate in the Summer School course as an individually paying participant covering all the costs.

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Czech Language Classes in Summer 2011, UCLA

Letní škola českých studií v Kalifornii

Intensive Introductory or Intermediate Czech at UCLA

Six-week courses: June 20–July 29, 2011

Each course will be the credit equivalent of two semesters of instruction.

Classes will meet Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm.

Both courses will emphasize practical skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Films, music, speakers, and Czech cultural activities will be an essential part of the learning experience.

As an ACLS-sponsored program, there is no tuition for graduate students in related fields!

For more information, see UCLA’s Summer Program website.

Summer School of Czech Studies in California

Intensive Intermediate Czech
Dr. David Danaher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

David first visited the Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia) months after the 1989 Velvet Revolution and has been studying and teaching Czech ever since.

We will use L. Holá’s Step by Step 2 as our textbook and will work in detail with Miloš Forman’s acclaimed film Lásky jedné plavovlásky (Loves of a Blonde).

Visit David’s website for Czech-related materials or email him at pes “at” mac.com.

Intensive Introductory Czech
Dr. Susan Kresin, UCLA

Susan teaches Czech at UCLA.  As the textbook for the introductory course, we will be using Čeština hrou (Czech for Fun), which she co-authored with Ilona Kořánová, Hope Subak-Kašpar, and Filip Kašpar.

Visit UCLA’s website for Czech studies or email Susan at kresin “at” humnet.ucla.edu.

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Call for Papers: Twelfth Annual Czech Studies Workshop, Columbia University, Proposal Abstract Deadline January 15

CALL FOR PAPERS
TWELFTH ANNUAL CZECH STUDIES WORKSHOP
at Columbia University, New York

The Twelfth Annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at Columbia University on April 29-30, 2011, welcomes proposals for papers on Czech topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Slovak topics will also be considered.

In the past, our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas of interest have included: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format, and junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate.

Limited funding is available to reimburse participants’ travel and accommodation costs.

To submit a proposal for the workshop, please send an abstract of
approximately 250 words to: czechstudiesworkshop2011@yahoo.com,
including your name, full address, institutional affiliation, daytime telephone and e-mail address with your proposal.

Alternatively, you may send a hard copy of your abstract and personal data to:

Chris Harwood
Slavic Department, Columbia University
708 Hamilton Hall – MC 2839
1130 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027

The firm deadline for receipt of proposals is January 15, 2011.
For more information, please contact Chris Harwood at cwh4@columbia.edu.

The 2011 Czech Studies Workshop is supported by funding from the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.

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27th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Information taken from http://www.cicff.org/

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival is the largest festival for films for children in North America.
Bellow is a short digest of some of the films from the CEERES regions of the world.
Follow this link to a different post about Russian films.

Saturday, October 23:
Log Jam: “KJFG No. 5″ (Hungary) – 9:30am
Ice Master (Latvia) – 11:00am
Head Dwellers Part 2: “Neighboring” (Hungary) – 1:00pm

Sunday, October 24:
Dog and Flea (Croatia) – 9:30am, 3:00pm
Tiger (Latvia) – 11:00am
The Widely Travelled Little Mouse (Hungary) – 11:00am
Correctional Facility for Parents (Croatia) – 1:00pm
Alarm Clock (Croatia) – 3:00pm
In the Attic (Czech Republic) – 7:00pm
Log Jam (Hungary) – 9:00pm

Saturday, October 30
Log Jam (Hungary) – 9:30am, 3:00pm
Shammies: “How Shammies Bathed” (Latvia) – 9:30am
How the Bunny Didn’t Turn to Be Someone Else (Russia) – 9:30am
Two Princesses (Russia) – 11:00am
Cello (Russia) – 1:00pm
Tiger (Latvia) – 3:00pm
The Most Scary Animal (Russia) – 3:00pm

Sunday, October 31
Shammies: “How Shammies Bathed” (Latvia) – 9:30am
Polish Fairy Tales: “Winter Fairies” (Poland) – 9:30am
Blue Magic (Croatia) – 1:00pm

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CET Study Abroad Programs in Prague for Spring, Summer, Fall 2011; Spring Deadline: October 1

The following message comes to CEERES from CET Academic Programs:

CET Academic Programs offers five study abroad programs in Prague in Central European Studies, Jewish Studies, Film Production, Photography, and New Media. These programs are available in the fall, spring, and summer of 2011.

For more information, please visit www.cetacademicprograms.com.

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Visiting Lecturer Position in Czech Language and Culture at Indiana University, Preferred Submission Date November 1

Visiting lecturer position Czech language and culture

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an opening for a two-year visiting lecturer in Czech language, culture and/or literature, starting in the fall semester 2011. The successful candidate should have native or near-native Czech, ability to teach Czech literature, culture, and/or film in English, teaching experience, and knowledge of best practices in foreign language pedagogy. Ph.D. or ABD in a field related to the teaching of Czech language and familiarity with the American university system is required. Standard course load is three courses per semester. Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University, BH 502, Bloomington, IN 47405-7103. Applications can also be submitted electronically to: iuslavic@indiana.edu, subject line: Czech. Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2010, but will be considered until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct initial interviews at ASEEES and/or AATSEEL in Los Angeles, after which we hope to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Committee:

Steven Franks, ex officio
Ronald Feldstein, committee chair
Jeffrey Holdeman
Maria Shardakova
Miriam Shrager

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New Director Position, Institute of the Czech Language of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

The Institute of the Czech Language of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague) is seeking a new director.

More information could be found here: http://abicko.avcr.cz/cs/sd/novinky/hlavni-stranka/news_0373.html.

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Czech Photography Exhibitions in Chicago, Opening Reception January 28

A message from the Czech Consulate in Chicago:

Dear friends and partners of the Czech Consulate General in Chicago,

We have a great pleasure to invite you to two remarkable exhibitions of
Czech photography organized by Museum of Contemporary Photography at
Columbia College Chicago with the support of the Czech Consulate, of the
Kristyna M. Driehaus Foundation and of the Prague Committee of the Chicago
Sister Cities International Program. The exhibitions highlight the work of
six contemporary Czech photographers as well as present to the Chicago
public some of the best pieces from the legendary Baruch Collection.

Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, 600
S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605.

The exhibitions will be open to public: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday
-Saturday), 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Thursday), 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Sunday) until March 28, 2010.

For more information please visit:
http://www.mocp.org/the_latest/2010_01_11.html
http://www.mocp.org/the_latest/2010_01_12.html

Consulate General of the Czech Republic
205 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1680
Chicago, IL 60601
chicago@embassy.mzv.cz
www.mzv.cz/chicago

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Call for Papers: Eleventh Annual Czech Studies Workshop, UNC-Chapel Hill, Deadline: January 8

Call for Papers
Eleventh Annual Czech Studies Workshop
April 9-10, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Eleventh Annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 9-10, 2010, welcomes papers on Czech topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Slovak topics will also be considered. In the past our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, sociology, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format. Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate.

Applications should include:
Name
Full address
Institutional affiliation
Daytime telephone
Email address
Paper title
Paper abstract of approximately 250 words
Curriculum vitae

Please email these application materials to CzechStudies2010@gmail.com <mailto:CzechStudies2010@gmail.com> or mail your applications to:
Chad Bryant
Department of History
CB #3195, Hamilton Hall
UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195

** The deadline for submitting proposals is January 8, 2010. **

For more information, contact Chad Bryant at bryantc@email.unc.edu.

The 2010 Czech Studies Workshop is supported by funding from the Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; the Center for European Studies; the Office of International Affairs; the College of Arts and Sciences; the Department of History; the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; the Music Department; and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature as well as the Department of History at North Carolina State University and the Czechoslovak Studies Association.

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