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CfP: The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) Conference, Abstract Deadline April 8

American University (Washington, DC, USA) and the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association present

October 14-16, 2011
American University (Washington, DC, USA)

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) announces the Call for Papers for the 2011 annual conference. The conference will be held on the campus of American University (Washington, DC, USA) on Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2011.

Keynote speakers:

Gilles Fauconnier, UC San Diego
Jacques Moeschler, Université de Genève
Naomi Baron, American University

Abstracts are invited for presentations addressing issues of significance for cognitive linguistics with some bearing on data from the Slavic languages. As long as there is a cognitive orientation, papers may be on synchronic or diachronic topics in any of the traditional areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, or sociolinguistics. In addition to the Slavic Languages, relevant papers on other languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are also acceptable.

Abstracts may be submitted up until the deadline of April 8, 2011 to Abstracts should be approximately 500 words, but strict word limits are not required. Notification of acceptance will be provided by May 31, 2011. The abstract should be submitted as a word or pdf file as an attachment to an email message with “SCLC abstract submission” in the subject headline. Abstracts should be anonymous, but the author’s name, affiliation and contact information should be included in the email message.

Most presentations at SCLC are given in English, but may be in the native (Slavic) language of the presenter. However, if the presentation is not to be made in English we ask that you provide an abstract in English in addition to an abstract in any other SCLA language. Each presentation will be given 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Information on transportation, accommodations, and the conference venue will be forthcoming. Please see the conference website for further information.

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CfP: 12th Annual CESS Conference, Ohio State University, Abstract Submission Deadline March 1

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper proposals for the Twelfth Annual CESS Conference, September 15-18, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The event will be held at Ohio State University, hosted by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the Middle East Studies Center and the East Asian Studies Center. Panels begin Friday morning, September 16, and continue through mid-day on Sunday, September 18.

Panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship on Central Eurasia are welcome. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea and Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus, Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Central and Inner Asia. Practitioners and scholars in all humanities and social science disciplines with an interest in Central Eurasia are encouraged to participate.

The program will feature approximately 50 panels. There will also be a supplementary program including a welcome reception on Thursday, a conference dinner and a plenary speaker.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some preference in the selection process. In forming panels, consider including scholars whose work is situated outside of Central Eurasia but who can speak to the panel topic thematically or comparatively, especially in discussant roles. For complete details, please see the complete Call for Papers ( on the CESS website.

Registration information

The registration fees cover a welcome reception on Thursday and the conference dinner on Friday. The deadline for pre-registration payment (required for all presenters) is August 1.

Fees for 2011 are as follows (figures are in US dollars):

Regular fee members*: $80 $120 (after August 1)
Reduced fee members**: $40 $60 (after August 1)
Non-members: $140 $180 (after August 1)

* “Regular fee members” are those who have paid their annual dues at $60 or $75.

** “Reduced fee members” are those who qualify and have paid for membership at reduced fees.

Panel participants may submit the registration fee at the same time as submitting their proposal form, or at any time before the pre-registration deadline of August 1. We accept payment by credit card (preferred; see the Credit Card Payment Form (; all payments are in US$), or by check or money order. Check and money order payments should be mailed to: Central Eurasian Studies Society, Havighurst Center, Harrison Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA. Please consult the CESS Membership Form ( for full details on methods of payment.

NOTE: CESS does not have funds to support the costs of conference participation, and does not waive the conference fee for participants who cannot afford it. Participants must obtain their own funding — from personal resources, their own institutions, or grant-giving organizations which provide conference travel grants.

Further Information

If you do not have web access, or if you do not find the answer to your questions on the conference website, you can contact the conference organizers by e-mail at

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Conference: Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future, May 20-21

May 20-21st

Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future


This spring CEERES will co-sponsor the conference “Historical Poetics: Past, Present and Future.” Organized by Profs. Boris Maslov (UofC), Lina Steiner (UofC) and Michael Kunichika (NYU), the conference is intended as a forum in which to reflect upon the methodological potential of Historical Poetics in the wake of New Historicism.

Since the mid-1980s, the intersections of history and the arts have provided a focal point for much exciting work in the Humanities, often identified with New Historicism. At a time of the sustained deployment of historical approaches to the study of the arts, our conference will seek to supplement the new-historicist emphasis on the proximate sociocultural and political context with attention to phenomena that belong to the longue durée of literary history and history of art, such as the formation and evolution of devices, genres, styles, artistic systems and literary fields.

These issues lie at the center of Historical Poetics – an approach to literary history and the history of culture pioneered by Alexander Veselovsky (1838-1906) that has supplied the theoretical basis for the work of major 20th c. Russian literary theorists and historians, including Viktor Shklovsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Olga Freidenberg, and Mikhail  L. Gasparov.

In particular, the symposium will consider several theoretical hypotheses: that literary form is often central to maintaining and disseminating cultural meaning in space and time; that literary-historical inquiry contains a possible synthesis for contextualist approaches and those which are predicated on the immanence of literary phenomena; and lastly, that a historically grounded theoretical approach to literary praxis may productively engage with a set of questions which other methods (such as aesthetics, Marxism, and psychoanalysis) have sought to answer in universalist terms.

The conference will take place at the University of Chicago, from May 20-21, 2011. For more details please see the conference website:

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Slavic Forum, University of Chicago, May 13-14

Slavic Forum
When Friday, May 13 – Saturday, May 14, 2011
Where Franke Institute for the Humanities
Event type Conferences
Building/Room JRL S-102
Primary Sponsor CEERES
Other Sponsor(s) Slavic Langauges & Literatures
Conference Title Slavic Forum
Presenter(s) TBD
Contact Name Tracy Davis
Contact E-mail
Contact Phone 773-702-8033
Campus Map
Disability Clause Please contact the event sponsor(s) if you require assistance to fully participate in this event.
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Conference: Chopin and Paderewski 2010 International Conference, Loyola University Chicago, November 12-13

The multiple goals of the conference are: to explore Fryderyk Chopin as a composer, a master of Romantic music, and patriot; to look at Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a pianist, composer, philanthropist, diplomat, politician, and the third Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland; and to place Chopin, Paderewski, and Polish independence in the context of American and world culture and politics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Please visit for more information.

Participants include over twenty international scholars, poets, professors, critics,
musicians, performers, and historians.

Lectures are open to the public and free of charge.

&  S C H E D U L E

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lectures at Loyola Lake Shore Campus, Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Boguslaw Raba PhD, Musicologist, University of Wroclaw
Between Romanticism and Modernism, Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Compositional Oeuvre

Richard Dyer PhD, Music Critic and Lecturer
Paderewski on the Radio – Rare Recordings

10:45 –11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Maja Trochimczyk PhD, Musicologist, Independent Scholar, Poet, Translator
The Image of Paderewski: An Archangel, Idol, Statesman

Irena Poniatowska, PhD, Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw
President of the Programming Board of The Fryderyk Chopin National Institute
Chopin and Paderewski – Two Artistic and Patriotic Attitudes

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided

2:00 – 3:00

Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn PhD, Lecturer, Visiting Research Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
I. J. Paderewski and the Zakopane Connection

Malgorzata Perkowska-Waszek PhD, Musicologist, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
The Muses and Ladies of Ignacy Jan Paderewski

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Coffee break

3:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Documentary Film: Ignacy Jan Paderewski – zarys biografii (I. J. Paderewski – An Outline of His Biography), Andrzej Chiczewski, Director, 1999 (83 min)
Introduction, commentary and Q&A session with Zbigniew Banas, Lecturer, Loyola University; Film Critic
and Translator

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Benefit Piano Recital by Jan Milosz Lisiecki (Chicago Debut) and lecture by Dr. Richard Dyer;
The Newberry Library, Chicago. Advance reservations required;

Saturday, November 13

Lectures at Loyola Lake Shore Campus, Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Malgorzata Kot, Head Librarian, The Polish Museum of America
Paderewski at The Polish Museum of America in Chicago (PMA)

Teresa Kaczorowska PhD, Author, Poet, Journalist; Academia Europaea Sarbieviana, Ciechanow
Relations Between Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Mieczyslaw Haiman, Founder of the PMA,
and the Creation of the Paderewski Room

Halina Misterka, Archivist, The Polish Museum of America
I. J. Paderewski Documents at the PMA Archives

Geraldine Balut Coleman PhD, The Polish Museum of America Board of Directors
Renovation of the Paderewski Room at The Polish Museum of America 2007-2009

10:45- 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
I. J. Paderewski: The Chicago Connection

Dr. Dominik Pacyga, Urban Historian, Columbia College, Author
Introduction: Growth of Chicago between 1890-1910

Victoria Granacki, Historic Preservation Consultant, Author of “Chicago’s Polish Downtown”
Highlights and Visual Presentation of Paderewski’s Musical, Political, and Philanthropic Activities
in Chicago

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Mira Creech PhD, Historian, Author and Translator
Ignacy Jan Padarewski and His International Connection for the Service of Poland and World Peace

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Stan Bernacki, Founder of The Paderewski Association
Paderewski Artifacts and the Polish American History Depository

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse
Poetry reading featuring George Bodmer, Sharon Chmielarz, Diane DeCillis, David, Gretchen Fletcher, Katrin Talbot, Maja Trochimczyk; musical interlude by Kathabela Wilson and Rick Wilson playing Chopin on rare historic flutes

7:30 p.m.

Concert at Mundelein Center Auditorium, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago
Presented by:
Loyola University Department of Fine & Performing Arts Faculty Members: Haysun Kang, Anthony Molinaro, Cameron Smith, and HingHuan Xu
The LIRA Ensemble, Artists-in-Residence, Loyola University Chicago
Pawel Checinski, Pianist

Please Make reservations at or call Box Office 773-508-3847

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