THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
THE DEPARTMENT OF SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS
Friday, May 20, 2011
for Czech and Slovak Language Study
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:
c/o Tracy Davis
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Foster 406)
If you are interested in information about language study programs in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, please contact Steven Clancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Applebaum presenting.
“The Friendship Train Derailed? Soviet-Czechoslovak Tourism, 1955-1969.”
For a copy of the paper, please email Rachel: rapple [at] uchicago.edu
Refreshments available beginning at 4:00pm.
Time: 4:30 to 6:00pm, December 1. Location: Social Sciences 224 (1126 E. 59th St.).
Tom Weidlinger, 1993, 58 mins
This documentary features interviews with seven Czechoslovak ctizens in 1990 and 1991, and again a year or two later to see how they fared after the end of Communism. The film effectively uses the individual stories to give some background on 1968, the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the economic consequences of the transition. Because the film was made so soon after the transition, it emphasizes uncertainty. A sense of bewilderment or even betrayal is conveyed by the fact that most of the individuals in the film experienced the idealism and hope of the Velvet Revolution only to find the gritty reality of transition more difficult than they had expected. As Vaclav Havel put it in one of the many pieces of historic footage included in the film, people felt “ambushed by freedom.”
Time: 7pm, November 6.
Location: International House, Coulter Lounge (1414 E. 59th St).
For more information, please visit: http://cis.uchicago.edu/events/2009-2010/1989/