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University Lectureship in Russian Literature and Culture, University of Cambridge, Application Deadline June 13

University Lectureship in Russian Literature and Culture

Department of Slavonic Studies

Vacancy Reference No: GR08194 Salary: £36,862-£46,696

The Department of Slavonic Studies is seeking to appoint a full-time,
permanent University Lecturer from 1 October 2011, or as soon as
possible thereafter. This post has been created thanks to the
generosity of the Isaac Newton Trust. The post-holder will contribute
to the teaching of the undergraduate tripos in Russian, delivering
lectures on Russian literature and culture, and to the teaching of the
M.Phil in Russian studies. S/he will also be expected to undertake
undergraduate language teaching, assist in Tripos examinations,
supervise MPhil and PhD students, if appropriate, and play an active
role in the further development of the curriculum.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, and will have a record of
research and publication (or clear evidence of potential publication),
in a field of Russian literature and/or culture, and the promise of
making an outstanding contribution to the Department of Slavonic
Studies. Applications will be considered in any area of Russian
studies, from the earliest times until the present, although the
ability to teach one or more of the following may be an advantage: 1.
pre-Modern culture; 2. contemporary culture; 3. Russian and Soviet
history. Native or excellent non-native command of Russian and English
is essential.

Applications can be made by completing form CHRIS 6 form (available at, a cover letter, a
detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a
statement on your research interests, and the names and addresses of
three referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field.
Application materials should be sent by the closing date of 13 June
2011, either by post to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee,
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge
CB3 9DA OR by e-mail to You are requested to ask
your referees to write directly by the same date. You are welcome to
seek further information by contacting Dr Emma Widdis, Head of
Department, e-mail:

Further particulars can be found at

Shortlisted candidates for the post will be notified by Friday 17th
June. Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning June 27th
2011. The interview will involve candidates giving a short lecture of
20 minutes to a mixed group of graduate students and members of the
Department, and a short sample language class, prior to the interview

The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a
probationary period of one year.

Closing date: 13 June 2011. Planned Interview dates: week commencing
27 June 2011.

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Disseration: “Viktor Shklovskii–between Art and Life,” Radoslav Borislavov

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Russian Lecturer, University of Denver

On behalf of the Russian program at the University of Denver:
The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire a Lecturer of Russian for a one-year appointment to begin September 1, 2011. This is a non-tenure track position with full benefits. The appointed lecturer will teach all levels of undergraduate language, literature, and culture. Area of specialization in Russian is open. Native or near-native fluency in Russian is required. MA or ABD status in Russian or related field by time of application is required. PhD or ABD by time of appointment is preferred. The successful candidate must have experience teaching Russian language, literature, and culture to undergraduate students in the United States. The teaching load is eight classes per year on a quarter calendar. Salary is competitive.

All applicants must apply online at and attach a CV, cover letter, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. In addition to applying on-line, please send three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and evidence of successful teaching to: Russian Search Committee, Prof. Victor Castellani, Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures, 2000 East Asbury, Sturm Hall 391, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Discussion: “Shostakovich, Prokofiev and their Audiences, East and West,” Gerard McBurney (Director of CSO’s Beyond the Score), Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick (History), Prof. Robert Bird (Slavic), May 9


Gerard McBurney on Shostakovich and Prokofiev

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“Shostakovich, Prokofiev and their Audiences, East and West”
A Conversation with Gerard McBurney (Director of CSO’s Beyond the Score), featuring Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick (History) and Prof. Robert Bird (Slavic).

May 9, 2011
4:30 pm – 6pm

Franke Institute for the Humanities
At Regenstein Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Soviet Arts Experience, the Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.

For more information, or if you feel you need assistance to attend, please contact CEERES or 773-702-0875.


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Lecture: “The Soviet Uncola,” Paul Manning, Anthropology of Europe Workshop, May 11

The University of Chicago’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, the Semiotics: Culture in Context Workshop, and the Anthropology of Europe Workshop proudly present:

“The Soviet Uncola”

A Lecture by Paul Manning
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Trent University

Wednesday, 4:45-6:00pm
Haskell Hall 315
May 11, 2011

Reception to follow

For more information about the Anthropology of Europe Workshop, please visit our blog, at

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Lecture: “Seeing Icons, Seeing our Neighbor,” Jim Forest (President of the Orthodox Christian Peace Fellowship), May 4

Wednesday, May 4th, Jim Forest is giving a talk entitled

Seeing Icons, Seeing our Neighbor

time:      Wed., 7pm
location:  Bond Chapel, UofC campus

(see attached leaflet)

Jim Forest is the President of the Orthodox Christian Peace Fellowship, as well as the author of many books, including the recently published All is Grace: a Biography of Dorothy Day, Praying with Icons, and Living with Wisdom: A Biography of Thomas Merton.  Earlier books include Religion in the New Russia, Pilgrim to the Russian Church, and Making Friends of Enemies.

He is a member of the Russian Orthodox parish of St. Nicholas in Amsterdam.

The talk is sponsored by St. Makarios Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Christian Studies Club.

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Moscow Summer School in Human Rights, Application Deadline May 20


The Russian Consortium on joint master’s programme in human rights is proud to present its first common Moscow Summer School in Human Rights which will take place in Moscow from 20 to 25 June 2011.

The Moscow Summer School is organized in partnership with the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.

Being a key element of the implementation of the joint master’s programme in human rights the Moscow School aims to provide participants with a framework of understanding what are human rights and what is the human rights development in different regions around the world.

The Moscow Summer school’s aims include:

–          Raising Awareness on human rights issues;

–          Networking: brining graduate students, doctorates, practitioners, professors from all over the world;

–          Pitching: participants learn how to develop their ideas into projects and how to pitch them.

It is expected that Moscow summer school will bring together around 50 participants from all over the world. In addition to providing participants with new skills and knowledge this pilot project is a direct follow-up to the model of the EIUC Summer School in human rights. To achieve this goal such professors as Prof. Shane Darcy from the Irish Centre for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland, Prof. Mozetic, Vinícius Almada, President of the Latin America International University Center (Brazil), Prof. Felipe Gomez from the Institute of Human Rights of the University of Deusto, Prof. Brice Dickson, Director of the Human Rights Centre, School of Law, Queen’s University in Belfast and others have been invited to lecture during the Summer School. The opening lecture will be given by the Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team – Russian Federation Dirk Hebecker and many other famous practitioners in human rights.

Within the framework of the Moscow summer school the Roundtable “Protection of reporters’ rights” will be organized. The event will be hold in the A.D. Sakharov’s Museum in Moscow. It is expected to involve the  practitioners into the disputes.

We invite everyone to attend the Moscow Summer School in Human Rights (participation is free of charge).

More detailed information you can find on the webs site of the first Russian joint master’s programme in human rights:

If you wish to participate in the School please fill out the registration form and send it back to the organizers at with your CV by 20 May, 2011, after that the availability is not guaranteed.


Moscow Summer School

20-25 June 2011

19 June (Sunday) – arrival

20 June (Monday)

10:00-10:30     Opening ceremony

10:30-11:00     coffee-break

11:00 –12:30   lecture of Dirk Hebecker (Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team in the Russian Federation)

12:30-13:00     coffee-break

13:00-14:00     lecture of Dirk Hebecker (Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team in the Russian Federation)

14:00 – 15:00 lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Extraterritorial Obligations in the Field of Economics, Social and Cultural Rights (1 lecture) and Business and Human Rights (1 lecture) (Prof. Felipe Gomez, Spain)

17:00 – 18:30 Reception at PFUR

21 June (Tuesday)

09:30-11:30     the Inter-American system for protecting rights, and the work of National Human Rights Institution (Prof. B. Dickson, UK) – 2 lectures

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-13:30     the role of human rights treaty bodies in encouragement of States to promote human rights (Prof. Aslan Abashidze)

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:45 Russian professor (Protection of children’s human rights)

15:45 – !6:00 break

16:00 – 17:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. Felipe Gomez)

17:00 – 17:30 coffee-break

22 June (Wednesday)

09:30-11:30     Prof. John J. Cleary (USA) – 2 lectures (short break included)

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-14:00     “International Criminal Justice” (Prof. Shane Darcy, Ireland)

14:00 – 15:00 lunch

15:00 – 16:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. B. Dickson)

16:45 – 16:30 coffee-break

Reception at OHCHR office in Russia

23 June (Thursday)

09:30-11:30     Introduction to HR in Latin America (Prof. Vinicius Almada, Brazil) – 2 lectures

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-14:00     Russian lecturer (Protection of women’s human rights)

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:30 seminar/workshop (Prof. Shane Darcy)

15:30 – 16:00 break

16:00 – 17:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. John J. Cleary)

17:00 – 17:30 coffee-break

24 June (Friday)

09:30-11:30     Russian lecturer

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-13:30     Russian lecturer

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:30 seminar/workshop (Prof. Vinicius Almada)

17:00-19:00  Roundtable in the D.A. Sakharov’s museum on the Protection of journalists’ human rights”

25 June (Saturday)

10:00 -11:00 Certificate ceremony award

11:00 – 13:00 Protocol event at PFUR



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Russian Lecturer, Iowa State University

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University is seeking a part-time lecturer to instruct Russian language and culture courses at the first- and second-year levels. Possibility of teaching one or more courses in English on Russian culture. Required qualifications: Master’s degree in Russian, Russian Studies with an emphasis on Russian language and/or culture, or closely related field. Demonstrated native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Evidence of successful experience teaching undergraduate students in Russian language. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in Russian or Russian Studies with experience teaching both lower- and upper-division courses in language and culture; experience teaching Russian Studies courses in English. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Proposed start date: 08/16/2011. To ensure consideration, submit application by 05-23-2011.

Complete job description, along with application instructions, is available

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Claudia Mueller at or call 515-294-9396.

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Film: Mongol, Central Asian Studies Society, Harper 141, Wednesday, April 27, 6pm




Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
Starring Tadanobu Asano, Honglei Sun, Khulan Chuluun, Amadu Mamadakov
Written by Arif Aliev & Sergei Bodrov
Directed by Sergei Bodrov
2 hours 6 minutes
MPAA rated R for sequences of bloody warfare.

Award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (Prisoner of the Mountains) illuminates the life and legend of Genghis Khan in his stunning historical epic, MongolMongol delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temüjin in 1162. As it follows Temüjin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror. Mongol shows us the making of an extraordinary man, and the foundation on which much so much of his greatness rested: his wife Börte, his lifelong love and most trusted advisor.

Mongol, from its thrilling battles to its intimate romance, has the look, scale,
story and feel of an old-fashioned epic in the best and biggest sense of the word.”
Orlando Sentinel

“The action sequences here are first-rate, the performances are uniformly excellent,
the cinematography as good as I’ve seen in any film this year.”
—Richard Roeper

“As a visual spectacle, it is all but overwhelming, putting to shame
some of the recent historical epics from Hollywood.”
—Roger Ebert

“Bodrov has simply created an overwhelmingly awesome Khan who could believably
conquer the overwhelmingly awesome landscape over the course of two more films.”
—M.E. Russell

Mongol is the first film of a proposed trilogy that charts his conquest of half the
known world. If the sequels match this one, they can’t come soon enough.”
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“I don’t know the Mongolian word for panache, but Mongol‘s got plenty of it.
The battle scenes are as notable for their clarity as their intensity…”
Wall Street Journal

“Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov contrasts images of sweeping
landscape and propulsive battle with potent scenes of emotional
intimacy in Mongol, his quite grand, quite exotic, David Lean-style epic.”
Entertainment Weekly

Week 5, Wednesday, April 27, 6:00

Harper Hall, Room 141
Anyone needing assistance with accommodation, please e-mail Bill Walsh at

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Concert: Music/Words series, Mark Levine and Inna Faliks, Pianoforte Foundation, May 1

Mark Levine, a member of the Permanent Faculty in Poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of Debt (1993), Enola Gay (2000) and The Wilds (2006), will appear with pianist Inna Faliks on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00, in a series called Music/Words at the Pianoforte Foundation, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Studio 825.  Faliks will play works by Schubert, Beethoven, and a piece written for her by contemporary composer Ljva Zhurbin, and Levine will read from a new work, Rue Dementia.

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