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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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The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistic Society, October 29-31

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistic Society
University of Chicago
29-31 October 2010

WORKSHOPS: In conjunction with the meeting, we are holding two workshops:


Keynote speakers:
Jouko Lindstedt (University of Helsinki)
Salikoko S. Mufwene (The University of Chicago)
Aleksandr Rusakov (University of St. Petersburg & Russian Academy of Sciences)

Led by Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)

{see below for more information}


We invite papers on all topics in Slavic linguistics, regardless of theoretical orientation.


We invite paper proposals on all aspects of contact and Slavic, diachronic and synchronic, including such topics as contact and the development of the Slavic languages, contact between different Slavic languages, and contact between Slavic and non-Slavic languages.

Led by Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)

Deadline for abstracts: 14 September 2010 Notification: 1 October 2010
Slavic linguistics programs compete against each other for graduate students, but when it comes to undergraduate enrollments we are allies working to expand and strengthen the Slavic field and the position of linguistics in it. Slavic linguistics is a small but important field that does not need to produce large numbers of specialists but does need to reach out to non-specialists, attract more minors and double majors, and demonstrate to university administrators and our non-linguist colleagues its importance in the broader curriculum and in the task of helping form an enlightened citizenry.  This workshop is designed to share experiences and raise the visibility of  successful undergraduate elective and interdisciplinary content courses (i.e. courses other than regular language courses) that Slavic linguists teach and other Slavic linguists can profitably emulate.  We invite papers and presentations about such courses and related curricular matters.

We view this as a real workshop which will give us the opportunity to come together and discuss the role of Slavic linguistics today.

Speakers who are presenting in the main session or the contact workshop are invited to participate in the Slavic Linguistics & Curriculum workshop as well.

From the organizers:
Victor Friedman
Yaroslav Gorbachov
Lenore Grenoble

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Library’s new Slavic, East European & Eurasian web page

A message from our friends at the Regenstein Library:

I am pleased to announce that the Library’s new, completely revised and updated Slavic, East European & Eurasian web page has just been published.  You will find it at:

Please take a look at its various sub-pages and links.  Almost all of the links from the old pages are there, with many new ones added.  In particular, I would like to bring to your attention the “What’s New in E-Resources?” and “What’s New in Print and Microform?” boxes on the main page.  These will be updated on a frequent basis.

And please feel free to send me your comments and suggestions.

June Farris


June Pachuta Farris
Bibliographer for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
Bibliographer for General Linguistics
Room 263 Regenstein Library
University of Chicago
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL  60637

1-773-702-8456 (phone)
1-773-702-6623 (fax)

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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures to Offer Autumn Courses in Intermediate Bulgarian and Elementary/Intermediate/Advanced BCS (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian)

Students interested in enrolling in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at either the Elementary, Intermediate, or Advanced levels should contact Nada Petković at

To enroll in Intermediate Bulgarian (BULG 20101), consent of the instructor, Petia Alexieva, is required (

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Dissertation Defense of Junghee Min in Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, October 1

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Call for Papers: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Deadline January 14

49th Annual Meeting
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
Alexandria, VA
April 7-9, 2011

The 49th annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will take place in “Old Town” Alexandria, Virginia, April 7-9, 2011, at the Westin Alexandria Hotel. The conference is being hosted by George Mason University’s Center for Eurasian Studies.  The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide.  Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR.  Papers and panels on all topics are welcome, but the conference will have two special themes: “Twenty Years After the Collapse,” to mark the anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union, and “Vasily Aksenov, His Work and Times,” to mark the recent passing of a man who was one of the most important literary and cultural figures of post-Stalin Russia/Soviet Union and also a distinguished professor of Russian literature and culture at George Mason University from 1987-2004.

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 14, 2011. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (including email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels.  If any AV equipment will be needed, the panel and paper proposals should indicate so.  Email (preferably) your proposal to Sharon Kowalsky at, or send it by conventional post to:

Dr. Sharon Kowalsky
Department of History
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. Alexandria and the Westin Hotel are close to Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is only five miles away and thus feasible by taxi. It also is only two stops from National Airport on the Metro to King Street station near the hotel.  For conference information other than the program please contact Rex Wade ( or 703-323-6939). For program information or proposals please contact Sharon Kowalsky

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Slavic Linguistics at University of California – Berkeley, Deadline November 15

The following message comes to CEERES from Johanna Nichols, UC Berkeley:

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a position in Slavic linguistics, Assistant Professor (tenure track), to begin on 1 July 2011. We seek candidates with broad specialization in Slavic linguistics, expert knowledge of Russian and at least one other Slavic language (plus some knowledge of other languages of East Europe and Eurasia), training in the cultures of the area, and competence in language pedagogy. The candidate is expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in Slavic Languages and Literatures and in neighboring fields, including linguistics. Interdisciplinary interests and expertise are desirable. Demonstrated research excellence and teaching ability (and a PhD degree) are required.

Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample of scholarship (hard copies and electronic files) and three letters of recommendation (hard copies). Applicants should refer their referees to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality at  Application must be postmarked no later than November 15, 2010; early applications are encouraged. Interviews will be held at the AATSEEL convention on January 6-9, 2011.

UCB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The campus is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Send materials by mail to:

Irina Paperno, Department Chair
Attention: Slavic linguistics search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
6303 Dwinelle Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2979
tel. 510-642-2979

Electronic files:
Moriah VanVleet, Academic Personnel Assistant

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Assistant Professor in Transcultural East Central European Studies at University of Tübingen, Deadline October 1

The following job announcement comes to CEERES from the University of Tübingen:

The Slavic Department of the University of Tübingen is announcing the availability  of an Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor, W1) position in Transcultural East Central European Studies (literary and cultural studies)

The position is available starting 1 April 2011.

We are seeking a scholar with expertise in an East Slavic and a West Slavic (preferably Czech) literature and an additional thematic focus in cultural studies, including the entangled histories of Slavic (and non-Slavic) cultures in East Central Europe.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to all relevant study programmes of the Department and participate in establishing postgraduate programmes. The workload will consist of 4 hours of teaching a week, and 6 hours after evaluation.

We are seeking scholars with a distinguished doctoral dissertation on a relevant subject, other internationally recognized publications and extensive teaching experience.

As a Juniorprofessor (W1) you will be expected to conduct research and fulfil teaching duties independently. You will be appointed for 4 years. After a positive evaluation this time will be extended by another 2 years.

The University of Tübingen aims at increasing the share of female professors. Women with appropriate qualifications are thus encouraged to apply. People with disabilities will be given priority if equally qualified.

Please include the following documents and information in your application: curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, lists of publications, courses taught, third-party funds acquired and existing cooperations as well as a research and teaching plan. The application should be submitted by 1 October 2010 to the Dean of the Neo philological Faculty of Tübingen University, Wilhelm str. 50, 72074 Tübingen, Germany.

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Tenure-track Position in Russian Literature at the University of Chicago, Deadline October 22

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce an opening for a tenure-track or tenured position in Russian literature. We welcome applications from entry-level Assistant to recently tenured and promoted Associate Professor; PhD required. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century Russian literature (prose, poetry or drama), but other specializations and periods will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Humanities Core and to our year-long survey of Russian literature in addition to teaching topical seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Тhe successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to research, teaching, and mentoring students at all levels. A strong publication record is required for tenured candidates. Native to near-native Russian required.

All applicants must upload a cover letter and current curriculum vitae at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website, for posting number 00503:

Candidates are also required to submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample in hard copy to:

Russian Literature Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

For full consideration, all electronic uploads and hard copies must be received by 22 October 2010. Review will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the ASEEES (formerly AAASS) Convention in Los Angeles. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Call for Papers: Eighth Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics at OSU, Abstract Deadline: August 31

Call for papers

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures and the Slavic Linguistics Forum at the Ohio State University are pleased to announce the Eighth Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics.  The colloquium will take place on October 16, 2010, at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, OH.

We invite students and recent graduates working in all areas of Slavic, Balkan, and East-European linguistics, including but not restricted to, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and dialectology, to submit abstracts.

We encourage students working in both formal and functional frameworks to participate in this event.  Interdisciplinary projects from the students in related fields such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, and comparative studies are welcome, as far as they are related to Slavic and East-European languages.

Each presentation will be allowed 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Please send abstracts of maximum 500 words to Lauren Ressue (

The abstracts should be anonymous. Please include your name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address in the body of the email.

The deadline for abstract submission is August 31st, 2010.

Accommodation with local graduate students will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers.


Lauren Ressue (
Jeff Parker (
Kate White (

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