2002 Conference Details

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October 8-11, 2002

Kul'turnyj tsentr "Dom-muzej Mariny Tsvetaevoj" provodit 8-11 oktyabrya 2002 goda X Mezhdunarodnuyu nauchno-tematicheskuyu konferentsiyu po teme: "Marina Tsvetaeva v russkoj kul'ture XX veka." V 2002 godu ispolnyaetsya 110 let so dnya rozhdeniya Mariny Tsvetaevoj, 10-letie Muzeya Mariny Tsvetaevoj i 10 let Mezhdunarodnym konferentsiyam, provodimym Muzeem.

Telefon Muzeya: 203-6194, 202-35-43; fax: 203-3280. E-mail: M373@mail.museum.ru

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Midwest MLA Linguistics Section

Minneapolis, MN
Novermber 8-10

The Linguistics Section of the Midwest MLA is calling for paper proposals for its 2002 Convention, November 8-10, Minneapolis, MN.

Topic: "Assessment -- How do we design and evaluate student tests?"

Possible emphases include: test design, oral assessment, portfolios, technology-aided assessment. Related topics welcome.

One page abstract (maximum) due April 24th to Daren Snider. Electronic submission is encouraged. All proposals considered.

Daren Snider
Assistant Professor of German
Department of Modern Languages
Thomas Hall 215
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-1310

(308) 865-8493
(308) 865-8536
FAX (308) 865-8411

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Canadian Association of Slavists

May 26-28, 2002

The next meeting of the Canadian Association of Slavists is taking place at the University of Toronto on May 26-28, 2002.

To view the preliminary programme of the CAS, please visit: http://www.utoronto.ca/slavic/cas/Preliminary-programme-2002.html

The pdf version of the program is available at: http://www.utoronto.ca/slavic/cas/Preliminary-programme-2002.pdf

All participants in the CAS conference must register for the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada. The deadline for early registration is almost upon us. After April 16 the cost of registering is much higher. Register now, if you have not done so already!

Registration can be accomplished on-line at this web site: https://www.leverus.com/hssfc/congress/congressform.cfm

Information and forms that can be faxed or mailed are available at: http://www.hssfc.ca/english/congress/registration.cfm

All participants at the CAS conference must be members in good standing. Kindly contact Dr. Gust Olson gust.olson@ualberta.ca, if you need to update your membership or have a colleague who would like to become a member.

I look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

Natalia Pylypiuk, President, Canadian Association of Slavists

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Borderlines: Judaic Literature and Culture in Eastern Europe

Syracuse University
6-8 April 2002

Eastern Europe has a long history of metamorphosis by annexation and Balkanization. As European boundaries have been briskly redrawn since 1989, literatures and cultures of this region have again to adapt to the new reality. Moreover, obstacles to the literary and historical study of Eastern Europe arisen from its plethora of languages and the compartmentalization of scholars. During this symposium, by focusing on transnational Judai literature in an unusual group of experts in Slavic Studies and Judaic Studies will examine ways in which Eastern Europeans have reinvented themselves during the past two centuries.

National, ethnic, and linguistic borders have evidently separated the populations of Eastern Europe. On several other levels, however, the turmoil has been expressed between rich and poor, high and low culture, Christian and Jewish practices as well as between religious and secular or traditional and modern communities. Scholars of history, literature, literary theory, and religion will meet at Syracuse University to analyze these shifting borderlines.

The Borderlines conference is funded by the Ray Smith Symposium, the Judaic Studies Program, and the B. G. Rudolph Chair in Judaic Studies at Syracuse University.

Conference Organizer: Ken Frieden, B. G. Rudolph Professor of Judaic Studies, Syracuse University, kfrieden@syr.edu, 315-443-1894.

Conference Assistant: Pamela Paul, Secretary to the Judaic Studies Program, Syracuse University, papaul@syr.edu, 315-443-5671.

Coorganizers: Amy Mandelker, Slavic Studies and Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center; and Harriet Murav, Russian and Comparative Literature, University of California at Davis.

Participants from Syracuse University, the Central New York community, and scholars from other universities are welcome to attend all sessions.

Presentations will be grouped into two formats. Half a dozen panel sessions on Sunday and Monday, designed to facilitate conversation, will center on previously circulated articles. These papers should be available for distribution, enabling participants to read them prior to the symposium. Approximately 40 minutes will be allotted to the presentation and discussion of each paper. The keynote lecture by Steven Zipperstein--a large, plenary session intended for a broad audience of university faculty, students, and community members--will be held on Sunday evening in conjunction with the annual B. G. Rudolph Lecture in Judaic Studies.

The keynote lecture and all panel discussions will be held in the Kilian Room, 500 Hall of Languages, Syracuse University.




Saturday, 6 April

The Dybbuk

  • 7:30 p.m. - Conversation with Barbara Damashek, director of The Dybbuk, at the Storch Theatre, Syracuse Stage.
  • 8:30 p.m. - Syracuse Stage Performance of S. Ansky's play, The Dybbuk

    Sunday, 7 April

    History and Cultural Contexts
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Chair: Steven Zipperstein (Stanford University)

  • Judith Deutsch Kornblatt (University of Wisconsin, Madison), "Strangers to Others and Half-Strangers to Ourselves": Jews and Russians in the Russian Religious Renaissance
  • Benjamin Nathans (University of Pennsylvania), "Pale Lines: Russians, Jews, and the Boundaries of Historical Knowledge, 1860-1930"
  • Rebecca Stanton (Columbia), "Identity Crisis: The Literary Culture of Odessa in the Early Twentieth Century"

    Literary Theory

    11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    Chair: Erika Haber (Syracuse University)

  • Kristi Groberg (Hjemkomst Center), "Jewish Trilingualism in Nineteenth-Century Russia"
  • Amy Mandelker (CUNY), "The Ethics of Estrangement in Culture and Explosion: Iurii Lotman and Jewish Philosophy"

    Yiddish, Hebrew, and Russian Literature

    2:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    Chair: Harriet Murav (University of California, Davis)

  • Hamutal Bar-Yosef (Ben Gurion University), "Apocalypticism in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature: The Russian Context"
  • Robert Rothstein (University of Massachusetts), "As the Worm Turns: Tolstoy, Sienkiewicz and the Purim-shpil"
  • Gabriella Safran (Stanford University), "God on Trial: How Ansky Wrote and Rewrote the Jewish Folktale"
  • Gennady Estraikh (SOAS, London), "Yiddish Proletarian Literature in the Soviet Union"

    Keynote Lecture

    7:30 p.m. B.G. Rudolph Lecture in Judaic Studies
    Steven Zipperstein (Stanford University), "History, Literature, and the Russian Jewish Past"

    8:45 p.m. - Reception for Steven Zipperstein, BORDERLINES participants, and the Syracuse community

    9:45 p.m. - Gabriella Safran, Robert Moss, et al. in a post-play panel discussion of The Dybbuk at Syracuse Stage

    Monday, 8 April

    Polish and Russian Literature

    8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    Chair: Judith Deutsch Kornblatt (University of Wisconsin, Madison),

  • Antony Polonsky (Brandeis University), "Caught in Half-Sentence: Polish-Jewish Writing before World War I and in Interwar Poland"
  • Alice Nakhimovsky (Colgate University), "Mikhail Zhvanetsky: The Last Jewish Russian Joker"
  • Maxim D. Shrayer (Boston College), "Exile and the Unburdening of Guilt: A Tribute to David Aizman"

    Yiddish and Russian Literature

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Chair: Ken Frieden (Syracuse University)

  • Vassili Schedrin (Brandeis University), "Memoranda Literature on the Jewish Question in Nineteenth-Century Russia and Its Authors"
  • Jeremy Dauber and Cathy Popkin (Columbia University), "How To Do Things With Literature: Constructing and Construing Russian and Yiddish Prose Fiction"
  • Harriet Murav (University of California, Davis), "Post-Soviet Jewish Writing: History, Memory, Language"

    Art and Architecture

    3:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.
    Chair: Amy Mandelker (CUNY)

  • Samuel Gruber (Syracuse University), "'Seeing Leads to Remembering': The Ethnographic and Architectural Expeditions of
  • S. Anski (1912-15) and Szymon Zajczyk (1929-39) and Their Legacy Today" Murray Zimiles (SUNY Purchase), "The Synagogue and the Carousel"

    The Keynote Lecture and all panel discussions will be held in the Kilian Room 500 Hall of Languages, Syracuse University

    For further information, including details about accommodations and parking, please contact Pamela Paul at 315-443-5671 or papaul@syr.edu

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    One Ring to Rule them All?
    Power and Power Relations in East European Politics and Society

    The graduate students affiliated with the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, in cooperation with the Institute and with the support of its associated faculty, would like to announce an international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Berkeley in November 2002.

    Papers are called for which broadly address questions of power and power relations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. A central concern of theorists from Plato to Foucault, encompassing "politics writ large" as well as the "micro-practices" of everyday experience, power is a concept to which social science and humanistic disciplines consistently return. Relations of power have driven much of Eastern Europe's turbulent history; they are sites of both cooperation and conflict in present social, economic, and political developments; and their scope stands to be fundamentally altered as European integration proceeds. Despite power's central importance, however, questions about where it resides in East European societies, how it is configured, and who actually wields it remain contested. By fostering discussion of such questions from a variety of disciplinary and national perspectives, the conference aims to stimulate the development of new approaches and hypotheses.

    The conference will continue a tradition established by the symposia "Between the Bloc and the Hard Place" (London 1999), "Eastern & Central Europe: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future" (Warsaw 2000) and "Faith, Dope, and Charity: Purity and Danger in East European Politics and Culture" (London 2001). Held annually in November, conferences in this series provide a forum for graduate students and scholarly audiences to reflect on the current affairs of post-Communist states and the changing meanings of their pasts and futures. They are intended primarily for young researchers in the humanities and social sciences, enabling them to forge links with colleagues from across Europe, North America, and beyond.

    Possible paper topics include (but are by no means limited to):

    *The "new elites" and their projects--knowledge, responsibility, and political will;
    *Gender, class, and ethnicity; intersecting forms of identification, and who authors them?
    *Mortality, migration, and belonging--the cultural politics of demography; *The place of NGOs;
    *Consuming subjects: the production of needs and desires; *What is post-socialism and how long will the "post" last?

    *Violence and economics; meanings and varieties of "corruption";
    *Energy and the environment--geopolitical forces on the global market;
    *The IMF, World Bank, and EU: articulating neo-liberal prescriptions for elusive futures;
    *Globalization and the collective farm.

    *Historians as power-brokers: uses of memory and forgetting;
    *Rome and Byzantium--the enduring legacy of divided imperium;
    *Agrarian and commercial societies in conflict and collusion;
    *Configurations of power in Nazism, Communism, and East European fascism;
    *Dissident movements and the "power of the powerless";
    *Discourses of power--crime and punishment, science and magic, family romances, etc.

    *Displaced persons and human rights;
    *Federalism in the new European Union;
    *NATO expansion, restructuring, and security alternatives;
    *Determining the boundaries of "Europe";
    *Trafficking (drugs, women...) and international crime.

    *Power relations in East European literature;
    *The power of humor;
    *Domestic cinema vs. Hollywood;
    *Questioning concepts of aesthetics, propaganda, and cultural production
    *Dialects, slang, and world languages--issues in the expression of identity.

    *Mimetic desire, with and without objects;
    *The Enlightenment heritage and the power of ideas;
    *Church-state relations;
    *Claiming and renouncing power: the fortunes of ethics in post-socialist societies.

    *Really-existing constitutions of political society;
    *The public sphere and the uncertain power of public opinion;
    *Civic movements and the politics of the street--secrets of success and failure;
    *Regionalization from above and below;
    *What political theory can learn from Eastern Europe.

    The conference will take place on the premises of the University of California at Berkeley between 8 and 10 November 2002. Graduate students, recent Ph.D.s, and independent scholars are encouraged to submit 200-300-word outlines of proposed papers by 10 May 2002.

    Submissions and enquiries should be directed to the conference organizers, James Krapfl and Maria Stoilkova, at:

    Graduate Research Conference
    260 Stephens Hall #2304
    >University of California
    Berkeley, CA 94720-2304, USA
    Fax: +1-(510)-643-5045
    E-mail: powerconference@post.cz

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    Northeastern Association of Slavic Graduate Students

    Third Annual Conference
    March 9, 2002
    Brown University

    The NorthEastern Association of Slavic Graduate Students is organizing its Third Annual Conference to be hosted by Brown University on March 9th, 2002. Although there is no particular theme of the conference, we are mostly encourage to apply people who work on comparative, cross-century or interdisciplinary subjects such as the connections between literature, art, film or philosophy. The deadline for the submittion of abstracts is February 10th and the abstracts should be directed to Kerry_Sabbag@brown.edu.

    Although we are a regional organization, we welcome people from other parts of the country. The participants will be provided stay with Brown students, and one travel grant for a person outside the region will be given on a merit base ( best abstract).

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    Slavic Theory Today: Between History and System

    Yale University
    March 1-2, 2002

    The purpose of the two-day symposium at Yale is to reexamine the legacy of a number of Slavic literary theorists and critics whose ideas can contribute to a contemporary debate about the relation between theory and history in humanistic studies. The participants: Vladimir Alexandrov, Svetlana Boym, Jonathan Culler, Caryl Emerson, Mikhail Epstein, Victor Erlich, Paolo Fabbri, Boris Gasparov, Michael Holquist, Mikhail Iampolski, Vadim Liapunov, John Mackay, Gary Saul Morson, Irina Paperno, Gerald Prince, Brian Poole, Harsha Ram, Peter Steiner, David Shepherd, Galin Tihanov, Michael Wachtel, Alexander Zholkovsky. All events are free and open to the public. Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT, 06520. T. (203)432-8267; e-mail: ilya.kliger@yale.edu.

    Conference Program

    Friday, March 1

    10am-- noon Panel One, "Translating Discourses: Literature, Historiography, Science"
    Peter Steiner "Linguistic Turn in Russian historiography: Gustav Shpet's 'History as a Subject-matter of Logic"
    Harsha Ram "Drawing the Line: Discipline Boundaries and Geographical Peripheries in Eurasian theory and literary practice."
    Paolo Fabbri, "Translating Text Forces: Literature and Science."
    Discussant: Vladimir Alexandrov

    1:15pm- 3:15pm Panel Two, "The Legacy of Slavic Theory: Poetics and Narratology"
    Jonathan Culler, "The Form of Formalism."
    Gerald Prince, "Formalism and Narratology"
    Michael Wachtel, "How to Read a Poem: Jakobson, Lotman, Gasparov."
    Discussant: Victor Erlich

    4pm- 6pm Panel Three, "Bakhtin: Pro and Contra"
    Caryl Emerson, " Bakhtin after the Boom: some contested moments and where they might lead."
    Gary Saul Morson "Narrativeness"
    David Shepherd, "Bakhtin in/and Crisis"
    Brain Poole, "Bakhtin and the Goal of Cultural Studies"
    Discussant: Michael Holquist

    Saturday, March 2

    10am- 12pm Panel Four "Slavic Theory in Europe: Influence, Relation, Mediation"
    Svetlana Boym, "From Art of Estrangement to Poetics of Unfreedom: Schklovsky, Benjamin, and Hannah Arendt"
    Galin Tikhanov, "Why Did Modern Literary Theory Originate in Central and Eastern Europe?"
    Boris Gasparov, "Semiotic Order: Yurii Lotman's Vision of Culture and French semiotic Revolution."
    Vadim Liapunov, (the title is forthcoming)
    Discussant: John Mackay

    1pm- 3pm Panel Five "Poetry, Theory, Form"
    Alexander Zholkovsky, "Poetry of Grammar, Pragmatics of Poetry."
    Mikhail Iampolski, "Poetics as Politics: Pumpiansky and Others".
    Mikhail Epstein, "From Post- to Proto-: On the New Trends in the humanities."
    Discussant: Irina Paperno

    3:30pm- 5:30pm Roundtable "The Future of the Humanities in the Context of Globalization."

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    The 21st Anniversary SVU World Congress

    of the

    Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences

    The 21st SVU World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences will take place in Pilsen, June 24-30, 2002. This Congress will be under the auspices of the Rector of the University of West Bohemia and the Mayor of the City of Pilsen.

    The overall theme of the Congress is "The Transformation of Czech and Slovak Societies on the Threshold of the New Millennium, and their Role in the Present Global World".

    The Congress themes will be devoted to general civilization and historical questions, which will include discussion panels on Multiculturalism and many others.

    There will be lectures discussing different cultural themes in the frame of panels: Czech Literature at the Break of the 20th and 21st century, Shakespeare in Czech Literature (Problems of Authors Using English Language), Present Czech Architecture, Czech Structuralism and its International Echo, (Personality and Works of Roman Jacobson), Changes in Czech Puppet Shows, Czech and Slovak Music of the 20th Century, Jewish and Czech Culture: Mutual Influences, and The Beginnings of Czech State in International Context.

    Problems of the sciences, education, and the economy will be introduced in discussion panels as: Universities and their Role of Education in the 21st Century, Possibilities of Current Medical Science, Informational Technology, and Economic Views of the Czech Republic, History of Czech Beer, and History of Skoda Factory: World and Czech Industrial Tradition.

    Topics regarding present Czech and Slovak societies, political and spiritual life, and destinies, past, present, and future Czech and Slovak communities abroad will be addressed in discussion panels including: Media and Democracy, European Integration: Euro skepticism and Euro optimism, Belief and Czech Society, Czechs and Slovaks in America, Czech and Slovak Museums, Czech and Slovak Library Archives and Collection Development, Role of Ethnic Organizations in Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Genealogy, and The Constitution and Voting Systems: Czech and American experiences.

    Special discussion panels will be focused on various problems of young generation including lectures devoted to The Assimilation and Acculturation of Youth, Youth Movement, Student Exchange Programs, and Teaching Czech Language. Other panels can be added.

    For Congress attendees, a rich and attractive evening cultural program will be prepared, where interested persons will be able to choose between many theatrical performances, concerts of classical, jazz or even folk music, as well as literary events. The Ceremonial Reception of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences will be included in the program. At the end of the Congress the organizers will prepare two alternative group excursions into Western Czech spa cities (Karlovy Vary, Marianske Lazne, Frantiskovy Lazne), or into regional, architecturally and historically magnificent castles and chateaus.

    Accommodation will be provided for interested people in the local hotels and pensions, or in student dormitories. Regarding meals, the Congress attendees can choose from a variety of high quality and inexpensive restaurants, located in the city center (reservations will be arranged prior to the Congress with the restaurants' owners).

    A significant authorities of Czech and Slovak political, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual life, including the President of the Czech Republic, the Prime minister, and Presidents of both chambers of the Parliament will attend. Interest and active attendance of the public at large is expected.

    Organizers of the Congress, in cooperation with the SVU Executive Board, are hopeful of creating an inspirational and friendly environment in Pilsen. They hope that this exchange of ideas will contribute to a deeper understanding of the larger challenges of civilization, in front of which the Czech and Slovak societies are standing, on the threshold of the 21st century. Finally, they wish to further the relationships between domestic Czechs and Slovaks and those Czechs and Slovaks living abroad.

    If you are interested in panel chairing or presentation of papers, please register on the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences site: http://www.svu2000.org/headlines/b20.htm. For further information you can also contact Mila Saskova-Pierce, 1133 Oldfather Hall, UNL. Lincoln, NE 68588-0315, USA. (402) 472 1336

    Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce
    University of Nebraska
    1133 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0315
    Tel: (402) 472 1336

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    Junges Forum Slavistiche Literaturwissenschaft

    September 26-29, 2002
    Münster University

    In October 1996 the Junges Forum Slavistische Literaturwissenschaft (Young Forum Slavic Literary Studies) has been established as a network of Postgraduate students and young scholars of Slavic Philology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

    The network wishes to serve as a platform for yung scholars to present and discuss their projects in an informal setting. The group's conferences are documented in anthologies.

    The fifth meeting of JFSL will take place on Sept. 26-29 at Münster University. We would like to invite young scholars working in the field of Slavic Literary Studies and adjoining fields to our meeting. New members are kindly requested to present their main research project. Otherwise all topics are welcome.

    Although the conference language is German, papers in English or Slavic languages are accepted. Understanding an international participation as a major enrichment to our meeting and JFSL network as a whole, we would like to encourage all interested colleagues from Non-German speaking countries to take part in the conference.

    According to our general procedure, we ask all participants to transfer the conference fee of 1o Euro to our account (account number 430 106 44, owner: JFSL, Gudrun Heidemann) at Sparkasse Bielefeld (bank code number 480 501 61) no later than April 15 2002 and send in the data sheet you may download from our website (www.jfsl2002.f2s.com) until April 15, as well. If you have any difficulties, e.g. with the German language data sheet or the money transfer, and/or questions, feel free to send an e-mail to Dorothea (gieseld@uni-muenster.de) or Mirja (lecke@uni-muenster.de). For budget accomodation we need your application before March 1 2002.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in Münster!

    Dorothea Gieselmann
    Ulrike Goldschweer
    Gudrun Heidemann
    Ilia Koukoui
    Mirja Lecke
    Henrike Schmidt

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    MLA Slavic Panels

    Dec. 27-30, 2002
    New York City

    I am writing to announce the call for papers for the Slavic-themed panels for this year's annual convention of the Modern Language Association of America, which will take place December 27-30 in New York City (the panels are sponsored by the MLA's Division on Slavic and East European Literatures and the Discussion Group on Slavic Literatures and Cultures, in cooperation with AATSEEL). All presenters must be current members of the MLA by April 1 at the latest in order to participate in the conference (membership waivers may be requested by non-North American presenters).

    The panels are:

    "(Post)communist Responses to Globalization." Please e-mail paper abstracts by March 15 to Vitaly Chernetsky (vac10@columbia.edu).

    "Famous Last Words in Life and Literature." The use of (falsified) last words for ideological-propagandistic purposes; the use of "elevating" last words for diminishing death fear in the as yet living; the motif of last moments in literary texts. Please e-mail abstracts by March 15 to Irene Masing-Delic (irene@hiperism.com).

    "'Clash of Civilizations': Representations of Slavic/Muslim Encounters." Please e-mail abstracts by March 15 to Dragan Kujundzic (dragan@uci.edu).

    "Slavs in Hollywood." Please e-mail abstracts by March 15 to George Gutsche (gutscheg@u.arizona.edu)

    "Representing the Other: Russia and America during the Cold War." Please e-mail abstracts by March 15 to Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy (cn29@columbia.edu)


    Vitaly Chernetsky

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    SLAVIC FORUM 2002: Canons and Classics

    Graduate Student Conference
    on Russian and Central/East European
    Literature, Linguistics and Culture
    April 12-13, 2002

    Deadline for submission of abstracts: FEBRUARY 1, 2002

    The University of Chicago Slavic Department's annual conference, The Slavic Forum will be held on the campus of the University of Chicago on April 12th and 13th, 2002. We invite graduate students working in the literatures and cultures of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe to submit abstracts for a twenty-minute presentation. This year we are pleased to continue our expansion of the conference to include those working in Linguistics. Although we will gladly consider proposals for any work in these fields, Slavic Forum 2002 would like to encourage papers which focus on the classics and/or canons of the particular fields represented in the conference.

    Slavic Forum 2002 will publish the proceedings of the conference electronically. Selected papers may appear in the first issue of The Slavic Forum Almanac. Information about the Slavic Forum, including programs from past conferences, can be found at the University of Chicago Graduate Slavic Society web site http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/slavgrad/.

    Please send a one-page abstract (approximately 250 words or less) to Prof. Robert Bird at bird@uchicago.edu by February 1, 2002. Although we prefer to receive abstracts via e-mail, they may also be sent by post to the following address:

    Slavic Forum 2002
    Attn: Robert Bird
    University of Chicago
    1130 East 59th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637

    Please contact Professor Bird, or Peter DeMartino (pgdemart@midway.uchicago.edu) with any questions. Thank you.

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    Dear Colleagues,

    On behalf of the AATSEEL Program Committee, I would like to thank the conference participants and reviewers who made the 2001 AATSEEL annual meeting in New Orleans such a success. We are now preparing for the 2002 conference.

    This year's AATSEEL annual meeting will be held in New York on 27-30 December. We invite you to submit panel declarations in linguistics, literature and culture, and pedagogy to be published in the Call for Papers in the February AATSEEL Newsletter. The deadline for panel declarations to be published in the Newsletter's Call for Papers is 10 January 2002. The Call for Papers, including panel declarations that arrive later than 10 January, will also be published on the AATSEEL conference web site.

    We invite panel chairs to submit brief descriptions of their panels in those cases where the panel title alone might not sufficiently explain the intent of the panel.

    The Program Committee would like to emphasize that panel chairs are welcome to shape their own panels and to invite participants to submit abstracts for a specific panel. (Chairs may not, however, present papers at their own panels.) Abstracts of all who wish to give papers are due by 15 April or 1 August and subject to double-blind peer review. Authors may submit an abstract for a specific panel or for the conference as a whole.

    We would also like to remind you that all conference participants must be AATSEEL members in good standing for 2002 or request a membership waiver. Membership renewal forms will be sent later this year. You may also see the AATSEEL web site about membership at http://clover.slavic.pitt.edu/~aatseel.

    If you wish to post a panel declaration, please send the form appended below to one of the following contact persons. You are welcome to submit a panel declaration form by e-mail, fax, or post. We look forward to hearing from you, by 10 January if possible.

    With best wishes,

    Karen Evans-Romaine
    Chair, AATSEEL Program Committee

    Contact Persons:

    Dr. Eloise Boyle (pedagogy)
    Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
    University of Washington
    Box 353580
    Seattle, WA 98195
    Phone: 206-543-7580
    Fax: 206-593-0053
    Email: emboyle@u.washington.edu

    Professor Alla Nedashkivska (linguistics)
    Department of Modern Languages
    University of Alberta
    200 Arts Building
    Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6
    Phone: 780-492-3498
    Fax: 780-492-9106
    Email: alla.nedashkivska@ualberta.ca

    Professor Karen Evans-Romaine (literature and culture)
    Department of Modern Languages
    Ohio University
    Gordy Hall 283
    Athens, OH 45701-2979
    Phone: 740-593-2791 (office), 740-593-2765 (dept)
    Fax: 740-593-0729
    Email: evans-ro@ohio.edu

    Panel Declaration Form:

    Panel or Forum Title: Chair's Name: Chair's Academic Affiliation (or Independent Scholar): Chair's Postal Address: Chair's Telephone: Chair's Email Address: Equipment and Other Special Requests (if any): Brief Panel Description (optional):

    2002 AATSEEL Meeting Information

    The AATSEEL Executive Council is pleased to announce that AATSEEL 2002 will meet at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (overlooking Times Square), 27-30 December, 2002. Many thanks to Executive Director-Designate Kathleen Dillon for securing this site and negotiating a very favorable hotel contract. Further details about the conference will be made available in the spring of 2002. Please watch this space or check the AATSEEL Web site for updates.

    Jerry Ervin

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    AATSEEL-Wisconsin Annual Meeting

    October 5, 2002
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    David Danaher and Halina Filipowicz, co-chairs of AATSEEL-Wisconsin, invite abstracts on any aspect of Slavic literatures and cultures (including film) and on issues in the learning and teaching of Slavic languages and literatures. Individual papers will be combined into panels by the conference co-chairs.

    The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on 5 October 2002.

    The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 July 2002. Abstracts can be sent via e-mail (text-only format, i.e. without attachments). Abstracts sent by regular mail or fax should include four copies prepared for an anonymous review: only one copy should have the author's name and address. We strongly recommend that those who wish to submit an abstract refer to guidelines for writing abstracts on the AATSEEL website: http:://clover.slavic.pitt.edu/~aatseel/index.html

    The selection committee, consisting of panel chairs, panel secretaries, and the conference co-chairs, expects to notify those proposing papers of its decision by 15 August 2002.

    All abstracts should be sent to:

    Professor Halina Filipowicz
    Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
    University of Wisconsin
    1220 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706
    fax: 608.265.2814

    David S. Danaher, Assistant Professor
    Slavic Languages, 1432 Van Hise
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, WI 53706

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    Language of Pushkin

    February 3-8, 2002
    Pushinkie Gory, Russia

    Saint-Petersburg State University, "Mikhailoskoye" Museum-Preserve, Cultural - Enlightment Society "Pushkin project " and Humanitarian-cultural center "Piligrim" are pleased to invite you to take part in the International Scientific conference "Language of Pushkin" which is planned to be held from the 3rd till the 8th of February, 2002 in Pushkinskie Gory (Pushkin Hills), Russia. The program of the conference will include the lectures and reports on the next topics: 1. Pushkin about language 2. Pushkin and development of Russian literary language 3. The problem of understanding of Pushkin's texts by the modern reader 4. Pushkin's Language after Pushkin: the citation, the implication, intertexture 5. The citations of Pushkin in modern language consciousness: a cliche, idioms, and communicative fragments 6. Linguistic problems of translation of Pushkin's texts 7. The rhetorical organization of Pushkin's texts 8. Language of motives and plots of the Pushkin's epoch and its development in the Russian literature XIX - XX centuries 9. Language of genres of the epoch of Pushkin 10. The Round table: prospects of studying of language of Pushkin. Points of contiguity of linguistics and literary criticism. The format of the conference is 20 min for presentation + 10 min question time. The working language of the Conference is Russian. The registration fee is $100 (USD). The accommodation in Pushkinskie Gory (Pushkin Hills) (residing / 5 night, 2 meals a day, transport service, the excursion program) is free. The coordinates of the organizing committee: Russia, 197022, St. Petersburg, Prof. Popova str., 25 Society "Pushkin project" Tel./fax: 7-812-233 99 32, 7-812 - 238 03 94 e-mail: conferences@piligrim.com

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    8th Annual Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies

    April 27, 2002
    University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR

    The Eighth Annual Northwest Regional Conference for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the University of Oregon, Eugene. We are currently soliciting papers, panels or roundtable presentations for this one-day interdisciplinary conference. Proposals from faculty, graduate students and members of the general public are all welcome, and topic is open.

    Small travel stipends may be available to graduate students traveling from outside the Eugene area, and carpooling may be arranged from Seattle and other cities.

    Contributions on literature, the fine arts, the environment, post-Soviet foreign policy, historical research, economics, national identity or any other relevant subjects are encouraged. Papers related to the theme "Ten Years after the Soviet Union" are especially welcome.

    If you would like to join the program, please REPLY BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2002 with your name and details, a title and brief abstract to:

    JACOB KALTENBACH Assistant Director and Outreach Coordinator Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Center The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Box 353650, Thomson Hall, University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195, USA Tel: (206) 685-3113 E-mail: jak@u.washington.edu

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    Fourth International Conference
    June 29 - July 2, 2002, Tampere, Finland

    Panel on Popular Culture: Rock Music and Nationalism

    During the years of cultural resistance to Communist ideology in the countries of FSU and in EE, rock music turned out to be one of the most progressive modernizing art forms of the period. It found itself at the forefront of cultural and ideological straggle, became a conduit of liberal "Western" ideas. This historically "Western" art form was adapted in the SU and EE as its own, developed, went through variety of mutations. One of such processes was "nationalization" of rock music, both in terms of musical form and ideological content. This became particularly evident after the fall of Communism. In some instances "rock" has entirely moved away from it's Anglo-American prototype and even became unrecognizable as such. In addition it often became a means of discourse for groups and movements with strongly nationalist, anti--Western and chauvinist agenda. In this panel I propose to explore such and similar tendencies, using examples from the standpoint of global rock music experience.

    Organiser: Mark Yoffe International Counterculture Archive, Gelman Library,
    George Washington University 2130 H St. N.W.
    20052 Washington. D.C.
    E-mail: yoffe@gwu.edu

    NOTE: The deadline for all paper submissions to session organizers is January 31, 2002, and individually submitted papers reviewed by the conference organizing committee are due in the conference office (crossroads.2002@uta.fi) by February 18, 2002.

    Mark Yoffe, Ph.D.
    Curator, International Counterculture Archive
    Slavic Librarian
    Gelman Library, George Washington University
    Washington, DC 20052
    Phone: 202 994-6303
    Fax: 202 994-1340
    HTTP: gwis2.circ.gwu.edu/~yoffe

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    Dear Colleagues:

    I am organizing a special session on "Border Effects in Slavic Dialect Continua" at the 11th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (University of Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland, August 5-9, 2002) and would like to invite all Slavic dialectologists and sociolinguists to consider submitting abstracts for papers dealing with any aspect of border impact studies in Slavic. A more detailed description of the topics for the special session is appended below, together with the original call for papers for Methods XI. Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts is November 30.

    Best regards,

    Curt Woolhiser

    Special Session: Border Effects in Slavic Dialect Continua

    August 5-9, 2002
    University of Joensuu
    North Karelia, Finland

    Among the major language families of Europe, the Slavic languages have experienced the greatest number of border shifts (whether in location or in political status) over the course of the 20th century, with far-reaching implications for the development of dialect continua within the South Slavic, West Slavic and East Slavic zones. Despite the significance of these socio-political developments for the Slavophone regions of Europe, it is only within the last decade that large-scale empirical research has been done on the effects of political borders on contemporary Slavic dialect landscapes.

    This special session will serve as a forum at which scholars investigating the role of political borders in ongoing processes of dialect divergence and convergence in Slavic can present their research and engage in discussion of theoretical and methodological issues in sociolinguistic border impact studies. It is also hoped that the session will promote dialogue between Slavists and sociolinguists studying border effects elsewhere in Europe and in other regions of the world.

    Topics for the session include: the role of horizontal (dialect-dialect) and vertical (dialect-standard) convergence in cross-border divergent and convergent innovation; political borders and the geographical distribution of language functions; border regimes and cross-border geolinguistic diffusion; regional integration and cross-border diffusion; divergent language planning and its impact on border communities; cross-border social networks and their linguistic reflexes; ethnolinguistic identity and cross-border dialect divergence and convergence; political borders and language attitudes; political borders and perceptual dialectology. Proposals for papers dealing with situations in which Slavic dialects are "roofed" by Slavic standard languages on both sides of a political border are particularly welcome.

    Session Organizer: Curt Woolhiser, University of Texas (USA)

    Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2001. N.B. Please send your abstract both to the organizer of the session (cfwoolhiser@mail.utexas.edu) and the Methods XI Organizing Committee (methodsxi@joensuu.fi).

    Those who do not have access to e-mail should send their abstracts by regular mail to both of the following addresses:

    Curt Woolhiser
    Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
    Calhoun 415
    The University of Texas
    Austin, TX 78713_7217 USA
    Tel. (512) 232_9133, (512) 471_3607
    Fax: (512) 471_6710

    Methods XI Call for Papers

    The Eleventh International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XI) will be held from 5 to 9 August 2002, at the University of Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland. This conference, which has previously met triennially at various places in Canada and the United Kingdom, is now for the first time arranged in northern Europe. From its initial focus on problems of methodology, the conference series has gradually expanded its scope to cover the whole range of issues relating to regional, social and also historical variation in any language, group of languages or linguistic area. A special theme for Methods XI will be "Dialects across borders", which accords well with the nature of North Karelia as a historical border area between two states and two different linguistic and cultural traditions.

    Abstracts for papers are invited on any topic in regional, social or historical language variation. The presentations will last for 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Abstracts should be 300-400 words long, excluding bibliographies, and should preferably be submitted by e-mail as RTF (or ASCII text) files to the following address: methodsxi@joensuu.fi

    Those who do not have access to e-mail should send their abstracts by regular mail to:

    Methods XI Organising Committee
    Department of English
    University of Joensuu
    P.O. Box 111
    FIN-80101 Joensuu

    The conference language is English, but papers read in French and German are also welcome. The deadline for submission is 30 November, 2001. The authors will be notified of acceptance in January 2002.

    Invited speakers include Peter Auer (Freiburg), Jenny Cheshire (London), Ruth King (Toronto), Tapani Lehtinen (Helsinki) and Dennis Preston (Michigan).

    Papers and workshops or special sessions are particularly welcome on topics dealing with the effects of political, ethnic, cultural or other kinds of borders on all aspects of dialect or language variation. Suggestions for special sessions, workshops, demonstrations or poster sessions on other topics are also welcome.

    For further information, please see the conference website:


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    GLiP-4: Generative Linguistics in Poland

    (Morpho)phonological acquisition
    in the light of current phonological theories

    March 2, 2002
    Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland

    Sponsored by the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

    GLiP-4 is the second meeting in the GLiP series devoted to phonology and morphophonology, this time with a focus on language acquisition.

    We invite abstracts on the acquisition of phonology and morphophonology from the perspective of current adult-based theories. We welcome discussion of learnability issues as well as theoretically-oriented analyses of acquisitional data. Although the focus is on L1 phonology, abstracts concerning aspects of L2 acquisition will also be considered.

    The workshop is meant as a contribution to the ongoing debate on (1) how successfully current advances in phonology and morphophonology can be applied to account for what Menn (1983) terms "detours of the unskilled learner", and (2) the role that the analysis of developmental data can play in evaluation of competing adult-based (morpho)phonological theories.

    We would also like to draw some attention to the rarely addressed problem of acquisition of languages with complex morphophonology, and to test the common belief that acquisitional data from such languages can shed light on how children come to terms with the abstract phonological structure of the target language. In other words, we are interested in how and when children internalize adult phonological processes and representations, and in how the acquired adult-based processes interact with reduction processes in their interim grammars.

    The format of the workshop is 30 min for presentation + 15 min question time. The language of the conference is English.

    A volume of proceedings is also planned. See the GLiP pages at http://venus.ci.uw.edu.pl/~glip/ for details about the previous proceedings volumes.


    Beata Lukaszewicz, University of Warsaw
    Piotr Banski, University of Warsaw
    Adam Przepiorkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences


    Accommodation will be provided at the university hotel. More details are available from the GLiP web page (see below).

    CONFERENCE FEES (estimated):

    - Regular: 60 PLN
    - Student: 30 PLN


    - DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: 20 January 2002
    - Notification of acceptance: 28 January 2002
    - Meeting: 2 March 2002


    Should be *anonymous* (i.e., they should contain no personal data or explicit self-references) and consist of up to 700 words, together with examples and references.

    Because abstract forwarding to referees will be done by e-mail exclusively, the following are the possible formats of attachments, in *descending* order of preference:

    (Plain Text) > Postscript > PDF > (La)TeX > Word for Windows '97

    In cases when there is no need to use special phonetic symbols or phonological representations/rules, we strongly encourage PLAIN TEXT submissions.

    We regret to say that other formats will not be accepted.

    Should the electronic version of the abstract need special phonetic fonts apart from the SIL IPA fonts (http://www.sil.org/), please attach them as well. (We strongly discourage this practice though, and reserve the right to ask for a resubmission in a different format.)

    Those who submit abstracts in (*self-contained*!) (La)TeX should best use the tipa.sty package. See our web pages for pointers to the relevant web sites.

    Only one submission per person and one joint submission will be considered.

    Please note: do NOT send abstracts on diskettes. We will accept *e-mail* submissions *exclusively*.

    IMPORTANT: In the plain text part of your email, please supply the following information:

    - name, title,
    - title of the paper,
    - affiliation,
    - email address,
    - snail mail address.




    Send your abstracts to: GLiP-4 Organizing Committee (glip@bigfoot.com)

    Please be so kind as to use zip, gzip, bzip2 or some other compression utility to COMPRESS the attachment.

    For MORE INFORMATION see: http://venus.ci.uw.edu.pl/~glip/


    If you are (tentatively) interested in taking part in this conference, please, send your email address to GLiP-4 Organizing Committee (glip@bigfoot.com). Most future announcements, changes, etc., will be mailed only to registered prospective participants (and not to general linguistic lists).

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    Tolstoy Conference in Tbilisi

    June 5-10, 2002

    The Tolstoy Museum at Iasnaia Poliana is proud to announce a conference on Tolstoy to be held in Tbilisi, June 5-10, 2002, under the personal sponsorship of the President of Georgia, Mr. Eduard Shevardnadze. The theme of the conference is "Tolstoy in the Eighteen-Fifties: The Birth of a Writer."

    Those interested should contact Galina Alexeeva, Head of Academic Research Department at Iasnaia Poliana (galalexeeva@tula.net) or Donna Orwin, Editor of Tolstoy Studies Journal (dorwin@chass.utoronto.ca). The deadline for submissions of proposals is December 15, and participants will be notified by January 1 that their proposals have been accepted. For more details, go to the Tolstoy Web Site at www.utoronto.ca/tolstoy/.

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    55th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (Russian Section)

    April 18-20, 2002

    April 18-20, 2002, 55th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, the Russian sections solicit papers on the topic "Space & Place: Cultural Encounters & Confrontations" and other topics related to Russian language, literature, linguistics and pedagogy. Please send a one-page abstract by Dec. 1 to: gjanecek@uky.edu or Gerald Janecek, Dept. of Russian & Eastern Studies, U. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, tel.: 859-257-7025, fax.: 859-257-3743.

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    Thirteenth Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature, and Folklore

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    April 18-21, 2002

    The 13th Biennial Conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature, and Folklore will be held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 18-21 April 2002. Paper proposals are now being accepted in any area related to Balkan and South Slavic linguistics, literature and folklore. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please send a one-page abstract of your proposed talk by October 15, 2001 to:

    Professor Robert Greenberg
    Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3165

    For questions - e-mail us at:
    Ivana Vuletic: ivuletic@email.unc.edu
    Curt Ford: curtf@email.unc.edu
    Robert Greenberg: greenberg@unc.edu
    Organizing committee

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    37th International Congress on Medieval Studies

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    May 2-5, 2002

    Slavic Medievalists in all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at this prestigious conference.

    At the 36th International Congress, the session on Medieval Slavic included papers on everyday life in medieval Novgorod, 15th century Russian intellectual history, the concept of language among the medieval South Slavs, and the monumental pagan barrows of North-West Russia--the author of the last paper, Nicholas Petrov, was the recipient of the top Congress Travel Grant, which enabled him to come from St. Petersburg to the States for the first time.

    The papers at this session were well received and the organizers of the Congress, in an effort to increase the participation of Slavists at Kalamazoo, have approved two sessions at the 37th Congress:

    Medieval Slavic I: History and Culture
    Medieval Slavic II: Language and Literature.

    Historically, the presence of Slavists at the Kalamazoo Congresses has been very modest, to say the least. It is important that our colleagues working in the medieval cultures of Western Europe become more aware of the richness of the medieval Slavic cultures and to that end I appeal to all who work in Medieval Slavic--faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students in all disciplines--to submit a one-page, single-spaced abstract of a paper for presentation on one of these sessions. Again, all disciplines are eligible.

    In addition to the opportunity to interact with medievalists working in Western Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East, the Kalamazoo Congress can also serve as an occasion for Slavic Medievalists themselves to interact, to come to know one another personally, exchange notes, set up collaborative projects, etc., and plan for increasing our at Kalamazoo in the future. This past year, medievalists from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Russia were in attendance.

    If the response is good this year, we can look forward to these Medieval Slavic sessions every year; if we falter, we could very well lose ground, since the number of requests for sessions is huge (640 requests for the 37th Congress!) So if you are working on a Medieval Slavic topic (up to about 1600), please give very serious consideration to participating at Kalamazoo next year; let us not allow such a large segment of medieval culture to remain underrepresented.

    One last time: all disciplines are welcome.

    Please send your abstracts and inquiries to:

    David Murphy
    Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    Saint Louis University
    221 N. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63103

    Deadline for submission: September 25th.

    Abstracts can be sent by email, fax, or snail mail.

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    18th Conference on Baltic Studies

    Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies
    6-8 June, 2002
    Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus)
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Theme: The Baltic States in the Era of Globalization

    We invite proposals for papers concerning Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the broader Baltic Sea region, in these areas: Aesthetics, Culture, & Communication; Business & Economics; Democratic Reform; Geography & Earth Sciences; History; Linguistics; Literature; Political Science; Psychology & Education; and Religion.

    The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 14th, 2001. Please direct inquiries to Steven Young, young@umbc.edu, 410-455-2117 (voice mail), and I will put you in touch with the appropriate Division Chair.

    For further information, please contact Steven Young, Dept. of Modern Languages, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250. (410) 455-2117. Fax (410) 455-1025, e-mail young@umbc.edu.

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    August 26-29, 2002
    Chernivtsi, Ukraine

    The Vth Congress of the International Association of Ukrainian Studies (IAUS) will convene in Chernivtsi on August 26-29, 2002. It will be the first Congress to take place after a decade of Ukrainian independence.

    The very fact of Ukraine's independence has provided Ukrainianists with new perspectives in research. Today it becomes ever more evident that both the character and trajectory of Ukraine's post-communist transformation--its successes and failures--are to a large extent dependent on the previous historical and cultural legacy of Ukraine. The present "state of the nation" calls for a critical reassessment of this legacy--for a closer analysis of those elements that are presently responsible for structural benefits and/or constraints on the evolution of culture and society in Ukraine and that will continue to have a long-term impact on Ukraine's development. Of special interest is the multicultural character of this legacy, which has not yet been adequately integrated into Ukrainian studies.

    The Executive Committee of IAUS and presidents of the IAUS national affiliates hereby invite submissions from all scholars who deal directly or indirectly with Ukrainian culture, history, literature, language, social and cultural studies, and politics and government. IAUS will accept proposals for individual papers within the applicant's area of specialization. Individual submissions will be assessed and grouped with thematically similar papers into panels. IAUS also invites proposals for symposia, panels, and roundtable discussions, especially those that focus on the main themes of the Congress as outlined above. When organizing symposia, panels, or roundtable discussions, we ask that special attention be paid to facilitating the inclusion of the younger generation of scholars, as well as balancing international representation. (Proposals with participants from different national affiliates are especially encouraged.) IAUS also encourages proposals that consist of presentations of scholarly and professional projects that have been realized during the past decade, as well as educational initiatives that focus on reforming Ukrainian studies and related fields.

    Chernivtsi (Czernowitz) has been chosen as the site of the Congress because of its unique multicultural legacy and rich academic traditions. It also is well known as the center of Bukovyna, one of the most picturesque regions of Ukraine. We hope very much that the "Genius loci" will encourage open academic discussion and impart every participant in the Congress with pleasant memories.

    The deadline for proposal submissions is December 1, 2001. Submission guidelines are attached. All relevant information is also found on the internet at www.ukrainianstudies.org.


    The main languages of the Congress are Ukrainian and English. However, submissions and presentations in one of the following languages will also be accepted: French, German, Italian, Polish, and Russian. Each presentation should be no longer than 20 minutes and the length of papers should not exceed 2500 to 3000 words. Panel and roundtable proposals should include no more than three papers and two discussants. Symposia proposals should include no more than four panels.

    The deadline for paper abstracts and/or panel and roundtable proposals is December 15, 2001. Along with the abstract, applicants should provide the following information: academic affiliation (if any); position/title; a mailing address; telephone/e-mail/fax; and a short biography, curriculum vitae, a list of recent publications (if relevant), and any audio/visual needs for your presentation (if necessary). Application materials should be sent to the presidents of the national affiliates. (For those in countries without a national representation, please direct applications to Yaroslav Hrytsak of the IAUS Executive Committee, hrytsak@franko.lviv.ua.) Please note that the abstracts provided in December do not need to be in the language in which the paper will be presented. However, please indicate on the abstract the language of final presentation. This will not be a binding commitment, but is necessary for organizing purposes. Panel and symposium proposals should include full information for each panelist, as well as for the organizer (even if he or she is not presenting a paper). Panel and symposium proposals may be sponsored formally by national affiliates or other academic institutions. The registration fee for the Congress is $75.00 US per person. Instructions for payment of the registration fee will be sent by the national committees after receipt of the applications.

    Successful applicants must provide a 400 to 500 word synopsis of their talk to IAUS in Kyiv by May 21, 2002 (all languages other than Ukrainian) or June 21, 2002 (Ukrainian). Those who submit their synopses in languages other than Ukrainian are asked to pay a nominal fee of $10.00 US per synopsis--the IAUS will then have the synopses translated, so that Ukrainian-language synopses of all papers at the Congress are available during the Congress.

    Applicants do not need to be members of IAUS national affiliates to attend the Congress, although we strongly encourage applicants to join their respective national organizations. Further information about the Congress (including accommodations and special events) will be posted at www.ukrainianstudies.org as it becomes available.

    We look forward to seeing you in Chernivtsi!

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    Innovation in Language Instruction,
    A National US/ED Title VI Project Announces:

    Distance Learning of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference

    February 1-3, 2002 Washington, D.C.



    • Commissioned papers on the educational climate for LCTL instruction as well as issues such as characteristics of a high quality distance language course, cutting-edge developments in technology for language learning and learner assessment.
    • Presentations of distance learning language programs across the country
    • An opportunity for Title VI Centers to initiate and coordinate the systematic development of distance learning of the less commonly taught languages.


    • Richard D. Brecht, National Foreign Language Center
      Educational climate for LCTL instruction
    • Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University and
      Joan Jamieson, Northern Arizona University
      Computer assisted language learning and distance learning
    • Andrew Cohen, University of Minnesota
      Assessment of learners in a distance learning language course
    • Catherine Doughty and Michael Long,
      University of Hawaii at Manoa
      Creating the optimal language learning environment in a distance learning language course
    • Elizabeth Hoffman, Nebraska Department of Education
      Distance learning of languages


    "Innovation in Language Instruction" invites submissions for presentations at the conference. Presentations of successful, innovative distance language courses, activities, materials and tests are specifically requested. Presenters will be asked to set up a poster display showcasing their project or program in addition to making a short (10 minute) presentation. Following the poster display and the short presentation, presenters will be asked to participate in a panel discussion on one aspect of distance learning for less commonly taught languages.

    Send in a short description of the program, language course, activity, material or test that you would like to present. The abstract should not exceed one page in length. Include six anonymous copies of the abstract as well as one copy with the author's name and affiliation. Please also include a card with the following:

    The title of the program, course, activity, etc.
    Author's name
    e-mail address

    The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Monday, October 1, 2001. Abstracts should be sent to the following address:

    Language Innovation
    Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and
    African Languages
    Michigan State University
    A614 Wells Hall
    East Lansing, MI 48824

    Developed in partnership with the Title VI Centers at Michigan State University:

    African Studies Center
    Asian Studies Center
    Center for Advanced Studies in International Development with the Women in International Development Program
    Center for International Business Education and Research
    Center for Language Education and Research
    Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    In collaboration with:

    The National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages
    The National Foreign Language Center
    The Title VI Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota
    The Title VI National Foreign Language Research Center at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

    With support from:

    The Office of International Education and Graduate Programs (Title VI) of the U.S. Department of Education

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    The Duke and UNC CIBERS are pleased to announce that despite our previous communication difficulties, we have received a flurry of workshop and paper proposals for GLOBAL INTERDEPENDENCE AND LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND BUSINESS (CIBER 2002). The Program Committee has decided to issue a number of early acceptances, and a partial program is now available on the Duke CIBER website at http://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/ciber. We expect to be able to update this weekly as further program decisions are made.

    Projecting forward, we may have space on the program for 2-3 more pre-conference workshops. We remain very interested in receiving more individual paper or panel proposals, and we will continue to review submissions on a rolling basis. The final deadline for submission is January 4, 2002, and all invitations to participate will be issued by January 18.

    For more information, contact Marybeth Lavrakas at lavrakas@mail.duke.edu.

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    Global Interdependence and Language, Culture, and Business (CIBER 2002)
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina: March 13-16, 2002
    (conference formerly referred to as the Conference on Languages and Culture for World Business and the Professions)

    Organized and hosted by the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cosponsored by the CIBERs at Brigham Young University, Florida International University, San Diego State University, Thunderbird-The American Graduate School of International Management, University of South Carolina, University of Texas-Austin, and University of Utah.

    · Conference themes:
    The conference seeks to bring together business and language professionals and academics to discuss the juncture of foreign language, culture, and business in education today. Global interdependence demands an educational milieu to match reality. U.S. students must be able to take advantage of new opportunities, environments, organizations, and technologies that are shaping the world. Business/language/literature faculties possess untapped opportunities to join their respective disciplines to create curricula, pedagogies, educational materials, and technologies relevant for students' futures as part of an interdependent global economy.

    · Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, and Posters:
    We welcome submissions exploring theoretical, empirical, and practical approaches
    to integrating foreign language instruction, cross-cultural studies, and international
    business education to prepare for a globally interdependent world. Presentations on
    the following topics may focus on the K-12, undergraduate, post-graduate, or
    professional levels.
    · Business for Language Classes or Language for Business Classes?
    Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Global Education
    · Business in International Literature and International Literature in Business
    · The Cultural Dimensions of Globalization and Equity (e.g., how do culture and
    language reflect profound economic changes)
    · Language for Specialized Uses: Educating for New Career Options

    Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Send proposals for papers via email attachment to ciber@mail.duke.edu, with cc: billiema@mail.duke.edu.  Deadline for receipt: 01/04/02. Invitations for participation will be sent by 01/18/02.

    · Call for Pre-Conference Workshops:
    March 13 will be devoted to pre-conference workshops exploring computer technologies for teaching foreign languages, cross-cultural negotiations, and other managerial skills for a globally interdependent world.   Workshop sessions will last 1.5 hours. Submissions welcome from both academics and commercial sources. Send workshop proposals via email attachment to ciber@mail.duke.edu, with cc: billiema@mail.duke.edu.  Deadline for receipt: 12/7/01. Invitations to participate in the program will be issued by 1/11/02.

    Conference details available at http://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/ciber.  Questions may be addressed to conference coordinator Marybeth Lavrakas at lavrakas@mail.duke.edu.

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    The Over-Examined Life: New Perspectives on Tolstoy

    Monologist, moralist, (anti-)novelist, hyper-realist, and aristocratic bard of peasant and field... We are all familiar with the accepted notions of Tolstoy's art and thought. How can we experience the shock of the new again in our approach to Tolstoy? How can we "defamiliarize" our cherished ideas about the great defamiliarizer himself?

    The Harvard University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Davis Center for Russian Studies will host a two-day conference on April 19- 20, 2002 devoted to new perspectives on the life and work of Lev Tolstoy. This conference aims to bring together diverse approaches and revisit the foundations of Tolstoy scholarship. We seek papers that explicitly address much-beloved notions about the Great Master, and subject to critical inquiry the traditions and familiar assumptions of interpreting Tolstoy.

    Scholars interested in participating are invited to submit paper proposals by September 15, 2001. Abstracts may be sent to Julie A. Buckler (buckler@fas.harvard.edu) or Justin Weir (weir@fas.harvard.edu), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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    The annual conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) will be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University on 6-8 April 2002. Brief abstracts (100-200 words) are invited for 20-minute papers in any area of linguistics, language pedagogy, and translation studies as they pertain to the Slavonic languages. The working languages of the conference are English and Russian.

    Last year's conference featured approximately twenty papers in formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, language pedagogy, and translation studies presented by staff and graduate students from institutions in the UK and abroad. The conference as a whole saw around 245 presentations on literature, art, culture, history, economics, politics, sociology, social policy, film and media studies in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

    Abstracts for language, linguistics and translation studies papers should be sent, with full contact details, by 15 October 2001 to Neil Bermel at n.bermel@sheffield.ac.uk or at the following address:

    Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies
    Arts Tower, Western Bank
    University of Sheffield
    Sheffield S10 2TN United Kingdom
    Phone +44 (0)114 222 7405
    Fax: +44 (0)114 222 7416

    Apologies for cross-posting of this notice.

    ******************************************* Neil Bermel
    Sheffield University
    Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies
    Arts Tower, Western Bank
    Sheffield S10 2TN United Kingdom
    telephone (+44) (0)114 222 7405
    fax (+44) (0)114 222 7416

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    Call for Papers

    The second Chicago Conference on Caucasia will be held on the campus of the University of Chicago Thursday-Saturday 8-11 May 2002.

    We are issuing a call for papers dealing with the languages and cultures of Caucasia. There will be a Linguistics Session and a Culture Session.

    For the Linguistics Session, we solicit papers dealing with languages presently or historically spoken in the Caucasus. Topics dealing with any area of linguistics are welcomed.

    For the Culture Session, we solicit papers dealing with all areas of the folklore, literature, art, music, ethnography, and social sciences of the peoples of the North and South Caucasus.

    All abstracts for these sessions will be subjected to peer review. A total of 30 minutes will be allotted for the presentation and discussion of each paper accepted. Normally this means 20 minutes for the paper and 10 minutes for discussion, but the apportionment is at the discretion of the speaker. Time limits will be strictly observed. Papers must be presented in English. No funds are available to cover travel or housing costs.

    If you are interested in participating a paper, please sent a one- to two-page abstract of your proposed paper ideally via e-mail to hia5@midway.uchicago.edu or to the address below. Faculty members are particularly requested to encourage graduate students to submit abstracts. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 October 2001. You will be notified if your paper has been accepted for presentation by 1 November 2001.

    Chicago Conference on Caucasia
    Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
    University of Chicago
    1130 East 59th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637

    Telephone: 773-702-8033 * Fax: 773-702-7030 * slavic-department@uchicago.edu

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    The Modernisms of the 1960s in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland

    Bristol, April 2002

    Department of Music, University of Bristol in collaboration with Central European Music Research Centre (CEMRC) Department of Music, Cardiff University will hold a one-day conference at the Music Department, University of Bristol on Saturday April 27 2002:

    The Modernisms of the 1960s in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland

    Abstracts are invited for a study day on differences, appropriations, perceptions and transformations of modernity within Central European music between 1960 and 1970. The focus of the symposium will be on the response by Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland to Western concepts and practices, and the particular understanding of Modernism evidenced by music from these countries.

    Deadline for submissions: November 30 2001. Further details available from Rachel Beckles Willson R.BecklesWillson@bris.ac.uk

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    British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies

    Abstracts (100 words) are invited for 20-minute papers in LITERATURE, ART, MUSIC, FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES, CULTURAL STUDIES (including GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES) to be given at the annual convention of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University (UK), between 6-8 April 2002. Please send abstracts to PETER I. BARTA by e-mail (p.barta@surrey.ac.uk) by 15 October 2001.

    Peter I. Barta
    Professor of Russian and Cultural Studies
    Head, Russian Studies
    University of Surrey
    Guildford GU2 5XH
    Tel: (01483) 300800 ext 2822
    e-mail: p.barta@surrey.ac.uk
    fax: (01483)259527

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    Screening the Word: Visual Adaptations of Literature in Russian and Soviet Culture

    28-30 May 2002

    This international conference aims to explore themes relating to the image-text boundary by examining a broad range of topics centred around: 1) Russian, Soviet and Postsoviet screen adaptions of fiction, and 2) general issues connected with the relationship between the verbal and the visual in Russian culture.

    Papers might address some of the following themes/categories, although other suggestions will also be welcomed:

    a.. The relationship of the screen adaptation to the literary canon in Soviet and Postsoviet Russia
    b.. The influence of cinema and the visual media on Russian literature
    c.. What film adaptations say about the fate of Russian literary culture in the visual era
    d.. How they reveal the faultlines along which Soviet ideology eventually split asunder
    e.. How they demonstrate the tensions existing between "mass" and "high" culture
    f.. What the ekranizatsiia tells us about the nature of representation itself
    g.. The limitations and potentials of film, literature and television as media of expression
    h.. Text-to-screen translation as reduction/subversion/dialogue
    i.. Reactions by painters to literature

    The conference will feature two keynote speakers:

    Igor Maslennikov (director of the celebrated Soviet "Sherlock Holmes" and other literary adaptations): "Diametral'no protivopolozhnyie podkhody k ekranizatsii russkoi klassiki: ot bukvalizma k paradoksal'nomu prochteniu"

    Professor Helena Goscilo (eminent US specialist in contemporary Russian Culture): "Moving Images and Eye-deologies"

    The working languages of the conference will be English and Russian

    It will be hosted at the University of Surrey, located in Guildford, which is situated amidst beautiful English countryside, 30 minutes away from Central London. Contributors will be accommodated on campus

    Financial assistance may be available for some contributors.

    It is hoped that the conference will result in the publication of an edited volume based around the papers given

    Brief abstracts should be sent to the conference organisers by June 30, 2001.

    Conference Organisers: Dr Stephen Hutchings (s.hutchings@surrey.ac.uk) and Dr Anat Vernitski (a.vernitskaia@surrey.ac.uk)
    Department of Linguistic and International Studies
    University of Surrey
    Surrey GU2 5XH, UK
    Fax.: +00 44 (0)1483 876201

    Up-dated information about the conference can be found on the web at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/LVMG/conference.htm

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    Sociolinguistics Symposium 14

    Discourse Resources: The Sociolinguistics of Access, Availability and Distribution
    Gent, April 4-6, 2002

    Plenary speakers:

    Prof. John HAVILAND (Reed College, Portland)
    Prof. Don KULICK (University of Stockholm)
    Prof. Ceil LUCAS (Gallaudet University, Washington DC)
    Dr. Ben RAMPTON (King's College, London)

    Conference theme:

    Discourse resources: the sociolinguistics of access, availability and distribution.

    In addition to papers in any area of sociolinguistics, the academic programme committee particularly welcomes papers which address the connections between sociolinguistics and discourse analysis by foregrounding issues of inequality with regard to resources of language, discourses, styles and genres. Contributors are encouraged to pay special attention to international as well as local sites of language use and to signed as well as spoken language.

    Deadlines call for papers
    1 June 2001: outline proposals for colloquia
    1 October 2001: abstracts
    15 November 2001: outcome of refereeing process
    15 January 2002: registration for presenters
    1 March 2002: registration for other conference participants

    Organising Committee:

    Prof. Jan Blommaert, Department of African Studies, University of Gent
    Mr. Peter Flynn, English Department, University of Gent
    Dr. Geert Jacobs, Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences, University of Antwerp
    Dr. Jim O'Driscoll, English Department, University of Gent
    Ms. Katrijn Maryns, Department of African Studies, University of Gent
    Prof. Stef Slembrouck, English Department, University of Gent
    Prof. Annemarie Vandenbergen, English Department, University of Gent
    Dr. Mieke Van Herreweghe, English Department, University of Gent and FEVLADO
    Ms. Ellen Van Praet, English Department, University of Gent


    Sociolinguistics Symposium 14
    c/o English Department
    University of Gent
    Rozier 44
    B-9000 Gent (Belgium)

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