Thursday, January 12, 2017

Announcement: 47th St. Gallen Symposium

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Would you like to present your disruptive ideas to world leaders such as Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund, Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Co., Professor Niall Ferguson, Harvard University, Jack Ma, Alibaba.com, and Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, President Republic of Singapore?
Discuss your ideas with the global elite, create an impact, win CHF 20,000.– and enjoy an all-expenses-covered trip to Switzerland. Seize the opportunity and qualify as one of 200 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 47th St. Gallen Symposium (www.symposium.org) by competing for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. Including the following highlights:

  • Participation as “Leader of Tomorrow” in a global forum
  • Meet 600 top managers, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from more than 50 nations
  • Share your ideas with the symposium’s global audience
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds from around the world and become a member of a global community
  • All expenses paid (travel, board and lodging)
  • Broad media coverage

The 47th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 3–5 May 2017 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, under the topic “The dilemma of disruption”. The St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award is the world’s most prestigious essay competition of its kind giving you the extraordinary opportunity to share your voice and opinion with some of the world’s most influential leaders and decision makers.

Have a look at the competition question and requirements at www.symp.sg/competition, register now to receive the latest news and tips, and hand in your essay no later than 1 February 2017.

To get more insights check out our YouTube Video on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZs20tCu5zw

Summer program: Vilnius Summer School 2017

Deadline: February 28, 2017 (early-bird)

The upcoming summer we are launching Vilnius Summer School and would like to invite students or any other persons who might be interested in the courses Vilnius Summer School provides. We would be grateful, if you could share the information below with those who might be interested.

Vilnius Summer School is a week-length academic program dedicated to facilitate dialogue and in-depth analysis in the field of energy and military security at national, regional and global level.

We invite the best experts and scientists of their field to share their knowledge and experience with students and any other persons from abroad who might be interested in energy and military security issues.

We propose two courses on military and energy security:
  • Military Security course gives you a chance to get in-depth understanding about current threats the Eastern flank of Europe faces and the counter-measures it applies to deter aggressors and defend both - regional and national - security interests.
  • Energy Security course provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge about national and regional energy policy attempts to secure sustainable, competitive and affordable energy for EU energy consumers - households and businesses.

We also promise engaging studies, international environment and leisure activities!

Why should anyone be interested in Vilnius Summer School? The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is located near the geographic center of Europe. Such geographic location of Lithuania often leads to situations when Vilnius becomes the spot of clashes between the West and the East, especially in terms of military and energy security interests. Namely, the two courses of Vilnius Summer School 2017 will be devoted to discuss relevant issues of military and energy security. Join us in Vilnius Summer School 1-8 July 2017 and be in the swim!

When? 1-8 July, 2017
Where? Vilnius, Lithuania

We invite you to visit our website: http://www.vilniusschool.org/ and learn more about the courses we provide.

We also encourage students to submit their applications to Vilnius Summer Schools 2017 by the Early Bird deadline of 28 February, 2017. Should you have any questions regarding Vilnius Summer Schools or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Conference: 24th Int'l Conference of Europeanists

Deadline: February 1, 2017

CES Conference Travel Grants
24th International Conference of Europeanists

The CES Conference Travel Grants support trans-continental travel for junior faculty and graduate students who are scheduled to present at the 24th International Conference of Europeanists. Recipients will receive a $500 grant and waiver of their conference registration fee. Apply today.

All applications are due February 1.



Reserve Your Hotel Room

Early bookings strongly encouraged!

CES urges all attendees to book their hotel rooms as early as possible. Take advantage of our special offers, such as Hilton Glasgow (from £140/ night) and Novotel (from £110/night). Book today from our hotel page

Exhibits & Advertising

Space available for Glasgow

Advertise and exhibit at the 24th International Conference of Europeanists! You will reach a community of over 1,500 scholars, researchers, policy specialists, and students focused on the study of Europe. View our advertising circular to learn how to rent exhibit tables or place ads in the print program and/or mobile app. For more information, visit our Advertising & Exhibitspage.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CFS: Translated Yiddish Works

Deadline: January 18, 2017. 

Since 2013, Pakn Treger has published a special translation issue of the magazine, highlighting a new generation of translators and making the work of many Yiddish writers available in English for the first time.

This year, we’re trying something new: a shorter collection of stories, poems, and drama linked by a common theme.

This year’s theme is “Writing by Women.” We are especially interested in prose and drama, as those formats have attracted less attention than Yiddish women’s poetry.

Prose submissions should be no longer than 10,000 words. There is no limit on the number of poems that can be submitted. The honorarium for prose is $100, regardless of length; the honorarium for poetry is $50 per poem.

E-mail submissions to translate@yiddishbookcenter.org. Mark the subject line: “Translation Issue Submission [Your Last Name]”

Job: Preceptor in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language at Harvard University

Deadline: December 16, 2016

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Preceptor in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017 with teaching beginning in Fall Semester 2017. The preceptor will be responsible for courses in beginning Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language (2 courses per academic year) and additional tutorials in intermediate and advanced Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian as needed. The preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language and assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including research in Slavic linguistics and second-language acquisition as well as possible establishment of opportunities for study abroad in the former Yugoslavia. This is a part-time appointment valid for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval. Interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype in January 2017.

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, language program and curriculum development, student advising and recruitment, materials design, teaching with technology, and have native or near-native proficiency in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and English. An MA or PhD or equivalent graduate training is preferred.
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7311), no later than December 16, 2016
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A brief teaching statement and a sample of teaching materials and syllabi
4. Names and contact information of at least three references who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. (Letters should be submitted on the ARIeS portal and your application will be complete only when at least three letters have been submitted.)


Contact Information: Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Slavic Language Program, sclancy@fas.harvard.edu

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CFP: Charles F. Fraker Conference

Deadline for abstracts: December 10th

2017 Charles F. Fraker Conference
The Image Reframed: Visions of Instability
February 10​th​ and 11​th​, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The 2017 Charles F. Fraker Conference at the University of Michigan will take as its point of departure the contested nature of the image, a point that is critical to the dialogue between our keynote speakers, Michael Taussig and W. J. T. Mitchell. Images can sear, blur, fade, or proliferate.Images can be captured, scanned, altered, or reproduced. The image is a subject and an object; there is a categorical instability to the image that belies the hard dimensions of the frame. We are interested in images, the way they inform us about the past and the present, and also the way they affect our notions of reality and personhood. With the significant development of image-making technology, is it still possible to accept the truth claims of any given image? How can we still approach their historical, socio-political indexicalities and authorial intentions without skepticism?

Where do we locate images in the narration of history? How do we interpret history through images? How do we look at images as manifestation of historical phenomena? What agency is allowed in the space between the author of an image and the reception of the image? Does the image itself have an agency? How does image production impact the agency of subjects that are represented? In what ways can we overcome the distancing effects that are generated by the cloning of images? When viewing an image, does the spectator put oneself in the same position as the image’s author? Does the reproduction of the image blur these positions, and what is at stake in this disruption?

Papers may explore, directly or obliquely, images that represent, challenge, or distort notions of:
  • literature framing objectification & subjectification
  • photography media & mediation authorship & spectatorship
  • still images production & consumption history & historicity
  • cinema visual culture memory
  • illustration looking & seeing politics
  • maps gaze nation state & empire
  • technology perception friendship, enemies & betrayal
  • reproducibility invisibility resistance
  • aura otherness the city
  • cloning object & subject (de)territorialization
  • archive analogy indexicality
  • ethics posthumanism obscenity
  • violence gender

The Charles F. Fraker Conference is hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and
Literatures at the University of Michigan. We welcome abstracts up to 250 words for papers in any Romance language or English engaging cross-disciplinary questions of the image. We encourage scholarly investigations in the form of academic papers, but also alternative forms of inquiry such as hybrid prose, poetry, performance, photography, or film. Works may deal with Romance literary or cultural studies as well as other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Please include a brief bio with submissions.
Please send your abstract and brief bio to frakerconference@umich.edu by December 10th of 2016.

CFP: Graduate Student Colloquium at Portland State University

Deadline: March 1, 2017

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University (Portland, OR) will hold a Graduate Symposium on May 27, 2017. The organizing committee invites proposals for individual papers and pre-organized panel proposals on any topic related to language, literature, culture, pedagogy and film, comparative literature, Hispanic women writers, Afro-Hispanic studies, cognitive literary studies, translation, linguistics, and global patterns.

Graduate students who would like to participate in the Symposium are invited to submit a 250-word abstract in English for a proposed paper by March 1, 2017.

Presentations are limited to 20 min each. Pre-organized panel proposals are encouraged.

More information and a link to the submission forms are available at: https://www.pdx.edu/wll/graduate-colloquium.