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Horror film screenings on campus

Free screening of horror films originating in East European/Russia or with an East European miss-en-scene via Professor Malynne Sternstein's course on East European horror every Wednesday evening at 7PM in Cobb 425. 

Wednesday, Oct. 15           Taxidermia (Palfi)

Wednesday, Oct. 22          Abandoned (Cerda)

Wednesday, Oct. 29          Cargo 200 (Balabanov)

Wednesday, Nov. 5           Strigoi (Jackson)

Wednesday, Nov. 12         No Screening

CFP: Gedenkschrift in honor of life and career of Frantisek Svejkovsky, submission deadline Nov. 15, 2014

Call for papers for a Gedenkschrift in honor of the life and career of František Svejkovský (former professor in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures).  Papers on medieval or early modern East and central European literatures and cultures invited.  Please submit your manuscript to Helen Sdvizhkov at helen.o.sdv@gmail.com by November 15, 2014.

ACTR Russian language study-abroad programs; spring semester application deadline Oct. 15, 2014

American Councils (ACTR) is currently accepting applications for its Russian language study-abroad programs, including the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), the Business Russian Language and Internship Program (BRLI), and the Heritage Speakers Program. The deadline for spring semester applications is October 15, 2014.


Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), FLAS, and the American Councils Outbound Scholarship Fund.

Short Term Research Fellowships, NY Public Library, application deadline Jan. 16, 2015

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.

Turkish Circle, "Turk Dili Tarihi," Kagan Arik, Oct. 14, 5:00 p.m.

We are excited to invite you to the first Turkish Circle of the year. Speakers and listeners of all levels are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to present at Turkish Circle during the year or if you have any questions/concerns. 






Kağan Arık

University of Chicago 



Türk Dili Tarihi

(The History of the Turkish Language)

CFP: Studies in Russian Literature: self-reflection, geo-cultural variability, and the limits of vocation, Sofia, Bulgaria, conf. May 21-23, 2015; proposal deadline, Nov. 30, 2014

CFP: Studies in Russian literature: self-reflection, geo-cultural variability, and the limits of vocation; International Conference; Sofia (Bulgaria), 21-23 May 2015; deadline 30 November 2014



1. A scholar’s repertoire, just as a writer’s one, is circumscribed by his or her habitus: his or her unique place in a field of production, or, ideally, the individual refraction and outcome of the field’s development up to a given moment in time.

Writers as Critics Conference, Oct. 10-11, 2014

Due to a double booking, our Friday sessions will now take place in Foster Hall, beginning with breakfast in Foster 103, and continuing in Foster 505.  Saturday, the conference will take place at the Franke Institute. Please circulate this message to your lists.


Here is the program, with revised location information: 


2014 MacArthur Fellow Tara Zahra Lecture and Reception, Oct. 14, 2014

2014 MacArthur Fellow Tara Zahra Lecture & Reception

The Division of the Social Sciences and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and 
Society present a celebration in honor of the University’s 2014 MacArthur fellow, 
Tara Zahra, Professor of East European History and the College. The MacArthur 
Foundation praised her for, “challenging the way we view the development of 
the concepts of nation, family and ethnicity and painting a more integrative 


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