Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an administrator/scholar who can provide energetic and visionary leadership as Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Director reports to the Dean of […]
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking two students for graduate positions in the program in Critical European Culture Studies. This elite program offers a unique opportunity to study the cultural questions of Europeanization in an interdisciplinary setting. It prepares students for a broad profile of academic and non-academic careers. Successful candidates will receive close mentoring […]
Russian and Soviet literature; postcolonialism; cultural studies
Tatiana Klepikova is a visiting researcher at the School for Cultural Studies of the NRU Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where she is working on her postdoctoral project on contemporary Russian queer theater that she will continue at the University of Toronto in August 2019. She has defended her Ph.D. in Slavic Literary Studies at the University of Passau, Germany earlier this year, after obtaining degrees in Pedagogy of Foreign Languages and English and Hispanic Studies in Yaroslavl (Russia), and Russian and East Central European Studies in Passau. She is co-editor of several collections of interdisciplinary essays on privacy, including Outside the “Comfort Zone”: Private and Public Spheres in Late Socialist Europe (forthcoming in 2019 by De Gruyter). Her broader research interests include Soviet and contemporary Russian history and culture, political art, cultural privacy studies, queer studies, performance studies, and histories and cultures of LGBT communities in the post-Soviet space.
Nearly a decade ago, Sean Latham and Robert Scholes ambitiously proclaimed “The Rise of Periodical Studies” in the PMLA, the premier publication that institutionalizes new trends in literary and cultural studies. Latham and Scholes proposed a seemingly radical reorientation in the philological scholarship of magazines and journals: treat them as “autonomous objects of study” rather than just as “containers of discrete bits of information.” And while this approach has provoked significant, if at times polemical response in English and American Studies, the Slavic and East European fields have remained surprisingly silent. Is the notion of periodical studies as a discrete field applicable to our work? Does it differ from the ways Slavists have been analyzing journals for decades? At “Decoding the Periodical,” a workshop at Princeton University in March 2015,2 we explored these questions with participants from fields of history, art history, and literary studies. Our conclusion was an emphatic yes, that periodical studies does offer Slavic new methodological avenues that reveal the dynamism of our specific periodical culture.
The Digital Émigré is a web-based resource for exploring the periodical literature of the 20th century Russian emigration. As an online repository of Russian journals and magazines it makes accessible a curated textual corpus in an archive accompanied by a database featuring article-level bibliographical information of these journals. Allowing for new kinds of distant reading of the text and the evaluation of genres, authors and their social communities, Digital Émigré encourages new approaches to journals as mass phenomena that involve thousands of authors and are deeply rooted in the intellectual life of the Russian emigration. The project thereby bridges philological approaches, cultural studies enquiry and sociological questions about intellectual networks and communities of artistic production.
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta is proud to invite applications to its new innovative MA and PhD Programs in Modern Languages & Cultural Studies. We offer: an interdisciplinary and transcultural focus collaborative, student-centred programs dual emphasis on academic and professional development Modern Languages and Cultural Studies offers […]
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to fill the position of Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography. The Huculak Chair is located in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS) and works closely with the Peter and […]
We invite you to submit works and to call attention to the Modern Language Association’s upcoming publication prize competitions. In January 2020, eighteen publication prizes will be presented at the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle. In addition to the James Russell Lowell Prize for an outstanding scholarly work by a member of the association and the […]
Employment Opportunity at the University of Alberta: Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professorship Applications are invited for the position of Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is a nine-month appointment to be held jointly in the Departments of History and Classics, and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS, […]