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TopicUIC hiring Director, School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

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 […]

TopicPhD Program in Critical European Culture Studies (Pitt)

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 […]

TopicGraduate programs at the University of Alberta

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 […]

DepositPeriodical Studies: Why and How to Re-read East European Journals

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.

DepositDigital Émigré: Journals of the Russian Diaspora

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.

TopicUniversity of Waterloo: Croatian Studies, Assistant Professor/Lecturer, one-year

Croatian Studies, Assistant Professor/Lecturer, one-year term (renewable) The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional teacher and researcher for a 12-month limited term appointment (renewable) in the area of Croatian Studies beginning January 1, 2019. The Department seeks to appoint an Assistant […]