The ministry of education and science of Russian Federation
The chair of Russian language and cross-cultural communication informs you about
international scientific conference
“World-wide language and cultural universals”
which will be held on
October 8-10, 2015
We kindly invite Russian and foreign scientists (linguists, literary and culture specialists, practical teachers, journalists etc.) whose scientific interests lie in the sphere of theoretical, methodological and practical problems of philology, cross-cultural communication, methods of teaching Russian and foreign languages and literature.
The conference includes the following sections:
- Current problems of modern linguistics;
- Cross-cultural communication: problems and prospects;
- Language as a mirror of spiritual, national and cultural values;
- Problems of comparative linguistics;
- Current problems of modern studies on literature;
- Aspects of studies on fiction text;
- Methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language: traditions and innovations;
- Current state and prospects of teaching Russian and literature in high and secondary school;
- Journalism in the context of the present;
- Professional and personal development of a future specialist: the search of effective conditions and methods.
The conference covers plenary and sectional sittings and the discussion on the problems
Languages of the conference: Russian and English.
Forms of participations: internal and correspondence ones.
Travelling, lodging and meals are at the expense of the participants.
Hotel rooms can be booked for the guests.
The reports are planned to be published as a collection registed in RISQ (Russian Index of Scientific Quotation). Participation fee is 700 Russian roubles.
The address of the conference: 394006, Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, the chair of Russian language and cross-cultural communication (building 5, room 5203), 84, 20-letiya Oktyabrya street, Voronezh, Russia.
Applications will be considered and invitations will be sent by the organizing committee before September 15, 2015.
The committee has the right to edit thearticles and reports before publication.
The address of the organizing committee: 394006, 84, building 5, room 5203; 20-letiya Oktyabrya street, Voronezh, Russia.
Contact phone numbers:
8(473)271-50-48 – the chair of Russian language and cross-cultural communication;
+7(960) 134 18 22 – Novikova Olga Vladimirovna, conference coordinator.
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The Department of Slavic Linguistics and the Department of Slavic Literatures at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski are pleased to invite you to take part in the Tenth National Slavic Studies Conference that will take place from April 22th to April 24th 2010 at the Bulgarian Red Cross National Education Centre in the village of Lozen near Sofia.
The topic of the Tenth National Slavic Studies Conference is
Truth, Mystification and Lie in Slavic Languages,
Literatures and Cultures
The conference will be held in memory of
Prof. Svetomir Ivanchev ( To His Ninetieth Anniversary)
We would be glad if your papers conform to the topic of one of the following sections:
– Fact and Fiction in Oral and Written Culture
– Norm, Discourse Practices and Language Ideology in Slavonic Languages
Potential contributors are invited to deliver 20-minute presentation that may have approximately 10 standard pages, including a list of references, two abstracts (one in a Slavic language different from the language of the main text and another one in English) and no more than five key words. The working languages of the conference are all Slavic languages, English, French and German.
The papers will be accepted for publishing after review and selection. Please, submit the printed as well as the electronic version of the paper using Word, Windows and Times New Roman font.
Conference fee is 40 BGN (20 EUR).
Head of the Department Head of the Department
of Slavic Linguistics: of Slavic Literatures:
(Assoc. Prof. Valentin Geshev) (Assoc. Prof. Kalina Bahneva)
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На 25 и 26 април 2014 г. в Софийския университет ще се проведе студентска научна конференция, посветена на 20-тата годишнина на специалност Балканистика. Можете да участвате с доклади в областта на балканското езикозонание, литература, история, култура и политика.
On behalf of the administration of the Department of General, Indo-European and Balkan Linguistics, Faculty of Slavic Studies, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“ we would like to invite you to the Student Scientific Conference dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the Speciality Balkan Studies. It will be held from 25th to 27th April 2014 in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The participants will present paper works in the fields of the Balkan Linguistics, Literature, History, Culture and Politics.
Председател на организационния комитет
Chair of the Organizational Committee
доц. д-р Русана Бейлери
Катедра по общо, индоевропейско и балканско езикознание
Факултет по славянски филологии
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Russana Beyleri, PhD
Department Chair "General, Indo-European & Balkan Linguistics"
University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski"
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CALL FOR PAPERS
National Academic Conference
Repetition, Renewal – Practices of Remake
20 – 21 March 2020
New Conference Hall, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Literary Theory Department at the Faculty of Slavic Studies of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the Literary Theory Department at the Institute for Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences have the pleasure of inviting you to their traditional joint conference. This year the conference will be focused on the topic of “remake”, thought in the broadest possible sense. The invitation addresses established and young researchers (including PhD students) from all areas of the humanities.
The new make of a familiar work of art raises the question of its conceptualization from the very emergence of cultural practices. Aesthetics of the same presumes multiple re-enactments – of the well-known myths in Ancient Greek tragedy, of popular folklore narratives in Renaissance novella, of traditional scenes in classical painting – in a new way. In the world of modern technologies, the issue of reworking an existing artwork is posed in a new way and the product is given the name “remake”. Coined in the area of film industry, initially the notion referred to the appearance of a new version of an existing film. Nevertheless, it enters the sphere of other cultural and artistic practices, as well as the field of popular culture. High technologies, able to provide immediate and perfect copy of every cultural product, imply not only the multiplication of the same, but also the striving for new strategies of renewal, for finding the balance between known and unknown. How do all these interactions affect culture, arts, and the humanities?
Papers are welcome in the following thematic fields but the suggested list is not exhaustive:
- emergence of the concept of remake in cinema; different remake practices; sequel, prequel, reboot, spin-off, cinema universe; art cinema and mass production;
- the remake in various arts – cinema, literature, music, stage arts, etc.;
- remake in popular and mass culture; aesthetics of the same and the return of collective phantasms;
- history of remake practices, renewal in the history of art and culture;
- remake in video-games; playing, replaying, versions;
- remake, adaptation and appropriation – similar approaches or antipodes;
- remake and translation, languages of the remake;
- conceptualizations of remake in the humanities – theory of repetition and renewal; the question of the scope of the concept; remake and simulacrum;
- remake and marketing, the place of remake in management and economy of culture; repetition and renewal in the logic of cultural industry;
- repetition and renewal in the intersections of various arts; the remake in the course of transformation and change of art media;
- techniques of remake practices; the role of high technologies in repetition and renewal;
- social networks, collective creative work, anonymous transformations – collage, meme, Facebook personalities.
They shall contain title, abstract of up to 300 words, key words and author’s affiliation.
Length of presentations: 20 minutes.
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THE FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY
AND THE CULTURAL CENTRE OF SOFIA UNIVERSITY
in partnership with
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Guanajuato
Center for Philosophy, University of Tokyo
Faculty of Humanities, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”
Department of Comparative Literature, Istanbul Bilgi University
CALL FOR PAPERS
for an international interdisciplinary conference
THE ENLIGHTENMENT FROM A NON-WESTERN PERSPECTIVE
THEMATIC AREA OF THE CONFERENCE
The Enlightenment is an intellectual and philosophical high point of European historical development. It created powerful ideas and ideals – such as freedom, moral law, empowered, autonomous citizenship, fraternity and equality, representative democracy and tolerance, along with the ideas of progress and rational governmentality of society. At the same time, however, it also legitimized the Eurocentric domination of the world, serving as universal justification for all imperial conquests, for the destruction of local traditions, for ruthless technologization and exploitation of various non-European cultures and the forceful export of “civilization,” and “modernity”.
Today, the general consequences of the Enlightenment seem to be ambiguous: spread of literacy, scientific and economic progress, rule of law, emancipation movements along with centuries of colonial rule, violent political changes, disastrous world and local wars. The Enlightenment ideas have inspired several revolutions – political, philosophical and technological. They are the normative basis of democracy, yet of free market, technology and capitalism, too; they legitimize colonization, yet also anti-colonial and anti-capitalist resistance movements. Philosophers, writers and public figures of the Enlightenment, along with agents of mass education and literacy, spread across the world the standards of human dignity, sovereignty and emancipation, which are still enshrined in the legal and moral order of the “global present”. However, their dark doubles – eurocentrism, nationalism, racism, xenophobia, patriarchalism – are rooted in the very same intellectual, moral and political project and continue to shape our present as well.
All this shows that the Enlightenment is still very much a topical, controversial issue that has important political and intellectual implications; it raises questions and doubts – is Modernity a finished or still an unfinished project? In this strict sense, thinking about the Enlightenment and Modernity means not only thinking about our own origin; it means justifying our present and designing our future.
This conference aims not only to rethink those already known and inevitable contradictions, but also to de-Europeanize the history of the Enlightenment and its contemporary condition: to offer new perspectives from the “peripheries” which will, as we hope, re-examine the ambivalent legacy of the Enlightenment in a new heuristic way.
We propose the following possible topics:
The historical fate of the Enlightenment in non-European peripheries. Political, public and cultural effects and their development. Agents, channels, discourses, events, personalities.
Enlightenment in non-European peripheries/cultures/modernities: imported or autochthonous?
Are there specific contexts and traditions – local, pre-Enlightenment, indigenous; what is the specificity of the regional modernizations?
Internal “peripheral” discussions about Enlightenment ideas and ideals. What are the local variants of general disputes and controversies?
Reception of Eurocentric metanarratives of the Enlightenment and reception of the great philosophers and writers of the Enlightenment: their function, fate and local specificity in non-European contexts during colonialism.
The Enlightenment and post-colonial studies. Differences between non-European and non-Western perspectives. Revision of the stereotype “non-Western perspective.” Is “periphery” a good concept and a real alternative? The ideas and values of the Enlightenment in the contexts of colonization, post-colonial condition, self-colonization.
The problems of desecularization of the world and the critique of the Enlightenment. Do we need a revision of the secular world order?
What is the legacy of the Enlightenment in a global world where freedom, the power of reason, and human dignity are endangered? Can we defend and redefine those idea(l)s today?
What are the different types of anti-Enlightenment movements: ideas, personalities, debates, events? How do peripheries question and challenge the Eurocentric universalism of the Enlightenment?
What are the local answers to these global issues: what happened after the critique and crisis of the metanarratives, are there the new alternative political projects, how should one react to the crisis of the imagination and the absence of neoliberal alternatives?
End of the Enlightenment? The local and historical exhaustion of the Enlightenment wand of all its ideas, utopias, concepts and discourses. Are these local crises a sign of global decomposition of the Enlightenment project
Utopia and the legacy of the Enlightenment. What is the fate of utopia after the collapse of state communism, in the neoliberal present of “no alternative”? What are the ways and models of imagining the future today?
The conference will be held from 23 to 27 May 2016 in Bulgaria. The main part of the conference will take place at Sofia University, Sofia, on 23, 24 and 25 May. The second part (the Doctoral School) will be held in the rest-house in the area of Gyolechitsa in the Rila Mountain on 25, 26 and 27 May. The official language of the conference will be English.
The expected participants should be experts in philosophy, cultural studies, cultural history, anthropology, sociology, literary and art criticism and other branches of humanities. The call is also open for young scholars and PhD students who will take part in the Doctoral School, led by prominent scholars.
Application deadline: 1 February 2016
The Conference Committee (consisting of senior scholars, representatives of the partner universities) will select and announce the final list of the participants.
The Host organization will cover the costs of accommodation for all selected participants (invited keynote speakers, senior speakers and PhD students). The travel costs should be covered by the participants.
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