[UPDATE] ANZSA 2011: "Translations/Transitions," Christchurch, NZ, 7–8 Nov (abstracts now due 26 August; keynote announced)

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Jacob Edmond / University of Otago
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Australia and New Zealand Slavists' Association 2011 Conference "Translations/Transitions"

Christchurch, New Zealand, 7–8 November 2011

Proposals are invited for papers on any topic related to Slavic studies, from art, culture, and language, to history, politics, and economics. The organizers of the 2011 conference especially invite papers on the theme "Translations/Transitions." Such papers might address interactions within and beyond Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia; questions of linguistic change and translation; the translations involved in Slavic modernisms and modernities; the cross-border experiences and cultural, economic, and political changes relating to the shift from the communist to the post-communist eras in Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia; the translational and transitional nature of the Slavic geographical and cultural spaces and their broader implications for world culture, economics, and geopolitics.

The conference organizers are delighted to announce that Gerald Janecek, Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Kentucky and Editor-in-chief of the Slavic and East European Journal, will give the keynote address at the 2011 ANZSA conference.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to Dr Jacob Edmond at jacob.edmond@otago.ac.nz. Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 26 August.

The conference will be held on the beautiful Christchurch campus of the University of Canterbury. While Christchurch was hit by a terrible earthquake in February of this year, the University of Canterbury campus suffered only minor damage, and housing and other conference resources are now available. The organizers see the conference itself as making a small contribution to the recovery of this beautiful city after recent tragic events and thank participants in advance for their support.

The conference is jointly hosted by the Russian Programme of the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics at the University of Canterbury and the Russian Studies Research Cluster at the University of Otago.


Conveners: Dr Evgeny Pavlov (Canterbury), Dr Jacob Edmond (Otago)
Organizing committee: Dr Erika Wolf (Otago), Prof. Henrietta Mondry (Canterbury), Dr Jim Headley (Otago)