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Jobs: Director of the King's Russia Institute

Director of the King's Russia Institute
King's College London

King's College London wishes to appoint a Director for its Russia Institute.
The academic level for the appointment is open. While the field for the appointment is open, there is particular interest in the fields Russia and global politics, ethics and governance, entrepreneurship and development, the politics of development, and social change. The post holder is expected to lead in developing the Institute as a premier locus for research and teaching on Russia. It is anticipated that this appointment will be followed by further lectureships in the Institute.

The position is available from 1 September 2012.The annual salary will be within the standard range for academic appointments: from
£33,343 to £47,809 for Lecturer, £49,169 to £58,231 for Senior Lecturer/Reader or a minimum of £58,148 for Professor (all inclusive of

Vladimir Nabokov and the High Stakes of Art: A Colloquium (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ)

Vladimir Nabokov and the High Stakes of Art: A Colloquium (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ)

Friday, March 30th,
3:00-5:00 PM
245 East Pyne Hall
Open to the Public/Reception to Follow

Stephen Blackwell, University of Tennessee
"Butterflies, Space-Time, and Trees: Nabokov and the Domains of Thought"

Dana Dragunoiu, Carleton University, Canada
"Nabokov and the Anatomy of Courtesy"

Eric Naiman, University of California, Berkeley
"Nabokov and Too-Close Reading"

Stanislav Shvabrin, Princeton University
"Nabokov's Pushkin, Nabokov's Tyutchev (New Materials at Princeton)"
Princeton University Council of the Humanities
Program in Russian and East European Studies
Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Program for European and Cultural Studies

New Purchase at PUL: “Russian Avant-garde, 1904-1946” Online Database by Brill

I am glad to report that we have purchased an entire online collection entitled, “Russian Avant-garde, 1904-1946” that was produced by Brill. This important  collection contains 778 fully searchable individual titles that were published between 1904-1946. The collection is in the process of getting cataloged by our electronic resources librarians. In meanwhile, one can browse and search its catalog here:
If you need some background information on the scope of the collection please visit:
Please do authenticate yourself using VPN if you are planning to access it off campus. Please feel to forward this email to your Princeton colleagues and students who might be interested in looking at this resource.

CFP: TEI and C(r|l)o(w|u)d at Texas A&M University

TEI and the C(r|l)o(w|u)d 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium , Texas A&M University, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
* Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2012 * Meeting dates: Wed 7 November to Sat 10 November, 2012 * Workshop dates: Mon 5 November to Wed 7 November, 2012 (see separate call)
The Programme Committee of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI - Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel sessions, poster sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but not exclusively, on digital texts, scholarly editing or any topic that applies TEI to its research.
Submission Topics Topics might include but are not restricted to: TEI and Google Books Handicraft vs. Large Scale Digitization: a False Dichotomy? TEI and massive digital collections TEI and Recording Document Corrections TEI and “Dirty” OCR TEI Schemas and Document Publication History Text vs. Document: Can the TEI sema…

Oral Histories of Gulag Authors at Sakharov Center

I wanted to highlight today Sakharov Centre's project on social memory and oral histories of the survivors of GULAG camps. The transcripts are available here. The project's goals are described as follows, "В настоящий момент в базу входит информация о 1547 авторах, написавших воспоминания о ГУЛАГе, библиографии (2191) и сами тексты (1534). База постоянно пополняется.   Литературная запись воспоминаний о ГУЛАГе со слов очевидцев, интервью
   Воспоминания детей, родственников, друзей о своих близких, прошедших ГУЛАГ" (Source: )