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Submission Deadline: May 6, 2015

REEEC invites submissions for the Yaro Skalnik Prize for the best undergraduate and graduate essays in Russian, East European, or Eurasian Studies at Illinois. The essay can be in any discipline as long as it deals with a relevant region. Each winner will receive a certificate and a cash prize.
Graduate Student Award: $250
Undergraduate Student Award: $150
Submission Guidelines
  • Written during the spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2014.
  • Length: minimum of 10 pages for undergraduates; 15 pages for graduates.
  • Cover page with: name, UIN, degree program and major, course, and instructor.
  • Papers can be nominated by a faculty member or submitted directly by a student.
  • Dissertation and thesis chapters are not eligible.
Submit to:
Yaro Skalnik Prize
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
104 International Studies Building, MC-487
OR: Email Linda McCabe (lmmccabe@illinois.edu)
Published Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015

ARTH 541: The Russian Avant-Garde
Kristin Romberg, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of Art+Design
Tuesday, 2:00-4:50pm

Interest in art produced in Russia between 1908 and 1930 has often been motivated by the particularities of its revolutionary political context, yet interpreted in terms of Western European notions of modernism. In this seminar, we will attempt to develop a more “glocal” understanding of the work by situating it in relation to ideas like Alexander Bogdanov’s tectonic systems theory, Mikhail Bakhtin’s aesthetics of answerability, Leon Trotsky’s perpetual revolution, and Aleksei Gastev’s scientific organization of labor, as well as familiar modernist aesthetic models, such as the avant-garde, medium-specific formalism, and the Gesamtkunstwerk.

Published Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 15 until August 8. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

The deadline for grant funding is April 15 and is fast approaching! REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab after the grant deadline, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed.
Published Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015
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