The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director. REEEC is a Title VI National Resource Center. The Associate Director will supervise and implement the Center's programs and projects; serve as the Co-PI for the Department of Education grant; and collaborate in establishing and reviewing policies of the Center.
A Master's degree, strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously without supervision are required. Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline with a concentration in Russian, East European, or Eurasian Studies preferred.
For full description and requirements, please see here.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 17 July 2015. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submission Deadline: May 6, 2015
- 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.
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
ARTH 541: The Russian Avant-Garde
Kristin Romberg, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of Art+Design
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.