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SES - Slavic & Eurasian Studies

03
Apr
2024

WSSA Welcoming Reception

04-03-2024 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

05
Apr
2024

WSSA President's Luncheon

04-05-2024 11:15 AM -1:00 PM
Garden Terrace

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

05
Apr
2024

SES-01 Literature and Modern Depictions of War

04-05-2024 11:30 AM -12:50 PM
Llano

Coordinator: Robert Niebuhr
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Affiliation: Arizona State University

Coordinator: Djurdja Jovanovic Padejski
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Affiliation: Arizona State University

 

Moderator: Durda Jovanović Padejski, Arizona State University

 

Tolstoy and Women
    - Zoe Starck, Arizona State University
Representing Generations of Violence against Women: Processing Trauma in the War-Time Works of Maria Siniakova and Dana Kavelina
    - Elizabeth, Graduate Student
Loss of National Manhood? Gendered Narratives about Exiles of the Russian-Ukrainian War in Georgia
    - Gvantsa Gasviani, University of California, Irvine (UCI)

05
Apr
2024

SES-02 Identity and Nationalism

04-05-2024 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Llano

Coordinator: Robert Niebuhr
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Affiliation: Arizona State University

Coordinator: Djurdja Jovanovic Padejski
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Affiliation: Arizona State University

 

Moderator: Robert Niebuhr, Arizona State University

 

The Russian National Idea: The Putin Team’s Vision for Revitalizing Russia
    - John P Willerton Jr, University of Arizona
    - JMikhail Beznosov, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Examining Identity Formation Through the Lens of Return Migration: The Case of Diasporic Armenians in Transition
    - Hovig Artinian, Arizona State University
Continued Sectarian Divides in former Yugoslavia: Geo-political hinderance to restorative justice
    - Laurence French, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Competing Concepts of Dalmatian regional and Croatian national identities
    - John Ashbrook, Midwestern State University

05
Apr
2024

San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

04-05-2024 2:30 PM -5:30 PM

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

05
Apr
2024

SES-03 Politics and Language

04-05-2024 2:45 PM -4:15 PM
Llano

Coordinator: Robert Niebuhr
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Affiliation: Arizona State University

Coordinator: Djurdja Jovanovic Padejski
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Affiliation: Arizona State University

 

Moderator: Durda Jovanović Padejski, Arizona State University

 

From UN to Belgrade: Evolution of Tito's Leadership of Nonalignment
    - Robert Niebuhr, Arizona State University
Exploring grammatical categories as significant for the roles of notions in Serbian environmental media discourse
    - Durda Jovanović Padejski, Arizona State University
English Lexical Borrowing in Heritage Serbo-Croatian
    - Danko Sipka, Arizona State University
The Evolution of Populist Parties in Estonia, Serbia, Georgia, and Slovakia: Russia's Disinformation and Global Patterns
    - Helena Eglit, Stanford University

05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

06
Apr
2024

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

04-06-2024 7:30 AM -9:30 AM
Regency ABC

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

06
Apr
2024

WSSA President’s Reception

04-06-2024 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes