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BALKAN CONFERENCE 23 (2024)

23rd Biennial Conference on  Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore 

The 23rd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be hosted by the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, May 2-4, 2024 (Thursday-Saturday). The conference will be sponsored by the South East European Studies Association (SEESA), the Department of Modern Languages and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MAY 2

WELCOME (1-1:30 PM)

Donald L. Dyer

Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs College of Liberal Arts

Lee M. Cohen

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Noel Wilkin

Provost and Chief Academic Officer University of Mississippi

PANEL 1: MYTHOLOGY, HISTORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY (1:30-2:45 PM)

Chair: Donald Dyer

University of Mississippi

(1)  1:30-1:55

“Reading the Past between the Lines of Photography: A Visual Ethnography of Albanian Society under Dictatorship (1944-1991)”

Oriane Girard

Aix-Marseille University, France/French School of Athens, Greece

(2)  1:55-2:20

“Folk Mythology of Pomaks’ Community in Greece (Xanthi Region, Thrace)”

Ksenia Klimova

Moscow State University

(3)  2:20-2:45

TBD

PANEL 2: ALBANIAN LINGUISTICS (3:05-5:10 PM)

Chair: Brian Joseph

The Ohio State University

(1)  3:05-3:30

“A Tale of Two Prepositions and Their Diachronic Distribution in Albanian”

Lindon Dedvukaj

The Ohio State University

(2)  3:30-3:55

“Alternative Spellings in Colloquial Written Albanian”

Thomas Kingsley

University of Georgia

(3)  3:55-4:20

“Converb-Based Progressives in Slavic Dialects in Albania: What Is Going on?

Maxim Makartsev

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

(4) 4:20-4:45

“Albanian nyja e perparme: A Tangle of Two Knots”

Clayton Marr

The Ohio State University

(5)  4:45-5:10

“On the Adaptation of Turkish Suffiixes in the Balkans”

Irena Sawicka

Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Artur Karasinski

Nicholas Copernicus University in Toruń

6:00

DINNER AT BOURE

FRIDAY, MAY 3

PANEL 3: ETHNICITY (8:00-9:40 AM)

Chair: Bavjola Shatro

Alexandër Moisiu University, Tirane

(1)   8:00-8:25

“Who Are the Balkan Indo-Europeans: New Evidence from ALAnetics?”

Katsiaryna Ackerman

Joachim Matzinger

Mateo Gavranović

Austrian Academy of Sciences

(2)  8:25-8:50

“The Gorans: A Minority among Identities”

Elona Gjata

Albanian Institute of Cultural Studies, Prishtina

(3)  8:50-9:15

“The Roma Population in the Republic of Moldova, Past and Present”

Valentina B. Iepuri

University of Mississippi

(4) 9:15-9:40

TBD

PANEL 4: RELIGION (9:55-11:35 AM)

Chair: Valentina Iepuri

University of Mississippi

(1)  9:55-10:20

“The Ritual of the Glory of the Cross in Serbia and Montenegro and the Patriarchal Order”

Svetlana Adoneva

ANO Proppovsky Center, St. Petersburg

(2) 10:20-10:45

“Religious Pilgrimages in Romania: Symbol of the Unity of Orthodoxy”

Georgeta Connor

Georgia Gwinnett College

(3)  10:45-11:10

“Serbian Orthodoxes and Greek Phanariots under Ottoman Turkish Rule on the Balkan in the 16th-18th Centuries”

 Sándor Földvári

Debrecen University

(4) 11:10-11:35

“Hybridity and Self-Orientalism: Turkish-Style Henna-Night as Newly- Invented Tradition for Bulgarian Pomak Brides”

Laura Olson

University of Colorado

LUNCH: 11:35 AM-1:30 PM at Circle and Square

KEYNOTE (1:30 PM)

“The Big Balkan Book: The sprachbund unleashed!”

Victor A. Friedman

University of Chicago and La Trobe University

Brian Joseph

The Ohio State University

PANEL 5: MACEDONIAN LINGUISTICS (2:30-3:45 PM)

Chair: Grace E. Fielder

University of Arizona

(1)  2:30-2:55

“From Curses to Cursing in Macedonian—Grammatical Insights”

Boban Karapejovski and Marija Pandeva

“Sts. Cyril and Methodius” University of Skopje

(2) 2:55-3:20

TBA

(3)  3:20-3:45

“On Some Denominal Verb Constructions in Macedonian”

Elena Petroska

Montana State University, Billings

PANEL 6: LINGUISTICS A (4-5:40 PM)

Chair: Elena Petroska

Montana State University, Billings

(1) 4-4:25

“Greek Sources of Balkanisms Revisited”

Ronelle Alexander

University of California, Berkeley

(2)  4:25-4:50

“Language Variation and Change in 19th Century Correspondence”

 Grace E. Fielder

University of Arizona

(3) 4:50-5:15

“The Importance of Language Affirmation in the Acceptance of New Standard or Literary Languages: Evidence from the Former Yugoslavia”

Robert Greenberg

University of Auckland

Motoki Nomachi

Hokkaido University

(4) 5:15-5:40

“Voiceless Uvular, Velar and Palatal Fricatives in the Aromanian Dialect of Selenica”

Anastasia Kharlamova

Institute for Linguistic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

SATURDAY, MAY 4

PANEL 7: LINGUISTICS B (9-10:40 AM)

Chair: Victor A. Friedman

University o f Chicago and La Trobe University

(1)  9-9:25

“Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) in the Balkans: Nominations in Ethnic Contacts”

Alexander Novik

Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the

Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg University

Marina Domosiletskaya

Institute for Linguistic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

(2)  9:25-9:50

“Idiomatic Expressions Addressing Drunkenness in the Serbian, Slovenian and Macedonian Languages”

Slobodan Novokmet

Institute for Serbian Language of the Serbian Academy of Sciences, Belgrade

(3) 9:50-10:15

“Lost in the Balkans—The Difficult Cases of Differential Place Marking in Balkan Varieties

Olivier Winistörfer

University of Zurich

(4) 10:15-10:40

TBA

PANEL 8: LITERATURE (11 AM-12:40 PM)

Chair: Andrea Sims

The Ohio State University

(1)  11-11:25

TBA

(2)  11:25-11:50

“The Figure of the Merchant in Macedonian Folk Tales and Its Historiographical Study”

Andrea Gritti

School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris

(3)  11:50-12:15

“Silence and Loss in Contemporary Albanian Poetry”

 Bavjola Shatro

Alexandër Moisiu University, Tirane

(4)  12:15-12:40

“Solzhenitsyn, Sakharov, and Mihajlov—Three Prophets?”

 Lejla Veskovic

Arizona State University

LUNCH: 12:40-2 PM

PANEL 9: BCMS LINGUISTICS (2-3:40 PM)

Chair: TBA

(1)  2-2:25

OPEN

(2)  2:25-2:50

“What to Call Language and Literature Subject in Montenegro? An Analysis” of Speakers’ Attitudes

Biljana Konatar

University of Washington

(3)  2:50-3:15

da-Forms in Migrant Non-Balkan Languages in the Serbo-Croatian Language Environment”

Gleb Pilipenko

Russian Academy of Sciences

(4) 3:15-3:40

“Morphological Resolution of Syntactic Feature Conflict in Serbian”

 Andrea Sims

The Ohio State University

(5) 3:40-4:05

“Reordering the Strict Order: Another Look at BCMS Enclitics”

 boJAn Belic

University of Washington

CLOSING: 4:15 PM

Donald L. Dyer

Balkan Conference 2024: We have rooms blocked for checking in on 5/1/24 and checking out on 5/5/24 at $119 per night per person.

Reservations

Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-486-7666 and referencing the Balkan Conference Group. Reservations may also be made online at [https://reservations.travelclick.com/112571?groupID=4055434] and referencing the group code 0524BALKAN. The cutoff date to reserve a room is April 1, 2024.

Shuttle

When coordinating your flights for the Balkan Conference 2024, please know that you should fly into the Memphis International Airport (MEM), which is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes (65 miles) from the University of Mississippi. Please make sure to request a shuttle a minimum of 6-buisness days in advance of your scheduled flight.

Through the University of Mississippi, Division of Outreach, Office of Professional Development, Events and Services, you can reserve a shuttle to/from the Memphis International Airport. This is a fee-based service that operates under policies and procedures, so please be sure to read all the information prior to reserving a shuttle. You will need to go to the events & services webpage to read the policies and procedures including the hours of operation and payment information as well as fill our your shuttle request form. If you choose this service, please be sure to state that you are with the Balkan Conference 2024 by writing “BSS-24” in the notes section on the required shuttle request form. Please make sure you have submitted your shuttle requests by (Insert Date)

Pricing (all prices are per person)

$95.00 — One Way Shuttle

$145.00 — Round Trip Shuttle

Popular rideshare apps include Lyft (https://www.lyft.com) and Uber (https://www.uber.com).

Rental Car Services at the Memphis International Airport can be found at: https://flymemphis.com/ground-transportation/.

Renting a car? There are no parking costs if you are staying and parking at the Inn at Ole Miss. If you are not staying at the Inn at Ole Miss, there is a fee for a UM Visitors Parking Pass. You can find out more about the parking passes by going to https://olemiss.edu/parking/visitors.html.

*IMPORTANT: When using GPS to arrive at the Inn at Ole Miss, please enter 38677 for the zip code and NOT 38655

Call for Papers 

23rd Biennial Conference on  Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore 

The 23rd biennial conference on Balkan and South Slavic Linguistics, Literature and Folklore will be hosted by the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, May 2-4, 2024 (Thursday-Saturday). The conference will be sponsored by the South East European Studies Association (SEESA), the Department of Modern Languages and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is November 13, 2023.

Papers should treat some aspect of Balkan and/or South Slavic linguistics, literature, folklore or culture. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Donald Dyer at [mldyer@olemiss.edu] and be no more than one page in length, with a second optional page for data, graphics, bibliography and the like. A 12-point font and 1” margins should be used. The abstracts do not need to be anonymized. Notification of selection, as well as invitation letters, if needed, will be sent by December 11.

Students, both undergraduate and graduate, are encouraged to apply for a SEESA Harrison Travel Grant to support their participation at the conference. More information on these grants is available at [https://blog.seesa.info/2023/05/seesa-harrison-travel-grants-2024.html?m=1].

Conference presenters are encouraged to submit their papers in manuscript form for consideration of publication to Balkanistica [https://modernlanguages.olemiss.edu/balkanistica/]. the refereed interdisciplinary journal of Balkan studies, which is supported by SEESA. There is a possibility that a special volume of the journal will be dedicated to papers from the conference.

Questions about the conference may be directed to the conference organizer, Donald Dyer, at [mldyer@olemiss.edu].

Dr. Donald L. Dyer

Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Distinguished Professor of Modern Languages

College of Liberal Arts

The University of Mississippi

University, MS 38677

Phone: (662)915-7178

 

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