UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Call for papers: SLOVO Journal

6 July 2022

SLOVO journal call for submissions poster

This issue will be concerned with marginalised subjects, cultures, and positionalities in the region. We welcome submissions which treat this theme from the vantage point of various academic disciplines — from history and politics to literature and anthropology. We deliberately leave this theme open-ended since we are open to the multifarious ways in which prospective authors interpret it.

In addition to research papers (approximately 7000 words in length), we encourage book and film review submissions (approximately 700 words), translation of literature and scholarship unpublished in the English language, as well as original poetry inspired by both our theme and the region.

On behalf of our Editors, please find below some film and book suggestions for this special issue of Slovo: 


  • Plemya [trans. Tribe] (2014) by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
  • Evge [trans. Homeward] (2019) by Nariman Aliev
  • Autlo [trans. Outlaw] (2019) by Ksenia Ratushnaya


  • Soul to Soul: A Black Russian Jewish Woman’s Search for Her Roots (1992) by Yelena Khanga
  • Under the Sky of My Africa: Alexander Pushkin and Blackness (2006) edited by Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, Nicole Svobodny, Ludmilla A. Trigos
  • The Black Russian (2013) by Vladimir Alexandrov

The deadline for submission is 7 August 2022. All submissions should be made via Slovo’s website: https://student-journals.ucl.ac.uk/slovo/submissions/. Please send any queries to slovo@ssees.ucl.ac.uk.