International Conference on Russian Studies at the University of Barcelona


The International Conference on Russian Studies (МКР-Барселона 2018) will be hosted by Estudis Eslaus at the University of Barcelona, in Barcelona from the 20th to the 22nd of June 2018.

2nd Call for papers
Extended deadline for abstract submission to the 20th of January 2018

Conference aims

MKR-Barcelona 2018 is a major event on Russian Language and Literature with the aim to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new and emerging trends, exchange information regarding Russian Language and Literature. The conference will provide a unique forum for researchers to discuss problems and opportunities, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation in the fields of Russian language, linguistics and literature.

Conference topics

Russian language and linguistics

– Description and analysis of Russian language: Lexicology, phraseology, semantics, morphology, phonology, phonetics.
– Russian Corpus linguistics
– Theoretical and applied linguistics as related to the Russian language

Russian as a foreign language

– New approaches to Russian language teaching
– E-learning
– Language assessment

Russian literature:

– Russian Literature in the XX and XXI centuries
– Russian literature and reception theory

Key dates for submission and registration

Submissions open: July 12, 2017
Submissions deadline: January 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2018

Early bird registration: March 1 – April 30, 2018
Full registration: May 1 – June 10, 2018

Full paper submission for publication: March 1 – May 31, 2018

Conference: June 20-22, 2018

Key speakers

Georges Nivat (University of Geneva)
Kira Gor (University of Maryland)
Dmitry O. Dobrovolsky (Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences)
Valery M.Mokienko (Saint Petersburg State University)
Ricardo San Vicente (University of Barcelona)


The Scientific Programme will include invited talks and oral presentations.

Plenary speakers
Georges Nivat (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Kira Gor (University of Maryland, USA)
Dmitry O. Dobrovolsky (Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation)
Valery M.Mokienko (Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation)
Ricardo San Vicente (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Registration fees

– Early-bird fee (March 1 – April 30, 2018): 130€
– Full fee (May 1 – June 10, 2018): 170€

– Early-bird fee (March 1 – April 30, 2018): 85€
– Full fee (May 1 – June 10, 2018): 170€

Remote participation:
–  March 1 –June 10, 2018: 60€

– Early-bird fee (March 1 – April 30, 2018): 85€
– Full fee (May 1 – June 10, 2018): 130€

Participation fee includes

– Conference materials and welcome package
– Online abstract publication (
– Article e-publication (epub/mobi and pdf format)
– Conference dinner

Participation fee does not include

– Social progamme activites

Abstract submission

Use this direct link to the Conference Administration system (ConfTool):

Full paper submission

Under development


Universitat de Barcelona historical building in downtown Barcelona, just 500 m away from Plaça Catalunya and Les Rambles.

Social programme

Under development

Organising committee

МКР-Барселона 2018 is organised by Estudis Eslaus (Slavic Languages and Literature Studies at the Philology College, University of Barcelona).

– Joan Castellví (chair)
– Ivan Garcia
– Elena Markina
– Marc Ruiz-Zorilla
– Ricard San Vicente
– Andrei Zainouldinov

Programm commitee

– Irina Anastasjeva  (Moscow State University, Russian Federation)
– Olga Burenina (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
– Larisa Dunaeva (Moscow State University, Russian Federation)
– Tatyana Naydina (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
– Natalia Pushkareva (Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation)
– Enrique Quero (University of Granada, Spain)
– Irina Votyakova (Udmurtia State University, Russian Federation)
– Harry Walter (Greifswald University, Germany)

Practical information

Under development

Travel and lodging

Under development


Estudis Eslaus
Facultat de Filologia
Universitat de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona