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CARTA 19th Annual Conference

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at UTSA is a proud co-sponsor of the Central Association of Russian Teachers of America (CARTA) 19th Annual Conference.  The meeting will be held on March 31 through April 2, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in downtown San Antonio.  


‘О Господи! Какая честь! Какая незаслужненная милость:  я знаю русский алфавит!'

Сергей Довлатов


Dates:  March 31 – April 2, 2017

Location:  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, downtown San Antonio, Texas


Call for Papers

Send proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtables on Russian language, literature, history, social sciences, culture, methodology and related topics to Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, CARTA, Department of English and Languages, East Central University, PMB W-7, Ada, OK 74820.  For more information contact Mara Sukholutskaya at (580) 559-5293.




Conference registration fees are $75 for member participants, $115 for non-member participants, $45 for students and retirees.  On-site registration will be $115 for members, $155 for non-members, $85 for students and retirees.  Registration includes the opening reception, conference luncheon on Saturday, Sunday breakfast, keynote address, and cultural program. The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Downtown, San Antonio, Texas.  Rooms have been pre-booked at the special rate of $105.00, single or double occupancy.  Make your reservation no later than on March 9, 2017 by calling the hotel at (210) 224-7155 and identifying yourself as a CARTA conference participant.  Free daytime parking will be available, as well as the shuttle from San Antonio International Airport.

Please pre-register by sending the registration form with a check payable to CARTA to Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, CARTA, Department of English and Languages, East Central University, PMB W-7, Ada, OK 74820.  For more information contact Mara Sukholutskaya at (580) 559-5293.




CARTA's mission is to consolidate and coordinate the efforts of the Russian language and area studies in order to enhance and expand Russian studies in the region, provide professional and moral support for existing programs, and to create new programs of need and interest to students at all levels of public, private, secondary, and higher educational institutions.  As a CARTA member, you will benefit from an exchange of educational programs, ideas, and techniques, as well as a network of Russian teachers.  CARTA officially includes the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas but is open to professionals from other states.