4th International Symposium “Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism”

Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, in partnership with I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and the Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA)
Closing date for submissions: 
1 May, 2010
Event dates: 
06.10.2010 - 08.10.2010
Mariam Nebieridze
E-mail contact: 

4th International Symposium

“Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism”

(Tbilisi, Georgia)

Organized by

  • Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

In partnership with:

  • I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA)

Dear Colleagues!

We take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 4th International Symposium –“Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism” which will be held on October 6-7-8, 2010.

This year the symposium is thematic. The core topic of the symposium will be
 “The Epoch of Classical Realism: 19th-century Cultural and Literary Tendencies”.

 The following Panel topics will be in operation:

  • The Problem of Human Essence;
  • The Forms of Narrative in a Text;
  • Genre Modification;
  • Mythology and Imagology;
  • The Main Directions of Criticism;
  • The Problem of National Identity;
  • Typological Analysis of Literary Processes (Comparative Studies);
  • National and World Literary Processes;

The forms of participation:

Presentations, participation in discussions;

Round-table, participation in discussions;

Participation without presentation;

Stand Presentations (unattended form).

Working languages of the Symposium are Georgian, English and Russian.

The interested applicants should send paper titles, abstracts of no more than 250 words (Font: Times New Roman, Size 11, Line spacing - single) and filled registration forms electronically by May 1, 2010 to the Organizing Committee on the following email: maillit@litinstituti.ge (for Mariam Nebieridze).

Please note that theses that do not follow the formatting rules will not be evaluated!

The organizing committee of the symposium grants the right to evaluate the submitted abstracts and determine whether it is appropriate for the symposium.

The approved participants will be sent informational communiqué and they have to pay the registration fee.

  • Registration fee – 80 EUR.
  • Participation without attendance – 40 EUR
  • Participation without presentation – 40 EUR

 The registration fee includes:

  • Coffee breaks during symposium days
  • Lunches during symposium days
  • Symposium Publications


For further information contact: Mariam Nebieridze

Phone: (99532) 99 63 84; Fax: 99 53 00; E-mail:

or visit our website: www.litinstituti.ge


  Institute Directorate and Organizing Committee thank you for your cooperation