Tradition and Contemporary Literature: The 9 th International Symposium

Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA)
Closing date for submissions: 
10 April, 2015
Event dates: 
23.09.2015 - 25.09.2015

The 9 th International Symposium

Tradition and Contemporary Literature

(The symposium will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary year of the death of Akaki Tsereteli)

Tbilisi, Georgia

Symposium Organizing Committee

Symposium Scientific Committee

Key-Note Speakers

Symposium Programme

List of Approved Participants

Photo Archive

Review of Symposium


23-25 September, 2015
Organized by

 Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature 
 Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA) 

Scientific Committee

Dear Colleagues!
We have great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 8th International Symposium
       Tradition and Contemporary Literature             
which will take place on 23-25 September, 2015, in Tbilisi, Georgia 

For more information, please, see the Preamble

The following panel topics will be in operation:

  • “Tradition and Individual Talent” (T. S Eliot)
  • Author in the Presence of Tradition
  • Literary Epoch and the Sustainability of the Tradition
  • Tradition in the Prism of Dictatorship
  • Literary Canon as Tradition? Pro and Contra
  • Tradition and Anti-tradition in Contemporary Literature
  • Traditional Literary Studies and the Crises of Methodologies
  • Akaki Tsereteli and Georgian Literary Tradition

Round table is due to be held in the frames of the symposium as well:
Literary Tradition, Cultural Globalization and Problems of  Translatology
Working languages of the Symposium are: Georgian, English and Russian.

The interested applicants should send filled Registration Forms and abstracts in English Language electronically to the Organizing Committee.

  • Abstracts of no more than 250 words, Font - Times New Roman, Size 11, Line spacing – single.

Please send abstracts and filled registration forms as attachments to the following e-mail:

The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 10, 2015. 

Incorrectly filled application forms (registration form + an abstract) will not be accepted! 

The Organizing Committee preserves the right to select symposium participants.

The approved participants will be sent informational communiqué additionally.

Registration fee for approved participants:

  • Participation with presentation – € 90
  • Participation in the Round Table – € 90
  • Participation with a co-author (if any) - € 150 (for both authors)
  • Participation without presentation (with a status of an attendee) – € 50 
  • Participation without attendance (under condition of publication) - € 50 

The registration fee includes:

  • Publications of the symposium program and theses
  • Coffee/tea breaks during the conference days
  • Lunch during the conference days

Participants will also be offered a cultural programme. 

After the completion of the symposium proceedings will be published. 

Authors will receive the scanned files of their articles (Please, note that the postal service of sending the proceedings is not included in the registration fee). 
For further information please contact the Organizing Committee  to the following e-mail: