The XII International Symposium The Idea of State Sovereignty and XX Century Literature (Dedicated

Organization: Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Venue: Betsy's Hotel

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2018 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2018
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 24, 2018
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The XII International Symposium

The Idea of State Sovereignty and XX Century Literature

(Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of Georgia’s State Independence)


Organized by

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


Dear Colleagues! We have a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the XII International


which will take place on 26-28 September, 2018, in Tbilisi, Georgia


The following panel topics will be in operation:

·         The Idea of State Sovereignty in the Soviet Period Literature;

·         The Idea of State Sovereignty in the Modernist Literature;

·         The ‘Peoples’ Right to Self-determination and the Soviet Idea of 'Multinational Literature';

·         Political Freedom as a theme in Emigrants’ Memoir Writing;

·         Writers about Politics: Official and Unofficial Publicist Writing;

·         Literary “Underground” Discourse and its Political Significance;

·         Regime and the Writer’s Fight for the Intellectual Sovereignty;

·         The Idea of State Sovereignty in the Post-modernist Literature;

·         The Idea of State Sovereignty in the Post-Soviet Period Literature;

·         The Idea of National Self-identification and Artistic Forms of its Depiction;

·         Political Illusions and Cultural Reality;

·         Science and Political Discourse.


Thematic Section:

·         The First Republic of Georgia in the Thematic Context of Georgian Literature.


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

The interested applicants should send filled  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: 

Deadline for submitting abstracts is April 25, 2018. 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 – € 100
  • Participation with a co-author (if any) - € 160 (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, which will be uploaded in GOOGLE SCHOLAR. 

In case of request, 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). 

Featured papers will be published in Sjani (Thoughts), an annual Georgian scientific journal of literary theory and comparative literature which is included in CEEOL, VABB-SHW and ERIH PLUS basis.

For further information please contact the Organizing Committee  to the following e-mail:


Conference Sessions at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and  ShotaRustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature ; 



32-34 Makashvili Street


Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature