XI International Symposium Romanticism in Literature. On the Cross-road of Époques and Cultures

Organization: Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Venue: Betsy's Hotel

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

Event Date/Time: Sep 27, 2017 End Date/Time: Sep 29, 2017
Abstract Submission Date: May 01, 2017
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The 11th International Symposium

Romanticism in Literature.

On the Cross-road of Époques and Cultures

(Dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of prominent Georgian romantic poet Nikoloz Baratashvilli)

Organized by

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

 Symposium Partners

European University Viadrina

Goethe Institute Georgien

Dear Colleagues! We have a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 11th International Symposium which will take place on 27-29 September, 2017, in Tbilisi, Georgia

The following panel topics will be in operation:  

·         Romantic world-view, themes and motifs;

·         Aesthetics of romanticism and literary process;

·         National invariants of romanticism. The issue of the national identity and cultural markers;

·         Poetics of romanticism;

·         Semiotics of romanticism;

·         Literary canon in the époque of romanticism;

·         Revolution and romanticism;

·         Georgian romanticism;

·         Nikoloz Baratashvili and the world romanticism;

·         Romantic poets in life and work.

Round table is due to be held in the frames of the symposium as well:

Reflexion of Romanticism in a Post-romantic Writing. 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 20, 2017. 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). 

Proceedings of the symposium will appeare in the basis of GOOGLE S CHOLAR.

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   to the following e-mail:  Venue:

Opening Ceremony of the Symposium at Betsy's Hotel, 32/34 Makashvili St. 0108, Tbilisi, Georgia > Conference Sessions at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and  Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature ; 


 Yours faithfully, Organizing Committee 



32-34 Makashvili Street


Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature