East Europe as a Multi-Cultural Space
October 5-6, 2018
Conference organized by
BATUMI SHOTA RUSTAVELI STATE UNIVERSITY
BATUMI ART TEACHING STATE UNIVERSITY
CALL FOR PAPERS
The international Conference “East Europe as a Multi-Cultural Space” is held as a part of the research in the Humanities, and will focus on the post-soviet politics and its impact on the culture in Georgia. The conference will take place in Batumi, Georgia.
Keynote speakers: Tinatin Margalitadze, Edith Clowes, Lincoln Mitchell, Vasili Rukhadze
Proposals for panels are very welcome. They will be highlight at the conference.
The conference will feature panels in the following areas:
Politics and Governance in East Europe – whichwill concentrate on the political reflections on the culture – literatures, language, translation, art, films, social culture etc.
Following topics are offered but not limited to:
1. Language and language politics, the idea of nationality
2. Politics, writing, ideology: the Black Sea region.
3. Construction of identities in literature and translation - spanning from the classics to :the postmodern
4. Literature, translation and exile: writers and poets from ex-communist countries, postcolonial turn
5. Ethnic conflicts involving Georgia and reflection on the culture
6. Modern liberalism and conservatism in East Europe in the new cultural turn
7. Evolvement of the political thought in the post-communist space since 1991 and social and cultural development
Translation Studies will be a one of the special focal points of the conference, as it has been part of the cultural and literary studies, apart from the linguistic approaches, not much has been contributed to the specifically to the texts of the minority languages of their translation into the dominant language of the Soviet Empire. Could we hear authentic voices in the translations? Can we now?
Edith Clowes, University of Virginia
Vasili Rukhadze, Jamestown Foundation. UPenn
Marine Giorgadze BSU
Tinatin Margalitadze TSU
Marine Beridze, A. Chikobava Institute of Linguistics.
Lincoln Mitchell, Columbia University
Bela Tsipuria Iliauni
Khatuna Beridze BSU
Julia Trubikhina, Hunter College, CUNY
Ramaz Kurdadze TSU
Ramaz Khalvashi BSU
Working languages – Georgian, English, Russian
We invite 300-word abstracts for 15-20 minute presentations.
Please send an abstract in Georgian, English or Russian to the organizing committee.
Deadline: 1 May 2018