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Call for Papers for the Congress Proceedings!

Dear Colleagues,

Dear Participants of ICLA Congress XXIII in Tbilisi,

We are pleased to invite you to submit your articles for possible publication in the Congress proceedings.


Submission Guidelines:

  • The papers are invited for submission by January 31, 2023.
  • Papers should be sent to the following email -
  • Papers should clearly state the research goals, elaborate methods and discuss the results in order to allow the scientific committee to assess their quality. 
  • Papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
  • The final decisionwhether the paper is accepted for publication will be taken by the Scientific Committee.


Submission Instructions:

  • Publication of the Congress proceedings are planned into three languages: English, Georgian and French.
  • All accepted papers should have short annotations in English (300-350 words).
  • The length of submitted papers is as following:
    For plenary speakers – 10-12 pages (5000 - 6000 words, single spaced).
    For participants – 6-8 pages (3000 - 4000 words, single spaced)
  • Citation style: APA Style
  • Submitted paper should include:
    • Title page with: Aauthors’ name, Surname, Affiliation, Academic degree, Position and Contact coordinates, also, Congress session title.
    • Key words (3-5 words).
    • List of References.
    • An article should be formatted (A4) in the following way: Margins: 1 inch on all sides; Font: Sylfaen, Font size: 11, Line spacing-1.



Important Dates:

  • Deadline for a paper submission: January 31, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2023



About the Publication:

  • Congress Proceedings will be published as an e-book, in several volumes
  • The publication will be assigned an e-ISBN, DOI
  • The publication will be reflected in Google Scholar database

Dear Congress participants!

We are glad to welcome you to the ICLA XXIII Congress! 

  • Delegats, who are visiting Tbilisi in person, are welcomed to the Congress Opening Ceremony on July 25, at 11:00, at Radisson Blu Tbilisi Hotel
  • Also, on the same day, at 20:00 you are all welcomed to the Congress Reception organized by Tbilisi City Hall at Tbilisi City Assembly.

Guideline for Online Meetings!

  • All Online, Partly online and Hybrid sessions, planned within the framework of the World Congress of Comparative Literature, are served by the technical group of the congress.
  • Participants can enter their virtual rooms without additional confirmation.  
  • Participants can share screens without giving additional permission.
  • Zoom links won't be sent via personal emails, you can view links in the Congress Program and Schedule.
  • All above named sessions also will be assisted by IT group members and Congress coordinators. 
  • Online participants will have the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony of the Congress through YouTube Livestream.
    See the Link:

    Thank you!


Announcement Updated!

Congress Abstracts

Congress Schedule   (with Zoom links)
Congress Program    (with Zoom links)

Please, download the  Pdf file of the Program to search for your session.
Please, take into the consideration that the times indicated in Zoom links correspond to the Tbilisi time (GMT+4 hours, Baku, Tbilisi, Erevan)
Please In case if you are planning visual presentation, prepare the presentation in the Power Point please and bring it with you on the fleshdrive and other compact memory card.

Dear Colleagues, the Registration is Closed!
Thank You!
Extension of the Registration deadline!

Recommendations for accommodation


Regarding the Format of the Congress!

The Congress will be held in a hybrid form unless and until further notice required by geo-political or hygienic circumstances.

Advisory: The decision to attend the hybrid congress in person is a strictly personal decision. You can participate in the congress fully whether you attend online or in-person. Neither the Georgian Organizers nor the ICLA will be responsible for financial or other losses associated with changes or other problems in connection with travel and hotel accommodations. At the very least, participants should consider the possibility of making refundable flight and hotel reservations, since we cannot know for sure what the future holds.

Currently: We also want to inform you that today the political situation in Georgia is stable. Regulations due to the Pandemic are completely cancelled for today in Georgia.

Watch this page for further updates.




Participation Grant Procedures


Dear Colleagues!

Welcome to the XXIII ICLA Congress!

After Seoul (2010), Paris (2013), Vienna (2016), Macau (2019), the ICLA will, for the first time, hold its triennial Congress in Caucasia, at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The ICLA’s regular Congresses allow all comparatists in the world, working in many fields of Comparative Literature and from different perspectives, to get together, interact and exchange ideas.

The 2022 Tbilisi Congress makes a special effort to include early-career scholars with special sessions, academic and social events intended for them, as well as some new grants and prizes… see the dedicated page!

The sessions and special sessions of the Congress cover a wide range of topics, allowing us to move the discussion of the problematic issues of contemporary world writing into a broader international context.

We are looking forward to experiencing this amazing scientific and cultural adventure with you!

We are ready to enjoy the academic process of the Congress and exciting social events in your company!

We do hope that unique nature and sights of Georgia, as well as delicious Georgian cuisine will make it more attractive!




Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA)

International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)

Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University (TSU)

Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature


Partner Organizations:

პროექტი განხორციელდა შოთა რუსთაველის საქართველოს ეროვნული სამეცნიერო ფონდის მხარდაჭერით [გრანტის ნომერი MG-ISE-22-170]
The Project was supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) [grant number MG-ISE-22-170]