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:

Important Dates:

Acceptance of group sessions
announced by Chairs:
16 December, 2021.
Next Gen
Abstract submission due:
28 January, 2021.
Individual abstract
submission due:
31 December, 2021
Special session
submission due:
31 December, 2021
Acceptance announced
of individual papers
20 February, 2022
Registration deadline
1 June, 2022

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