ICLA 2022
Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA)
International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)
Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University (TSU)
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature
XXIII Congress - July 24, 2022 – July 29, 2022
Tbilisi, Georgia



Re-Imagining Literatures of the World: Global and Local, Mainstreams and Margins



  • Words and Images crossing literary and critical borders
  • East and West: Literary and Cultural Paradigms
  • Global South and Global North
  • Minorities and/ in Literature
  • Translating difference: The Other in Other Words
  • Minor Literature, Small Literatures, Literatures of Small Nations
  • Colonial, Postcolonial, Decolonial and Neocolonial Experiences: Rewriting Cultural History
  • Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature and Culture
  • The post-Soviet Literary Space and the World after the Cold War
  • Digital Culture: Media, Transmedia, Intermedia



Individual proposals may be submitted for Congress sessions as well as for Open  group sessions and Special sessions.

Abstract should be submitted in English or in French with 3-5 keywords;
No more than 300 words; Font- Sylfaen; Size 11 Line spacing – single.



XXIII Congress working languages are: English, French, Georgian.

Proposals must be written in English or French.


Membership of the ICLA is a requirement to present at the Congress



Ilia Tchavtchavadze Avenue, Academic Building I, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia
Kostava str.5, 0108, Tbilisi, Georgia
Gudiashvili Str.7, 0108, Tbilisi, Georgia

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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