Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University together with James Joyce Association of Georgia will host a two-day international conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary from the publication of Finnegans Wake.

The dates of the venue are September 26-27, 2019. Location: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Conference –JOYCE AND THE WORLD – will attempt to explore on the one hand all the diversity of cultures and languages which went into making his world and on the other hand Joyce’s impact on world literature.

Possible topics for the conference include but are not limited to:

* The making of Joyce’s works

* Joyce and modernism

* Joyce and Postmodernism

* Joyce’s impact on other countries’ literatures

* Joyce’s translations and studies in the world. The Conference invites proposals for individual papers, fully-formed panels and multimedia/digital exhibitions.

To propose an individual contribution, please submit a 250-word abstract that includes the speaker’s name and academic affiliation (if applicable) alongside with the paper title.

To propose a panel, the panel chair should submit a 500-word abstract on the panel as a whole that includes the names, academic affiliations, and email addresses of all participants; the title of the panel as well as the titles of each individual contribution; and the name and affiliation of the panel chair.

The deadline for paper or panel proposals will be 1 September, 2019. Proposals can be sent to jimjoycetbilisi9@gmail.com

Participation fee of 90 Euros include coffee-breaks on Conference days, a farewell dinner and an excursion to Georgia’s ancient Capital Mtskheta.

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