11th International Biennial Conference on American Studies
Professor Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies, Akaki Tsereteli State University (59 Tamar Mepe st., Kutaisi 4600, Georgia)
Saturday, July 27, 2024

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Vasil Kacharava, the former president of the Georgian Association for American Studies and one of the founding fathers of American Studies in Georgia. It is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU), ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia.

The conference will be held at Akaki Tsereteli State University (59 Tamar Mepe st., Kutaisi 4600, Georgia) on October 11-12, 2024.

Individual as well as fully-formed panel proposals are welcomed on any subject in American Studies. Proposals for individual papers should be 250 words maximum, including the paper title, the speaker’s name and academic affiliation (if applicable). To propose a panel, the panel chair should submit a 300-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. Panel proposals should also include a 250-word abstract for each constituent paper. Please note that panels should have a maximum of four speakers.

The event will be held on-site. 

All proposals should be sent to Prof. Irakli Tskhvediani at: irakli.tskhvediani1@atsu.edu.ge no later than the 27th of July, 2024. Accepted speakers will be notified no later than August 10, 2024.

Please note the following:

Conference working languages will be English and Georgian;

Time Limit for Keynote Speakers: 50 minutes;

Time Limit for Panelists: 15 minutes;

Time Limit for Discussions: 5-7 minutes;

Equipment for the projection of PowerPoint presentations will be available upon request.

Registration Fee: 50 Euro (including taxes). Registration fee includes: conference program, certificate of participation, coffee, refreshments during the coffee breaks. The Fee should be paid by wire transfer to the conference bank account.

The conference participants will be requested to submit their revised manuscripts within three months after the end of the conference. All submissions should be in English and will go through a double blind peer review process. Selected papers will be published as a journal.


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