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9th International Biennial Conference on American Studies

October 19-20, 2018
Kutaisi, Georgia

Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU) together with John Dos Passos Association of Georgia will host a two-day biennial international conference on American Studies to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli’s birth. Professor Amaglobeli was the founder of American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia.

The conference will be held at Akaki Tsereteli State University on October 19-20, 2018.

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.

All proposals should be sent to Prof. Irakli Tskhvediani at: ელ-ფოსტის ეს მისამართი დაცულია სპამ-ბოტებისგან. ნახვისთვის უნდა გქონდეთ ჩართული JavaScript. no later than the 20th of July, 2018. All applicants to the conference will be informed of the outcome of their proposals by the 10th of August, 2018.

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 (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.

Except plenary sessions, keynote presentations and panels, the outdoor activities will be offered. The participants will visit historical sites and places of interest surrounding the ancient city of Kutaisi. There will be a closing banquet hosted by Akaki Tsereteli State University.

The conference participants will be requested to submit their revised manuscripts within one month 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 by an international publisher.