March 31, 2010

WOW present/ed at the ACLA conference

Annual Meeting

The American Comparative Literature Association

"Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanism"

April 1-4, 2010
New Orleans, LA

D2 Caucasian Crossroads: the Intersection of Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism?

Vieux Carre A, Bienville House

Organizer: Mary Evelynne Childs, U of Washington

Friday, April 2, 3:45PM-5:45PM

Ketevan Nadareishvili, Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State U
“Cosmopolitism and Nationalism in Georgian Culture in Light of Interpreting Classical Heritage”

Jason Brooks, Penn State U
“Reconfiguring/Retranslating Medea: Space, Dialogue, and Gender on the Euripidean Stage”

Nestan Ratiani, Institute of Georgian Literature
“The Ambiguity of the Word “Arab” According to Georgian Folk Tales and The Knight in the Panther's Skin

Kathryn Schild, UC Berkeley
“Azerbaijani National Identities at the 1934 Congress of Soviet Writers”

Saturday, April 3, 3:45PM-5:45PM

Mary Childs, U of Washington
“Tengiz Abuladze’s Magdana’s lurja, and Another’s Children: Soviet Cosmopolitanism in Georgia?”

Hulya Sakarya, Temple U
“Liberal Multiculturalism Meets Dzveli Tiflis or Old Tbilisi: Revitalization Schemes in Post-Socialist Georgia”

Michael Pittman, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
“21st Century Reflections on G.I. Gurdjieff and Late 19th Century/Early 20th Century Cosmopolitanism in the Caucasus”

Lidia Zhigunova, Tulane U
“Re-Fashioning Circassian Identity: The Changing Identities of the Circassian Women in the North Caucasus”

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