IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 310: Modern Approaches to Georgian Medieval Writings

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Organiser:Bert Beynen, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia
Moderator/Chair:Bert Beynen, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia
Paper 310-aCity as a Text in the Medieval Chivalric Romance
(Language: English)
Maka Elbakidze, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Maka Elbakidze, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 310-bComputerised Processing of Titlo Diacritic in the Georgian Chronicles
(Language: English)
Irina Lobzhanidze, Linguistic Research Centre, Ilia State University, Tbilisi
Irina Lobzhanidze, Linguistic Research Centre, Ilia State University, Tbilisi
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies
Paper 310-cThe Georgian Literary Canon: Development, Models, Directions
(Language: English)
Irma Ratiani, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Irma Ratiani, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other
Abstract

Elbakidze notices that, as society changes and the city and its values become more important, chivalric romances do not change but stay based in a feudal society. In Rustaveli’s The Knight in the Panther Skin, however, alongside the traditional ‘feudal text’ we can see a different variation: the city of the merchant class, Gulansharo, whose values differ from the chivalric ideals. Lobzhanidze discusses problems and solutions for processing diacritics in Georgian manuscripts. Ratiani discusses the Georgian literary canon, established in the Middle Ages, Romanticism and Post-soviet/Postcolonial era, on the basis of national and literary identity, and of geographic location.