Irma Ratiani

First name: 
Irma
Family name: 
Ratiani
Country: 
Georgia
Institution: 
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Georgian Comparative Literature Association
Department: 
General and Comparative Literary Studies
Title: 
Professor, Doctor of Philological Sciences
Short description: 

Director, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Professor, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

President, Georgian Comparative Literature Association   
Languages: 

Georgian, Russian, English – Fluently, Japanese

 
Teaching areas: 
Literary Theory, Comparative Literature 
Research areas: 
Literary Theory, Comparative Literature 
2009 – The winner of an international grant competition organized by Ministry of Culture of France and Alexandre Dumas Centre – Comparativism and Literary Theory”, scientific supervisor 2009 – The winner of an international grant competition organized by Ministry of Culture of France and Alexandre Dumas Centre – “Mythology of Genres”, team member2008 – The winner of national grant competition – “Discourse of Literary Studies. Contemporary Researches”, scientific supervisor2008 – up to date – Member of Freidrich Rueckert Society 2008 – up to date – The winner of an International Grant Project “Twelve Georgian Verses. Translation with Comments”, supervisor  01.01. 2008 – 31. 12. 2008 – Shota Rustaveli Scholarship winner (Rustaveli Foundation)2006 – up to date – Member of International Comparative Literature Association29. 09. 2006 – up to date – Member of an Academic Board of Tbilisi State University18. 03.2006 –12. 04. 2006 – Fellow under the DAAD program, at the University of Saarland, in the Department of General and Comparative Literary Studies01. 2005 – up to date – Editor-in-chief of a Scientific Literary Journals “Sjani” and “Litinfo”15. 08. 2005 – 31. 08. 2005 – Fellow under the University Partnership Program of US state Department at Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, John Hopkins University and St. Johns College2002 – The winner of International grant competition – “The Epoch of Modernism. Comparative Analysis of Georgian, Russian and Japanese Literature”, 
Conferences: 
25. 02. 2009 – 27. 02. 2009   International Congress “Culture of the Seljuk Epoch” (Ashgabat, Turkmenistan)  16. 12. 2008 – 18. 12. 2008    II International Symposium “Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism” (Tbilisi, Georgia)21.11. 2008 – 23. 11. 2008     International Scientific Congress “Comparative Literature. Cultural Communication and Social Stereotypes” (Baku, Azerbaijan) 05. 11. 2008 – 08. 11. 2008    International Scientific Congress “Discourse of Globalization” (Sofia, Bulgaria)18. 10. 2008 – 21. 10. 2008    International Scientific Congress “Russian Literature in World Cultural and Enlightenening Sphere” (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)29. 10. 2008                           Scientific Conference “Discourse of Literary Studies” (Tbilisi, Georgia)07. 07. 2008 – 12. 07. 2008   International Conference “Novel and Its Boarders” (Aberdeen, Scotland) 23. 09. 2007 – 30. 09. 2007 International Conference “Language, Culture, Society” (Moscow, Russia) 07. 05. 2007 – 12. 05. 2007  International Conference “New Horizons of Discourse” (Amman, Jordan) 03. 04. 2007 – 05. 04. 2007 I International Symposium “Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism” (Tbilisi, Georgia)02. 05. 2002 – 05. 05. 2002  Scientific Conference of Faculty of Languages and Culture, Osaka University (Osaka, Japan)29. 11. 1997 – 30. 11. 1997   International Congress of Slavic Studies (Nara, Japan)09. 05. 1997 – 12. 05. 1997   Scientific Conference of Faculty of Languages and Culture, Osaka University (Osaka, Japan) 
Publications: 
 Publications: Over 50 published Scientific Papers. Among them:“Literary Theory. Main Methodological Concepts and Tendencies of XX Century” (2008)Ilia Chavchavadze and His Epoch. Materials of International Scientific Conference (2008) Ilia Chavchavadze 170. Jubilee Collection (2007)“Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism” Materials of the I International Symposium (2007)Published Monopraphs: “Chronotope in Ilia Chavchavadze’s Fiction”, 2006; “Chronotope in the Anti-utopian Fiction. Interpretation of an Eschatological Anti-utopia”, 2005  (Nomination on 2006 Saba Literary Prize);Published Scientific Book “Theory of Literature. The Basic Methodological Conceptions and Schools of XX Century”, 2006Published Lecture Courses: “Theory of Genre. Stages of Formation and Development” 2007“Lectures in the Literary Theory. Theoretical Conception of Mikhail Bakhtin (theory of genre, dialogism, theory of chronotop), 2005; Anthropological Theoretical Conception (Liminal theory of time and space), 2005; “Literature in the Literary Theory. Theory of Genre. Formation and Development”, 2005; Published Essayistic Book “Japanese Diaries” on Georgian and Russian Languages, 2000, 2002;Published Translations with Comments: “100 Verse from Old Japan”, 2008