Tbilisi 2022: Final Program

“Theorizing Marginality”

Panel of the AILC–ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory at the AILC–ICLA International Congress “Re-Imagining Literatures of the World: Global and Local, Mainstreams and Margins” (Tbilisi, 24–29 July 2022)

Wednesday, July 27
15:00–16:30 (Georgia Standard Time), Session 1
Theoretical and Philosophical Aspects

Chair: Robert Young
Divya Dwivedi: Marginalysis
Karin Kukkonen: Thinking Outside the Box: Theorizing Marginality through Creativity
Ivana Perica: The “Imperative to Right” and the Right to Marginality

17:00–18:30, Session 2
Theoretical and Philosophical Aspects (continued)
Chair: Stefan Willer

Esra Almas: Minor not Marginal: Contemporary Jewish Memory Writing in Turkey
Rok Benčin: Fiction and the Conflict of Worlds
Robert J.C. Young: Blanked: Being at the Margin

Thursday, July 28
10:00–11:30 (Georgia Standard Time), Session 3
Minor Literatures

Chair: Divya Dwivedi
Alexandre Gefen: Biofiction: The Worldwide Rise of a Rogue Genre
Woosung Kang: The Idea of Minor Cinema in East Asia
Xiaofan Amy Li: Contemporary Poetry, the Marginal Elite in World Literature?

12:00–13:30, Session 4
Aesthetics, Language and Translation
Chair: Alexandre Gefen

Zaal Andronikashvili: The Language of World Literature: Nikolai Marr’s Utopian Linguistics
Mariam Popal: Listening – A Critical Reading vis-à-vis the O/other of the Self
Tiphaine Samoyault: Translation of Minor Languages: Notes and Glossaries

15:00–16:30, Session 5
Aesthetics, Language and Translation (continued)
Chair: Robert Young

Elisabeth Weber: Margins, Borders, Tendrils, Twines: Thinking with Plants as Cosmopolitics
Stefan Willer: Strange Cases

Followed by the ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory Business Meeting for members of the Committee.

Zoom links:

Wednesday sessions:
Meeting ID: 938 7132 5110

Thursday sessions:
Meeting ID: 969 3016 5477

Tbilisi 2022: Draft Program

The draft program of the 2022 workshop of the AILC/ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory is available at the “Workshops” page of the Committee website. Titled “Theorizing Marginality,” the workshop will be held from 27–28 July in hybrid format as part of the twenty-third triennial congress of the AILC/ICLA, which will take place from 24–29 July in Tbilisi.