WiP: Paul Crego on St. Nino in Contemporary Georgian Literature

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 11th talk of the Spring 2019 Works-in-Progress Series!

“Representations of St. Nino in 21st Century Georgian Literature”

By Paul Crego, U.S. Library of Congress

Date: April 24, 2019, at 18:30 pm
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

This talk will discuss excerpts from Sakartvelos eklesiis kalendari about St. Nino, a children’s version of the life of St. Nino, a novel about her, and a recently written poem. All of this is included in material that Paul is preparing for a book entitled The Life of the Life of St. Nino: a Study in Metahagiography.

Paul Crego is a Senior Cataloging Specialist at the United States Library of Congress. He has a PhD in Theology from Boston College and an MA from the Soviet Union program, and has studied Georgian since 1977.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the CRRC office at 5 Chkhikvadze Str. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public. The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

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