Maka Elbakidze

Professor of IvaneJavakhishvili Tbilisi State University and the Deputy Director of ShotaRustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature. The major field of her scientific interest includes: Rustaveli Studies, Old Georgian Literature, Comparative literary studies.Author of more than 90 published scholarly articles and two monographs “Some Problems of Poetics of Rustaveli’s Poem “The Man in the Panther’s Skin” in Typological Relationship with French Chivalry Romance” published in Georgia by UniversaliPress in 2005 and “The Man in the Panther’s Skin inthe Context of Medieval Literature”published by LAMBERT Academic Publishing in 2018.A member of Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA); Editor in chief of a Scientific Literary Review “Literary Researches”. Chair of organizing committee of the annual International Symposium “Contemporary Issues of Literary Critisism”