The Kartvelologist

The Kartvelologist” is a bilingual (Georgian and English) peer-reviewed, academic journal, covering all spheres of Kartvelological scholarship. Along with introducing scholarly novelties in Georgian Studies, it aims at popularization of essays of Georgian researchers on the international level and diffusion of foreign Kartvelological scholarship in Georgian scholarly circles.

“The Kartvelologist” issues both in printed and electronic form. In 1993-2009 it came out only in printed form (#1-15). The publisher is the “Centre for Kartvelian Studies” (TSU), financially supported by the “Fund of the Kartvelological School”. In 2011-2013 the journal is financed by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.

The New Translation of The Knight in the Panther Skin


lkOn 13th of October 2015 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University warmly welcomed Lyn Coffin, a new translator of The Knight in the Panther Skin from Georgian into English. The American poet, playwright and translator published the fifth English translation of The Knight in the Panther Skin in September 2015. The new translation was prepared by the publishing house “Poezia”. Ms. Coffin started to work on the translation of the poem in 2012 together with Professor Dodona Kiziria, who made a word for word translation of the poem. This translation was based on two editions: one, prepared by the Commission for stating the text of MPS and published in 1965 and the other, the school edition by Prof. Nodar Natadze.

At the presentation of the book Lyn Coffin was introduced to the public by Prof. Darejan Tvaltvadze, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, at Tbilisi State University, who thanked the translators for the new English translation of the greatest Georgian poem. Academician Elguja Khintibidze, Head of the Chair of Old Georgian Literature of Tbilisi State University in his welcome speech addressed the translator and noted that this translation is valuable because it is a fact that it was published recently in the 21th Century whereas previous translations were published in the 20th century. 

keywords:The Knight in the Panther Skin, Lyn Coffin, Shota Rustaveli Category: GEORGIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION Authors: Tamar Paichadze