Zurab Karumidze 2013

Zurab
Karumidze

Zurab Karumidze got a degree in English Language and Literature from Tbilisi State University. He obtained a PhD (1984) for the dissertation on the Wit and Conceit in the Poetry of John Donne. He worked for years as a Research Associate for the Center for XX Century Literary Studies at Tbilisi State University. In 1994-1995 he spent a stint at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar studying Post-Modernist American Meta Fiction. Two of his short stories (translated into English by the author) were published in the USA (Clockwatch Review, Bloomington, IL, 1996). He worked as an editor of English language magazines in Tbilisi – Georgia/Caucasus Profile (1995-2000) and Caucasus Context (2002-2005). His publications include a collection of short stories – Opera (1998), a couple of novels — The Winedark Sea (2000) and Of Goats and Men (2003). He has written a novel in English – Dagny or a Love Feast (2006) which still awaits a publisher. He co-edited (with James Wertsch) a  book – Enough: Rose Revolution in the Republic of Georgia, 2003 (Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2005). His publications include essays on culture, collective memory and national narratives. His book on the history of jazz music – The Life of Jazz – came out in 2009.

Zurab Karumidze got a degree in English Language and Literature from Tbilisi State University. He obtained a PhD (1984) for the dissertation on the Wit and Conceit in the Poetry of John Donne. He worked for years as a Research Associate for the Center for XX Century Literary Studies at Tbilisi State University. In 1994-1995 he spent a stint at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar studying Post-Modernist American Meta Fiction. Two of his short stories (translated into English by the author) were published in the USA (Clockwatch Review, Bloomington, IL, 1996). He worked as an editor of English language magazines in Tbilisi – Georgia/Caucasus Profile (1995-2000) and Caucasus Context (2002-2005). His publications include a collection of short stories – Opera (1998), a couple of novels — The Winedark Sea (2000) and Of Goats and Men (2003). He has written a novel in English – Dagny or a Love Feast (2006) which still awaits a publisher. He co-edited (with James Wertsch) a  book – Enough: Rose Revolution in the Republic of Georgia, 2003 (Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2005). His publications include essays on culture, collective memory and national narratives. His book on the history of jazz music – The Life of Jazz – came out in 2009.

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