SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Arts and Sciences, English, Professor





Paata Chkheidze graduated from Ilia Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign languages, English department  (1977). He used to work as a teacher of English language at the village school, head of the literary department at the Gori State Theatre, taught English Language at The Gori State Pedagogical Institute; was a junior researcher at The State Institute of Philosophy of Georgia. He was the member of the first Georgian Parliament and is one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence of Georgia (1991). Later, he was the member of The Parliament of Georgia of 1992-95. He worked as a head of the department of English Language and Literature, at Gori State University (1997-2006). He was the first elected mayor of the city of Gori. In 2005-2006 He was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at The Catholic University of America. He is the corresponding member of National Humanities institute, in Georgia.

Scientific interests / research interests

Books: The Tradition of Ivane Machabeli(2004), For the Constitution(2011), The History of Conservatism (2011), What does Hamlet Say to Horatio (2014)

  • Translations: Essays of Anglo-American Writers; Virginia Woolf, Essays; Beowulf; William Faulkner, Interviews; Kurt Vonnegut, Happy Birthday Wanda June; S. Eliot, Ten Essays; Virgil Nemoianu, The Short Theory of Secondary; Lord Byron, Don Juan; Joseph Conrad, The heart of Darkness; T.S. Eliot, The Sacred Wood.

Articles in magazines: Journal “Our Writing”

  1. The 66 Sonnet of William Shakespeare, 15. 08. 2008.
  2. S. Eliot and George Orwell,  17. 04. 2009
  3. George Santayana About Liberalism, 10. 2009
  4. Forced?! 15. 10 2010.
  5. The Ballad About Two Worlds, 05. 2009
  6. Whither? 2. 04. 2010
  7. The Writer and Moral Imagination, 3.04. 2010
  8. S. Eliot and C.S. Lewis, 19. 02. 2010
  9. Donoso Cortes, the Spanish Traditionalist, 09. 2010
  10. And another SAluda, 11. 06. 2010
  11. Faith of Eternal Values, 22. 01. 2010
  12. Against Centralisation, 2. 09. 2011
  13. Friend and the Evolution of Views of S. T. Coleridge, 2.09. 2011.
  14. Celtic Twilight is a Georgian Book, 08.2011
  15. The Appiarens of the Translation of Comus, 18 04. 2011
  16. About the Theme and Variations, 7. 01. 2011
  17. Joseph Conrad’s View of Duel,, 15.06. 2012
  18. Guardians of the Individual (Adam Smith and Admund Burke), 10. 08. 2012
  19. Thus to Read The Legend of Arabian Astrologer, 5.10.2012
  20. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land and Poems” as the Book of Gia jokhadze, 21. 02. 2014
  21. Crises, 15. 11. 2014

Journal “Mtsvanekavavila” (Green Flowers)

Articles about Artists, #2, 2017

Articles in newspapers: The Literary Newspaper

  1. Sudden Thoughts, 19 May – 1June, 2017
  2. Over the Age of Byron, 28 January – 8 February, 2018

Current Courses

Course Catalog

Doctoral – American-Georgian Comparative Literature;

Masters – The History of Anglo-american Novel, The History of Anglo-American Drama, The History of Anglo-American Poetry, The History of Anglo-American Criticism; The Hitory of Conservatism;

Bachelor – The Hitory of American Literature, The History Of English Literature