Armenian Studies Program pres.
ASP Lecture | Overwhelming Absurdity: Vahé Oshagan’s Discourse of Diasporic Culture
Karen Jallatyan, 2019-20 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M
Karen Jallatyan received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2019. His dissertation, entitled “Becoming Diaspora: Global Armenian Literature and Film after 1950,” draws attention to the specifically post-national and post-catastrophic nature of diasporic Armenian culture in Western Armenian. It argues that finding ways to let Western Armenian language and literature thrive in a multicultural context is the only adequate response to the needs of this surviving culture.
Image: Cover of Crossroads («Քառուղի»), Vahé Oshagan, Beirut, 1971. Painter: Vahé Barsoumian
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