GRIGOR NAREKATSI LECTURES ON ARMENIAN POETRY
Poetry of Twilight and Revolution: Eghishe Charents (1897-1937) and the European-Russian Tradition
Prof. Azat Yeghiazaryan
THE TWILIGHT OF EUROPE IN POETRY
Wednesday 26 May
THE WORLD WAR AND THE FATE OF THE MOTHERLAND
Thursday 27 May
REVOLUTION AND THE SALVATION OF MAN
Wednesday 2 June
FUTURISM AND THE FUTURE
Thursday 3 June
Professor Yeghiazaryan, until his retirement in 2008 Director of the Institute of Literature, Yerevan, will present a series of lectures on one of his fields of expertise, that of modern Armenian literature, and its most renowned poet, Yeghishe Charents.
He has published several books on Charents (e.g. The organ of History, 2007) and on Hovhannes T’umanyan (T’umanyan’s Poetics and its Popular Roots, 1990, and This gifted genius from Lori, 2009), as well as on narratology (Literary Narrative: A Theoretical Review, 1986). Recently, his acclaimed introduction to the world of the Armenian Epic was translated into English by Prof Peter Cowe (UCLA) as “Daredevils of Sasun. Poetics of an Epic” (Mazda Publishers, Costa Mesa CA, 2008).
All are cordially invited.