Friday, February 17, 2012

Yeghishe Charents @ UC Berkeley

The Armenian Studies Program @ UC Berkeley presents

Yeghishe Charents:
The Tragic Revolutionary

This symposium will address central aspects of Yeghishe Charents's life and oeuvre. Charents (1897-1937) is an iconic Armenian poet whose works were translated by writers such as Louis Aragon, Anna Akhmatova, Valery Bryusov, and Boris Pasternak, among others. A fervent Boshevik at first, he gradually distanced himself from Stalinism and fell victim to its purges.

Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, UC Berkeley

For more information, call ISEEES at (510) 642-3230.
Armenian Studies Program, UC Berkeley
Sunday, February 26, 2012
10:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
370 Dwinelle Hall
Morning Session (10:30am-12:30pm)

Shareen Anderson (Filmmaker, Fort Greene Filmworks)
"Charents: In Search of My Armenian Poet."

Afternoon Session (2pm-5:30pm)

Dr. Azat Yeghiazaryan (Emeritus, Former Director of the M. Abeghian Institute of Literature, National Academy of Science of the Republic of Armenia), "Charents's Way to the Revolution."

Vartan Matiossian (Independent Scholar), "Charents: The Last Poet of Nayiri."

James Russell (Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies, Harvard University), "Charents's Book of the Way: The Illuminated Gospel of an Apocalyptic Creed."

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