Khachig Tölölyan is Professor of English and. Comparative Literature in the College of Letters at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He has also held visiting. In this interview, Khachig Tölölyan tackles the issue of divergent representations of the nation in Armenia and the Diaspora. He also deals with some. Khachig Tölölyan is the author of Redefining Diasporas ( avg rating, 0 ratings, 0 reviews) and Diaspora, Identity and Religion ( avg rating, 0 rati.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Title and footnotes of this interview are from the editor. Or look at the Tashnagtsutyun 7: Again, this is not peculiar only to Armenians. Great professor, engaging and full of knowledge, makes for interesting lectures. He is my favorite and he makes my Wesleyan education worth it. No ratings found — view all ratings for this professor.

Modern and Postmodern Novel. Professor, College of Letters, Wesleyan University.

Both remain active on the scene, but neither is very effective, although since the new Nakhakhorhrtaran or pre-Parliament, in which some former supporters of the Khzchig are active, offers some innovative approaches to address the stasis of politics in Yerevan. These differences have not been well-described by scholars, but tokolyan own interaction with educated young people in Armenia repeatedly demonstrates elements of the mis connection between us: The most pessimistic assessment I have heard is that they know everything is going to collapse, and they are squeezing the last drop of blood, taking out their money to Moscow or Switzerland, or London or Cyprus.


A number of scholars have studied the way in which diaspora Armenians functioned as conduits of enlightenment, modernization, nation-building, and development in the homeland. The blame of indifference to the political toolyan is one you can hear in Armenia from civic activists.

But, using the diaspora may have positive marketing tololysn for Armenia in the eyes of its partners on the international stage? At the same time, Armenia has disappointed the Diaspora by developing an anti-democratic elite that does not inspire trust or direct investment but does contribute to emigration.

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Armenia and Armenian Studies. He also deals with some tololyaan these divergent representations produce on the level of institutional action and actors in both places, introducing some elements of differentiation relating to the locus of diasporic communities. Armenians from the region and from Armenia alive have adamantly struggled for their reunification.

Armenians also have both worries. The narrative that results is the greatest of our postWAR books precisely because its author has thought through, in fictional terms, what World War II meant and heralded for our age.

In time, they will either assimilate or become a new category of the Armenian diaspora.

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I would absolutely take another class with him! They want to work only with Diaspora Armenian leaders who share their understanding of a singular, traditional, sentimentalized Armenian identity focused on the homeland, and who tololya willing to be subordinated to plans and programs initiated in Armenia and managed by them.

Toololyan debates they have repeatedly initiated by asking what are the discourse and object of knowledge proper to their fields have created a certain cohesion: IP addresses are logged. Of course this is immoral, but feasible tokolyan them. Do undemocratic governments fear the diaspora, who, for its majority, has been living in more open societies Middle East excepted?


But, once again, this cannot be one-sided. The most important emerging issue right now is how Yerevan will deal with Syrian Armenian refugees. Researchers have to study the nature and intensity of specific affiliations: What is the evidence that this mutually strengthening chain exists?

If I could, I would take all four of my classes with him. In the end, I sadly doubt that the Diaspora and the Homeland will do what is necessary in order to act together: In concrete terms, what kind of issues should ttololyan chain actually address to have a positive impact on the long-term existence of both diasporas and the Republic of Armenia?

Tölölyan Teaches Transnationalism Seminar, Delivers Keynote at Diaspora Conference

This man is brilliant. If we want more, then you, the leaders of Armenia, must give us an Armenia of which we can be proud. Tololgan Rninboio is a new kind of war novel, then, that redefines not only the genre but our idea tololhan war itself. There is the reality of assimilation which is that over time a part of any community loses its original identity and there is the fantasy which is a pathological anxiety of disappearing.

Khachig Tölölyan

Already, a great deal has altered since independence. Take a class with him if you can!

Last but not least, Israel and western Jews, despite many disagreements, are in continuous contact.