Literature: Propaganda

The role of literature as a propaganda tool has been used and practiced since ancient times by all kinds of authorities. Is propaganda good or bad for literature? Does literature today retain its propaganda function? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".


Gikors of Armenian literature

From a young age we know the most tragic child of Armenian literature, Gikor. Gikor's fate makes us think about the injustice of life, the cruelty of people and the protection of children. Gikor's story, as a traumatic memory, accompanies us, developing a certain attitude towards the city and trade. Hovhannes Tumanyan manages to convince us that such heroes can have no other destiny, but there are also other examples of Armenian literature that prove the opposite. The critics of Armenian literature are discussed by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan Arkmenik Nikoghosyan in "Parallel Readings".

The Feast of the Discovery of the Relics of St Gregory the Illuminator

The Armenian Church will celebrate the Feast of the Discovery of the Relics of St Gregory the Illuminator, the last of the three feast days devoted to the first Catholicos of All Armenians.

Mother Cathedral

A few years, during the cleaning of the vegetation of the Mother Cathedral of Etchmiadzin, it is accidentally revealed that the temple is in danger of collapsing. What do the detailed researches reveal? What solutions are being developed for the salvation of the Etchmiadzin temple. Presented by rehabilitation specialists.



The Singer of the Front line -Arthur Khachents

Our film crew visited the participant of the 44-day Artsakh war, singer-songwriter Arthur Khachents.

For Whom is the Literary Press Today?

The literary press has published not only literary works, but also social and political issues of concern. The best example is the "Garun" magazine. Can any literary or electronic periodical have such a reputation today? For whom is the literary press today? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating

The Literature of the First Republic

The first Republic of Armenia, with its tragically short biography, nevertheless creates grounds for recording exceptional patterns for various spheres of Armenian life. According to the principles of periodicization of the history of literature, this short period should have been subjected to even a brief periodicization, which was never done. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating. 

Writers' Memoirs: Literature or Documentary?

Can we consider the writers' memoirs as a valid source of their life and period, or is there a lot of subjectivity of the author in the memoirs? Why do writers write memoirs? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

The solemn opening of the new complex of the Residency

On September 18, under the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the solemn opening ceremony of the newly built hall of the Patriarchs Chapel and renovated Old Residency were held. The renovation and construction works of the cathedral complex were carried out with the donation of national benefactor Samvel Karapetyan and the Karapetyan family. Attending the ceremony were RA President Armen Sargsyan, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, philanthropist Samvel Karapetyan, statesmen, diocesan leaders of the Armenian Church, members of the Mother See, members of the Supreme Council, AGBU President Perch Sedrakyan, philanthropic Armenians from different countries, President Joachim Gauck of the Federal Republic of Germany and other guests.
The ceremony started in the newly built  Patriarchs Chapel! Under the presidency of the Catholicos of All Armenians, the blessing of the whole Residency was performed.

From Where and How to Start Reading?

We often complain that we read less, and there is no reading culture. And do we teach reading? How to start reading? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

The Pleasure and Heaviness of Work in Literature

The theme of work is widely used in literature and Armenian folklore. If in folk songs and games the hard work is slightly idealized, and there are glorious nuances, then in literature, especially in the images of urban-labor work, the motives of social injustice, not enjoying the work, the difficult condition of the worker prevail. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating on the topic. 

Genocide literature

Extensive scientific and fictional literature on the Armenian Genocide has been created around the world. Only a bibliographic list of that literature can make up an entire volume. However, our knowledge and awareness of fiction in particular is limited to a few works. Why are we not aware of the  so-called genocide literature? What are some important things that are unjustly ignored?
Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.