Open the doors, spring is coming


The theme of spring and related motifs are one of the most frequently used in Armenian and world poetry. Moreover, spring is not only the season of the year in poetry, but also a whole system of pictorial, symbolic, psychological generalizations. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating on the peculiarities of realizing spring motifs in Armenian literature.

"Wounds of Armenia", homeland in the language


Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate one of the most famous works of Armenian literature, Khachatur Abovyan's novel "Wounds of Armenia".

 

 

 

Epic: From national ideology to pre-election program


Why does the epic "Sasna Tsrer" get so much ideological and political significance in the public life of the period of independence? Can it become a national ideology or a political-party program? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating within the framework of the "Parallel Readings" program.

 

 

"Gevorg Marzpetuni" or a letter to his wife


Why did Muratsan write the novel "Gevorg Marzpetuni", to whom did he address it? How does the author hide the very personal, family relations in the historical novel? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

 

 

 

Title, PR tool or aesthetic condensation?


What is the function and significance of the titles of works of art? Why do authors choose this or that title, and why do they change it? After all, is the title created for PR purposes only, or does it nevertheless complement the artistic world of the work, and directing the reader? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

 

 

 

Loveless fiction


Why is love pushed to the background in the classic Armenian historical fiction? Is it not possible to combine personal happiness with debt to the homeland? In what cases are they combined? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

 

 

 

The code of conduct of the Homeland Defender


These days we are fighting hard and heroic battles for the homeland in Artsakh. What inspired and fought the defender of the homeland in the Middle Ages, why did our historians create ideal images of heroism? How do the heroes of our past inspire us today? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

 

 

 

 

Unculture Literature


Since the late 1990s, we can notice the gradual expulsion of images of village life from our literature. Why is that, what circumstances led to it?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss the topic within the framework of "Parallel Readings".
 

War and Literature


How does war change literature? How do the functions of literature change during the war? By what criteria should the literature being created these days be evaluated? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating

 

 

Literature without a hero


Who is the hero of the fiction of the period of independence, to what extent do the heroes of the Armenian prose of that period reflect the reality and time? Do we have a variety of characters, or do we still have similar characters? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

 

 

 

How to make a favorite of the classics?


Schoolchildren find it difficult to read classical literature, and their parents, even if they read in time, they could hardly re-read it today. This problem is not unique only to our reality. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss the difficulties of reading the classics.

The prayer and curse of poets


What influence does the language of fiction have on reality? How do prayer and curse relate to Armenian poetry? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.