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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Rhetorically, things have undergone drastic changes since the end of the s, but are the differences merely superficial, or truly substantial? Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

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Or look at the Tashnagtsutyun 7: The American University of Armenia is one. Yes Would Take Again: He knows every student’s name and is a really fair grader. There are some connections among them, but not enough to coordinate them effectively. Armenians also have both worries. Do undemocratic governments fear the diaspora, who, for its majority, has been living in more open societies Middle East excepted? Submitted data becomes the property of RateMyProfessors.

He is of Armenian origin. Last but not least, Israel and western Jews, despite many disagreements, are in continuous contact.

What complicates the situation is constant change. This is a book review published in of a book that was considered an important contribution to the emerging critical study of the fantastic. Gravity’s Rainbow is indeed not a novel in the usual sense of the word but a cosmo-graphy, that is, a fictional alternative to available historical versions of the real world, made up of fragments of reality welded together by an extraordinary imagination.

So are certain universities in Europe especially in Budapest, Prague and a few in Germanywhere tololyam young Armenians are receiving an education that entirely bypasses diasporic Armenian organizations. As you say, there is a dynamics of transnationalism and globalization that has led to accelerated migration, the formation of an increased number of transnational communities, and the creation of some new diasporas, along with the increase in size and heterogeneity of older diasporas like the Armenian.

The class was about 35 people and while it was mainly lecture-based he invited every student to join the toolyan.


View freely available titles: I was an Econ major, but glad I made the time! We do not have any pre -independence studies that reliably documented most features of various diaspora communities in a disciplined manner, and so even if we had the financial and staff resources to conduct new studies now, we would not be able to compare the new results to previous work.

There can be no doubt that the Jewish diaspora has been both the victimized Other of the Christian West and one of the agents of the creation of the modern world. I gave this lecture in English at a German University. Again, change is key: What do you think of this? There is always a delay. A scholar’s statement on how to think about the Armenia Diaspora written for Armenian International Magazine, Los Angeles, inarguably remains relevant today. The old narratives cannot encompass the realities of the new, transnational Armenian people.

Review of a s book on the ARF’s hayduks or fedayees, combing kgachig and history. Can the Armenian people retain, in the long run, any part of the territories now under Armenian control?

An analytical narrative that both describes events of the conflict and investigates issues such as what “sovereignty” can mean and how “national self determination” can be exercised. Furthermore, they differ along many registers: In concrete terms, what kind of issues should this chain actually address to have a positive impact on the long-term existence of both diasporas and the Republic of Armenia?

The way he involved the students in discussions bring out great flows of conversation. Apart from that, he was an amazing lecturer and I felt like I learned so much every single class.

Anyways, do yourself a favor and take one of his classes. Many of us have sometimes accepted such positions of cooperative subordination because we thought we were working on projects that, if fulfilled, would benefit the people of Armenia, or all of the Armenian people worldwide.

I think this kind of cooperation is becoming more difficult in the political sphere, but is still possible in the financial and educational spheres as long as the programs are not conceived just by homeland officials. I wish I could add that we need a new mass organization, but I cannot realistically hope for its viability.


There is the bad memory linked to the Soviet period nerkaght 19 of course, which took decades to be digested. In filiation Fil as in thread; fils as in sonkhachug is socially inherited from the family, and the choices are that one either adheres to familial and communal norms or moves away from them, towards assimilation.


This is a report on some of the major issues discussed at a 2. According to you, what are the prospects for the long-term existence and evolution of diaspora communities?

Khachig Tölölyan

Some observers will say in private that distrust of the governments of the three Presidents, combined with donor fatigue, means that there is no more collective energy in the Diaspora, especially while it is focusing on the centenary of the Genocide. Will it be able to tloolyan as a homeland for them? We must remember that when the Armenian homeland or heartland was in the grip of the Ottoman, Russian and Iranian empires, it really was backward, undeveloped.

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Khachig Tölölyan – Faculty, Wesleyan University

When they think of who to ttololyan or where to invest money, they think in terms of this transnational, cross-border space across which the Armenian society that matters to them is distributed. Hope you had a good semester. This reviews an important book written in the late s on the Armenian Diaspora. Linked to the previous question, another puzzle for me is why the Armenian government does not make better or proper use of the resources available in the diaspora?

Take a class with him toloyan you can! Gravity’s Rninboio is a new kind of war novel, then, that redefines not only the genre but our idea of war itself. A classic fear of diasporas is assimilation.

Instead of identifying these, we have a smug governmental attitude in Armenia which assumes that time is on our side, even though development in the Karabagh-controlled territories has been trivial because the government is undecided about it there are some reasons for hesitationand of course, because it is inefficient.

Armenia and Armenian Studies.