Literary Resistance and Intellectual Freedom in 60s and 70s, a Research in the Frames of Cultural Memory Project in Cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and ARI Literature Foundation are jointly implementing a research project titled “Cultural Memory: Soviet Past and its Reflection in Armenian Literature”.
 The first research “Literary resistance and intellectual freedom in the Soviet-Armenian literature of the 1960s-70s”, which was carried out by Cultural Critic Hrach Bayadyan and Media and Communication Specialist Mariam Karapetyan in the frames of the project is finalized and will soon be published on the websites of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and ARI Literature Foundation. Below you can watch a short film
which summarizes the research.
The research analyzes the main trends and genres of Soviet-Russian literature in the 1960s-70s, as well as the history and decay of Socialist realism as a creative method prevailing in the Soviet Union, the influence of Russian literature on Soviet-Armenian literature, and the differences in the expression of resistance in Soviet-Russian and Soviet-Armenian literature.