Urban Memory: Vernacular Yerevan in the Context of Soviet Literature - a Research in the Frames of Cultural Memory Project in Cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftungi

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”.

In the frames of the project, this video presents the research “Urban Memory: Vernacular Yerevan in the Context of Soviet LItearture” which was carried out by Tigran Amiryan, a professor of Contemporary World Literature, semiologist, literary critic, and journalist-culturologist, Sona Kalantaryan.

The research analyzes the image of urban space in literary works, referring to vernacular districts in particular. Not only the literary works related to Yerevan, but also texts about other cities of Armenia were examined. The contrasts between the “democratic city” and the city conforming to the architectural norms dictated from outside, were emphasized.

The complete research can be found on the websites of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the ARI Literature Foundation.