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|When Frozen Conflicts Heat Up: Russia's Geopolitical Motivations in Armenia and Ukraine
|Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 03:30pm - 05:00pm
The Program in Russian and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for European Studies present
When Frozen Conflicts Heat Up: Russia's Geopolitical Motivations in Armenia and Ukraine
Dr. Arpi Movsesian
Zoom Registration link: https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pdOCgrjIiHtye4uCFdX9QLUsI946yuMn2
How can we comprehend the ways in which facts are constructed and construed at a time when short-format social media platforms gloss over complicated situations like that in the South Caucasus or accept ready-made narratives for news like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? This talk will examine Russia’s imperialist aims in post-Soviet countries and states, including Armenia, Ukraine, and Nagorno-Karabakh, while likewise examining media responses to the wars in these regions, including the role of state and independent media in narrativizing geopolitical conflicts and establishing (un)official “truths.” It will also address the dangers of bothsidesism, and the political models that underlie it.
Dr. Arpi Movsesian is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University. She has book and article publications on Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, and Armenian literature that focus on the intersections of literature, politics, and philosophy. Her most recent book manuscript is entitled Bloodied Ballads, Living Empires: Transculturality in Armenian Lyrical Verse (forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield).
Research for this talk was made possible by a generous grant from the USC Institute of Armenian Studies.
|AB 4052 (Comp Lit Seminar Room) and online