Even though a collectivist and masculine culture is predominant in Armenia, it’s often challenged by smaller segments of the society that are proponents of individualistic values and/or advocate gender equality.
Karén Karslyan (b. 1979) is a poet, novelist, visual artist, and a translator. He is the chairman of the Peace Committee of PEN Armenia. He earned his PhD in English from the Yerevan State Linguistic University. Born in Armenia, he now lives in the U.S. He is the author of The Regime Is In Panic, a play (Actual Art, 2019, staged by Tech Degh), Aterazma, a typographic film-novel (Inknagir, 2016), Doomed to Spell, a poetry collection (Inknagir, 2010), X Frames/Sec (Bnagir, 2003). He received Young Artists Award in 2004 for the manuscript of Password, a novel, and was recognized the writer of the year 2003 by Armenia’s Public TV. More at karenkarslyan.com
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