Professor Khachig Tololyan: “Is It a World? Is It a Globe? No, It’s an Empire”

Another Monday-afternoon Russell House lecture, from Kathleen Coe Roberts of the Center for the Humanities:

Ever since scholars started thinking of Planet Earth as a “world” subject to globalizing processes, they have been struggling to find ways of representing the new globalization in a way that enables disciplinary discourses to work productively with the concept. In his lecture, Professor Khachig Tololyan asks, is it best to think of the global space as one in which sovereign states and national cultures circulate and interact? Are there ways in which this vision can accommodate the diasporic, the transnational, the NGOs and supranational acronyms (EU, UN) and the global cultural flows of old and new cultural forms? (World literature, world cinema, media art etc.). His talk proceeds to explore the conceptual mess created by globalization discourses in the hope of attaining a bit of clarity.

  • Date: Tomorrow, November 29
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Place: Russell House