Author Archives: Taline Voskeritchian

About Taline Voskeritchian

Writing teacher at Boston University; translator (from Arabic and Armenian); prose writer; occasional editor; incurable wanderer.

Arpi Dadoyan: A Tribute

Arpi Dadoyan has died.In the unwritten annals of the culture of the Armenian diaspora, Arpi holds a place which is as unique as it is legendary. No one who has been fortunate to have seen her in Varoujan Khedeshian’s 1971 … Continue reading

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Oh, Jerusalem, in the snow…

To get to Jerusalem from Amman, you would have to get to the Jordanian security checkpoint at King Husseyn (Allenby) Bridge, cross the bridge itself (a mere few minutes of a bus ride the last time I did it!), pass … Continue reading

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Glenda Jackson–then and now.

Glenda Jackson: I watched her again this weekend, this time as the very old, mentally and physically depleted Maud in the Masterpiece Theatre production of “Elizabeth is Missing.” Her voice and her face filled the screen again– that combination of … Continue reading

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Coda: after the defeat

Coda: After the defeat Over more than a quarter century, all those politicians, armchair analysts, academics, party hacks, activists, and celebrities who spoke only when the truth was self-evident and did not need the courage of one’s convictions are now … Continue reading

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Pashinyan’s “Hardtalk” Stumble: Back to the Drawing Board

None of this, though, is meant to suggest that Pashinyan or his foreign minister was a victim of anti-Armenian bias, or that “Hard Talk” is in the pocket of the Azerbaijanis. The program approaches all its guests with a Thatcher-like … Continue reading

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The fractured center of “Da 5 Bloods”

Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” is film about a neglected subject–the experiences of African Americans in the Viet Nam war. And as such it is a corrective and timely. Beyond that, the film has a beautiful surface which spans the … Continue reading

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HR 296 and the Politicization of the Armenian Genocide: Assumptions, Questions, Pitfalls Asbed Kotchikian and I wrote this op-ed on HR296. It is posted on Hetq, November 18. By Asbed Kotchikian and Taline Voskeritchian The passage of Resolution 296 by … Continue reading

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“Empire, Nation, Diaspora: Recovering the Voices of Vahé and Hagop Oshagan” at the MLA International Symposium, Lisbon, July 23-25.

Lisbon was recently the site of two important events related to the literature of the Armenian diaspora. The first was a panel that convened at the International Symposium of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the major professional association for scholars … Continue reading

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Anahide Ter Minassian:by way of a tribute

Anahid Ter Minassian (1929-2019): By way of a tribute Some deaths are trascendant; they point to something larger beyond the individual life. The death of Anahide Ter Minassian–in whom the historian, the person of action, and the tender nurturer cohabited … Continue reading

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On Armenia-diaspora relations

~Here is the article I wrote for “Hetq” on the recent visit of the new diaspora minister, Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, to Boston.  ~ Bridging the Divide: Diaspora Minister Hayrapetyan Promises Restart, but Core Issues Remain   10:12, August 8, 2018 By … Continue reading

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