Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie orientale Echoes of the Armenian Genocide in Literature and Cinema

Sona Haroutyunian
The aim of the paper is to analyze the different effects that each medium (literature-cinema) may have on the experience of its readers and audience-what that medium is trying to cultivate, the limitations of each and how all of them in different ways bring greater attention to the historical phenomenon of the Armenian Genocide. With a focus on the renowned Italian-Armenian novelist Antonia Arslan's Genocide narrative Skylark Farm the paper will first discuss the literary genre as an instrument
more » ... re as an instrument that brings greater attention to the historical memory and then will focus on the theme of the Armenian Genocide in cinema and will deal with the dramatized version of the Skylark Farm by the Italian directors, the Taviani brothers. Summary 1. Introduction.-2. Skylark Farm: the Intergenerational Transmission of Memory.-3. The Lark Farm: the Limitations, the Strengths, the Skopos.-4. Concluding Remarks.