Marc Nichanian

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Marc Nichanian is a philosopher and literary critic. He taught in the Middle East Depart­ment of Columbia University in New York from 1996 to 2007 and at the Haigazian Uni­versity in Beirut in the academic year 2007-2008. He is the editor of KAM, a periodical publication in Armenian, of which 6 volumes have been published from 1980 to 2005. In English he authored Writers of Disaster (2002) and edited two other volumes (on the poet Charents and on Atom Egoyan’s Ararat). In French he recently published La Perversion historiographique (also forthcoming in English translation at the Columbia Univ. Press), and began a series on 20th century Armenian literature, under the general title of Entre l’art et le témoignage [Between Art and Testimony]. Two volumes in this series have already been published. The third one, Le Roman de la Catastrophe [Catastrophe and the novel] will appear in 2009.