WESTERN ARMENIAN LITERATURE AT THE END OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Dr Laurent Mignon & Dr Victoria Rowe
Sunday, 9 May 2010, at 7:00 pm
N Gulbenkian Hall,
(Tube: High Street Kensington)
Admission: £3; Free for Friends of Armenian Institute
Lost in Transliteration: The Armeno–Turkish novel and Turkish Literary Historiography
Dr Mignon will talk about the role of the Armeno–Turkish novel in the development of modern Turkish literature and discuss its place in official Turkish literary historiography.
Women Writing the Ottoman Armenian Experience 100 Years Ago
Dr Rowe will explore cosmopolitanism, connection and constitutionalism in Ottoman Armenian life 100 years ago in contemporaneous novels, plays, short stories and memoirs by authors such as Srpouhi Dussap, Marie Beylerian, Zabel Yesayan, Inga Nalbandian and Berjouhi Barseghian. Literary texts by these women offer unique insights into the private lives and struggles of Ottoman Armenian women and men at a time of explosive cultural and political tumult.
Wine and snacks to follow the lectures.
Dr Laurent Mignon is Departmental Lecturer in Turkish at the
Dr Victoria Rowe specializes in Armenian literary history and women’s writing. She is the author of A History of Armenian Women’s Writing, 1880–1922 and has translated into English short stories, poems and plays by Inga Nalbandian, Shushanik Kurghinian and Aleksandr Shirvanzadé.
MY DEAR BROTHER: ARMENIAN LIFE IN
Project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
The Armenian Institute is grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting this and other forthcoming events under the project: My Dear Brother: Armenian Life in Turkey 100 Years Ago.
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