Dr. Peroomian To Sign Her Latest Book In Glendale

Dr. Rubina Peroomian

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

GLENDALE-A book signing event with Dr. Rubina Peroomian the author of
The Armenian Genocide in Literature: Perceptions of Those who lived
Through the Years of Calamity, on Thursday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street. The
lecture is in English. Admission is free and the seating is limited.

Library visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across the street at
The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk.

Dr. Peroomian holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
from UCLA. She has taught Armenian studies courses, lectured widely,
participated in international symposia, and contributed chapters to
scholarly volumes. Her earlier publications include Literary Responses
to Catastrophe, A Comparison of the Armenian and the Jewish Experience
(1993), Hayastane HoHeDa-Bolshevik Haraberutiunneri Volortum, 1917-1921
(1997), And Those who Continued Living in Turkey after 1915 (2008),
and a series of high school textbooks on the Armenian Question (Hay
Tahd), as well as an online guidebook for teaching the Armenian
Genocide to Armenian students grades 1-9.

The Armenian Genocide in Literature: Perceptions of Those who lived
Through the Years of Calamity, published in 2012 by the Armenian
Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, addresses the responses of the
first generation survivor-writers reflecting the depth of the initial
psychological shock and the soul-consuming struggle in dispersion; the
responses of the orphan generation in their complexity and diversity
and departure from the literary traditions of the past; and memoirs,
personal stories of aging survivors. The book reveals the inner psyche
of the survivors of a colossal collective catastrophe symptomized
by withdrawal, isolation, anger, protest, wistful yearnings, and
the collapse of moral and social order. The denial of the crime and
distortion of history by the perpetrators add to the dilemma and
hinders the process of healing to begin.

Gia Aivazian, Friends of UCLA Language and Culture Studies board
member and a longtime friend of Dr. Peroomian, will speak about her
friend and her scholarship and Professor Peter Cowe, holder of the
UCLA Narekatsi Chair for Armenian Studies, will present the new book
and invite Dr. Peroomian for her remarks.

The program is sponsored by The UCLA Narekatsi Chair in Armenian
Studies in cooperation with Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and
Culture Studies & Abril Bookstore.

From: Baghdasarian

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