Myrna Douzjian, Lecturer in Armenian

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Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, UCLA

Teaching: Armenian language; 20th-century Armenian literature; modern Armenian drama and Europe; Armenian film and culture; reading advanced Armenian

Research Interests: post-Soviet Armenian and Russian literatures; theory and pedagogy of world literature; translation studies; cultural politics; interart aesthetics

Current project: A study of the interrelations between storytelling forms, including drama, art, prose, and film, in contemporary Armenia and Russia.

Publications

Articles:
“Armenianness Reimagined in Atom Egoyan’s Ararat.” Reflections of Armenian Identity in
History and Historiography. Eds. Houri Berberian and Touraj Daryaee. Irvine, CA: UCI
Jordan Center for Persian Studies, 2018.

“Contemporary Armenian Drama and World Literature.” An Armenian Mediterranean:
Words and Worlds in Motion. Eds. Kathryn Babayan and Michael Pifer. Cham,
Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

“Literary Production in Twentieth-Century Armenia: From Stifling State Control to the
Uncertainties of Independence.” Armenian Philology in the Modern Era: From
Manuscript to Digital Text. Handbook of Oriental Studies. Ed. Valentina Calzolari in
collaboration with Michael E. Stone. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2014.

Translation:
Props by Aghasi Ayvazyan. Contemporary Armenian Drama: Voices of Change. Ed. Herand
Markarian. Yerevan, Armenia: Writers Union of Armenia, 2006.