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ARMENIAN 272 — Intermediate Western Armenian, II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Bardakjian,Kevork B; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ARMENIAN 273/AAPTIS 273

This course concentrates on reading Armenian texts with commentaries on grammatical and stylistic points, and an equal emphasis on conversation and frequent written work. Grade is based on performance, attendance, and a final examination. The reading material consists of literature appended to Bardakjian's and Thomson's A Textbook of Modern Western Armenian and a course pack.

Advisory Prerequisite: AAPTIS/ARMENIAN 271 or equivalent

ARMENIAN 416 — An Introduction to Modern Armenian Literature
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Bardakjian,Kevork B; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: ULWR
Other: WorldLit

In the period under discussion (16th-20th Centuries), Armenian literature flourished mostly in the Armenian dispersion. Alongside traditional literature in Classical Armenian, there had long emerged a new, secular literary trend, expressed in Middle Armenian. Responding to a growing national awareness, Armenian writers in the 19th century revised some of the principal elements of Armenian identity and placed a greater emphasis on its political aspects. Such trends and many innovative ones continued into the 20th century, but the Genocide of 1915 brought Western Armenian literature to an abrupt end. This tradition survived in the post-Genocide dispersion, at the same time as a new literature began to emerge in Soviet Armenia. This course will focus on a wide range of issues that reshaped Armenian letters in the modern period: from recovered and fresh ideas, renewed awareness and genres throughout the 16th-18th centuries, to the clash, in subsequent centuries, of old and new values; identity, legitimacy and continuity; nationalism, nationhood, and literary reactions to violence; and cultural, aesthetic and social concerns, all against a historical background.

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