The Theme of Genocide in Armenian Literature

  • Barlow Der Mugrdechian
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)


The Genocide of 1915 marked an important juncture in the history of Armenian literature.2 Prior to the massacres reading matter was primarily written in the Armenian language, but with the dispersal and exile of the population after 1915 there was a shift in emphasis to diasporan literature.3 With the settlement of a large number of Armenians in the United States, the English language also became a vehicle for expression and it was only a matter of time before the Genocide became a primary theme in Armenian-American writing.


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  • Barlow Der Mugrdechian
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  1. 1.California State UniversityFresnoUSA

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