Armenian Review Resumes Publication

WATERTOWN–MA–The Armenian Review has ended its hiatus and begun anew with a Spring-Summer 2001 issue devoted to the Sassoun Massacres of 1894-1896.

"We have overcome recent publication difficulties–the office in Watertown has been reorganized–and our Web site is ready," said Armenian Review Editor Hayg Oshagan. "We are looking forward to rejoining our readers for a long time to come."

The Spring-Summer 2001 issue of the Armenian Review is guest-edited by Ronald Grigor Suny of the University of Chicago. The issue begins with an introduction by Suny and contains articles by Vahakn Dadrian–Maurizio Russo–Raymond Kevorkian–George Shirinian–and Rebecca Morris. The issue concludes with Marc Nichanian’s tribute to the late poet Vahe Oshagan–who died in June 2000.

"The Sassoun Massacres issue investigates the historical and social conditions which led to and help explain the Sassoun massacres," said Oshagan. Regarding the tribute to his father–Vahe Oshagan–editor Oshagan added–"Vahe Oshagan was one of only a handful of the great poets in [modern] Armenian letters–and he created and defined in his work modern Armenian poetry. And as a central figure on the editorial board for over 25 years–he graced the Review will his leadership and insight."

The Fall-Winter 2002 issue will be released soon–to be followed by the Spring-Summer 2002 issue–which will be devoted to the Armenian filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov.

The Paradjanov issue will be edited by James Steffen of Emory University and will contain an in-depth analysis of Paradjanov’s life and work–an original screenplay–a photographic essay–and an annotated bibliography.

"The Paradjanov issue promises to be an invaluable resource to anyone interested in Sergei Paradjanov and Armenian film," Oshagan noted.

As the Armenian Review starts anew–the publication will "begin this new period by building upon the strengths established over the past many years," Oshagan explained. "The Armenian Review will expand its strong multidisciplinary as well as interdisciplinary approaches to Armenian studies–broadening a wide purview that ranges from all periods of history to literature–the arts–language–culture–politics–and society."

"And the focus is not only the Armenian Diaspora and Armenia but also other nations and peoples whose study is relevant to Armenian studies and national life," Oshagan added. "What will remain unchanged is the scholarly excellence for which the Armenian Review is known."

The current Armenian Review editorial board consists of Board Chair Richard G. Hovannisian–University of California–Los Angeles; Levon Chorbajian–University of Massachuetts–Lowell; S. Peter Cowe–University of California–Los Angeles; Vahakn N. Dadrian–Conesus–NY; G.M. Goshgarian–University of Burgundy; Ara Khanjian–Ventura College; Dickran Kouymjian–California State University–Fresno; Marc Nichanian–Columbia University; Susan Pattie–University of London; Ronald Grigor Suny–University of Chicago; and Khachig Teoleolyan–Wesleyan University.

The Review staff consists of editor Hayg Oshagan–Wayne State University; managing director Dikran Kaligian–Boston College; publications assistant Hilda Darian; and Web page designer Elizabeth Fonseca.

Oshagan said that the revitalized Armenian Review would push for continued excellence in Armenian scholarship and build on its successful reputation–which has remained unparalleled since the Review’s inception in 1948.

"The important role and influence which the Armenian Review has had in Armenian affairs has been possible"because the journal has excelled as a scholarly publication and because it has remained at the forefront of developmen’s in the field," Oshagan noted.

The Armenian Review’s annual subscription rate is $30 for individuals and $60 for US institutions. To subscribe–send a check or money order to Armenian Review–Inc.–80 Bigelow Avenue–Watertown–MA 02472-2012–or call (617) 926-4037. The Web site address is


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