FRESNO–The California State University, Fresno Armenian Studies Program and William Saroyan Society present “William Saroyan at 100,” a symposium dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the author.
The symposium will take place at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 5, 2008 in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus.
Dr. Dickran Kouymjian, Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies and Barlow Der Mugrdechian are organizing the event.
Participating in the symposium will be five scholars:
Debashis Bandyopadhyay (Presidency College, Kolkata, India), “Identity in Abject Space: Conceptualizing Normalcy in the Works of William Saroyan and Ruskin Bond”; Micah Jendian (San Diego State University), “William Saroyan’s Enduring Vision”; Harry Keyishian (Fairleigh Dickinson University), “William Saroyan, Icon: Samson Raphaelson’s Jason and Saroyan’s Cultural Significance, 1942” ; Michael Kovacs (Gavilan College), “Saroyan One Hundred Years Later: Let’s Nibble at Some Sweet Saroyan”; and H. Aram Veeser (The City College of New York) “Saroyan’s %u218Late Style.’”
The symposium is free and open to the public. Relaxed parking is available in Lost J and A, the day of the symposium.
For more information please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559-278-2669.