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Gender and Sexuality in Armenian Studies

Eighth Annual International Graduate Student Workshop

April 21-22, 2017 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Program

Friday, April 21

10:15 AM Opening remarks

Kathryn Babayan, University of Michigan

Jeremy Johnson, University of Michigan

10:30 AM Sexuality and Subculture

Chair: Jeremy Johnson, University of Michigan

Discussant: Scott Spector, University of Michigan

Rosie Vartyter Aroush, University of California, Los Angeles Being LGBQ and Armenian: Struggles & Strategies with Identity Negotiation and Community Experiences

Vazken Davidian, Birkbeck, University of London Sex and the City: The Bantoukhd from Ottoman Armenia in Late Nineteenth Century Constantinople

Marine Ghazaryan, Yerevan State University Social Psychology of Gender in Hagop Oshagan's Short Stories

12:30 – 2:00 PM Break

2:00 PM History of Emotions

Chair: Dzovinar Derderian, University of Michigan

Discussant: Helmut Puff, University of Michigan

Carla Kekejian, University of California, Los Angeles Harsneren: Language of the Armenian Bride

Meltem Şafak, University of Georgia The New Ideal and Male Hysteria in the Ottoman Empire

Tamar Shirinian, Millsaps College A Room of One's Own: Feminism and the Constraints of the Nation- Family in Post-Soviet Armenia

4:00 – 4:30 PM Break

4:30 PM Open Discussion

Moderator: Kathryn Babayan, University of Michigan

Saturday, April 22

10:30 AM Performativity/Orality

Chair: Jean Hardy, University of Michigan

Discussant: Tara Ward, University of Michigan

Alyssa Mathias, University of California, Los Angeles What does a Folk Song Mean to a Woman? Conflicting Perspective in Theory and in Practice

Nazli Beyleryan, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales The Memorial Issue of “Armenians in Turkey” Compelling to Forget in the Post-Genocide Period: Speeches of the Armenian Women in Post Genocide

12:30 – 1:30 PM Break

1:30 PM Soviet Moralities

Chair: Scott De Orio, University of Michigan

Discussant: Irina Aristarkhova, University of Michigan

Veronika Zablotsky, University of California, Santa Cruz Soviet Vitalism, Women’s Emancipation, and the Fight Against ‘Living Remnants’ in Early Soviet Armenia, 1921–1930

Lilit Manukyan, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Deconstructing a “Proper” Woman’s Image through Clothing in Late-Soviet Armenia: From Daily Practices to Official Discourse

3:00 – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 PM Concluding Remarks & Discussion

Kathryn Babayan, University of Michigan

Jeremy Johnson, University of Michigan