Armenians in the ottoman empire and turkish republic, lerna ekmekcioglu's syllabusdocx books to be purchased zabel yessayan, in the ruins: the 1909 massacres of. Armenian ancestor: zabel yessayan narrator judy saryan discusses the life and work of the novelist, intellectual and activist, zabel yassayan: a woman who didn't call herself a feminist but now personifies feminist ideals and is a. February 17, 2007: sona zeitlian interview for horizon tv channel, conducted by armenian relief society (ars) representative sona madarianrecording of three programs for horizon tv channel on the lives of three prominent armenian women of the last century: sassountsi anna mayrig, zabel yessayan and dirouhi missakian.
Zabel yessayan was one of the most important female figures of this generation, publishing articles on subjects including educational reform, art and aesthetics, and the question of women in this podcast, jennifer manoukian discusses her new translation of yessayan's memoir, the gardens of silihdar, and explores questions of women, gender, and. Étienne balibar translated by g m goshgarian in violence and civility, étienne balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide, as well as mass poverty and dispossession. Article by judith saryan not long ago in stepanakert, i wore a t-shirt with an image of zabel yessayan on it a young woman approached my colleague and asked timidly: who is zabel. Women of 1915 june 5, 2014 0 such as zabel yessayan, who was blacklisted by the ottoman authorities, miraculously spared from execution, only to find herself at.
Zabel yesayan was born on the night of february 4, 1878 as zabel hovhannessian, daughter of mkrtich hovhannessian in the silahdar neighborhood of scutari, during the height of the russo-turkish war the house she was born into was a reddish, two-story wooden structure [2. The first english translation of armenian author zabel yessayan's work, in the ruins, written more than a century ago, and like water from a stone, a new novel-in-verse for young adults about the armenian genocide. In 1909, following the turkish massacre of 30,000 armenians in adana, turkey, armenian writer and activist zabel yessayan journeyed to the region to provide relief to survivors she wrote her monumental account in the ruins as a powerful testimony of this devastating event, considered a prelude to. Manoukian's paper was a critique of her translation of zabel yessayan's the gardens of silihdar, which was written in western armenian and set in the 19th century.
Manoukian's paper was a critique of her translation of zabel yessayan's the gardens of silihdar, which was written in western armenian and set in the 19th century constantinople. Merrimack repertory theatre, in partnership with the armenian international women's association, the national association for armenian studies and research, and the armenian museum of america, is pleased to announce judith saryan's commission of a new play about the life of zabel yessayan. In the ruins, author zabel yessayan's widely acclaimed first-hand account of the aftermath of the 1909 turkish massacre of armenians in adana. The title page from the first edition of the gardens of silihdar, published in 1935 in yerevan, by the state publishing house (photo: naasr) not long ago in stepanakert, i wore a t-shirt with an.
At her father's knee, she learned to be an advocate for women's rights and human rights, and as a writer she gave an eye-witness account of mass murder and genocide her name is zabel yessayan. Translating the colloquial armenian of late nineteenth century constantinople in zabel yessayan's gardens of silihdar duygu dalyanoğlu , istanbul şehir university translation as performance: zabel yessayan's gardens of silihdar on stage. In the ruins: this unsparing, unflinching, and darkly poetic account of the 1909 massacre of 30,000 armenians in adana, turkey, makes joseph conrad's heart of darkness seem like leisure reading that's because zabel yessayan, one of the most important.
From her earliest years until her tragic death, zabel yessayan championed social justice and women's rights even as a young woman, she fought against the injustices she saw at school, refused to accept the restrictions placed on girls in her community, a. The pioneering work of zabel yessayan, an armenian author born in ottoman istanbul in 1878, was almost entirely forgotten after her death in the soviet union in the 1940s even in armenia itself yessayan remains little known today, though new translations of her work have recently been appearing in. Siamanto's bloody news vahan tekeyan, zabel yessayan, and krikor zhorab, to name a few—siamanto absorbed european traditions into armenian traditions.
One demonstrator, ayse gunaysu, made a documentary about zabel yessayan, the only female intellectual targeted in the april 24, 1915 sweep of leading armenians. Recognized are co-winners jennifer manoukian for her paper translating the colloquial armenian of late-nineteenth century constantinople in zabel yessayan's the gardens of silihdar, and piruza hayrapetyan for her paper the armenian ganj-hymn - an originally armenian or a borrowed genre: reshaping the debate. She spearheaded the project to translate the works of zabel yessayan, ottoman armenian author and political activist, into english her goal is to resurrect the legacy of zabel yessayan, who deserves a prominent place in the high school and university curriculums. In the spring of 1909, zabel yessayan journeyed from istanbul to adana, after the massacre of up to 30,000 armenians around the mediterranean city she was part of a group sent by the armenian patriarchate, assigned to survey conditions after the killings and provide assistance to orphans and.