Armenian Publication Series

Armenian Series established at The Press at Fresno State

The Armenian Series was established at The Press at Fresno State through the Armenian Studies Program. Funding for the Armenian Series was established by the M. Victoria Karagozian Kazan and Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Endowment.

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Dickran Kouymjian was editor of the series from 1986 until his retirement in 2008.
Barlow Der Mugrdechian is the current editor of the Armenian Series.

Seven titles have been published through the Armenian Series.
All titles are available for purchase through Amazon.

December 2018-No. 7 in the Armenian Series
"Western Armenian in the 21st Century:
Challenges and New Approaches"
Available through Amazon
This volume brings together experts in the field of Western Armenian who focus on theoretical questions as well as practical suggestions in dealing with outdated pedagogical approaches. The volume presents the latest research in the field of language acquisition, which benefits from theoretical and practical approaches in the field of teaching minority languages in a diasporic situation. 

"Fifty Years of Armenian Literature in France"
by Krikor Beledian (2016)
Translated by Christopher Atamian
This important work is a survey of Armenian literature produced in France from 1922-1952. Beledian analyzes the major literary trends and artists of the period.

Vahan Tekeyan: Selected Poems (2014)
(Վահան Թէքէեան: Հատընտիր քերթուածներ)


An anthology of the works of poet Vahan Tekeyan, with facing Armenian original with the English translation by Gerald Papasian and John Papasian and with a foreword by Barlow Der Mugrdechian. Edited by Edmond Azadian and Gerald Papasian.

David of Sassoun: Critical Studies on the Armenian Epic(2013), eds. Dickran Kouymjian and Barlow Der Mugrdechian

 David of Sassoun

David of Sassoun: Critical Studies on the Armenian Epic (The Press at California State University, Fresno, 2013), 228 pages, a collection of essays by the world’s foremost scholars on the great oral epic of Armenia, edited by Dickran Kouymjian and Barlow Der Mugrdechian. David of Sassoun is the fourth title in the Armenian Series established through The Press at California State University, Fresno.
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Diana Der-Hovanessian,
Armenian Poetry of Our Time (2011)

 Armenian Poetry of Our Time

In 1978 Diana Der-Hovanessian produced the landmark book, Anthology of Armenian Poetry, translating Armenian poetry into English, and making that poetry accessible to the broader reading world. The book has been out of print for several years, but the present volume, Armenian Poetry of Our Time, is Diana Der-Hovanessian’s latest contribution to the world of Armenian poetry.
Armenian Poetry of Our Time presents works of more than 100 Armenian poets, both well-known and lesser-known, from the nineteenth century until today. Readers will enjoy the variety of works and styles presented.

Pete Najarian, The Artist and His Mother

 The Artist and His Mother

The Artist and His Mother is a work of creative non-fiction in the form of a novel whose narrator, a painter and writer, composes not only a portrait of himself and his mother, Zaroohe, but a story of a century from when, as a child of ten, she survived the Armenian Genocide in 1915, to her death in America in 2006.

Young Saroyan: Follow and Other Writings
William B. Secrest Jr., editor; introduction and analysis by Dickran Kouymjian

Young Saroyan 

Collected here for the first time are some of the unjustly neglected gems of William Saroyan's early work–including Follow, a gripping autobiographical novella published for the first time in book form–along with letters and unpublished short stories from the author's archive at Stanford University.

Other Titles:
William Saroyan: An Armenian Trilogy, 1986
Dickran Kouymjian, editor

Armenian Trilogy

Warsaw Visitors, Tales from the Vienna Streets:
The Last Two Plays of William Saroyan, 1991
Dickran Kouymjian, editor

Warsaw Visitor