Literary Lights is a monthly reading series organized by the IALA, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center. The series features new works of literature by Armenian authors. Audience members are invited to read along with the series.
Dr. Elyse Semerdjian will discuss her book Remnants: Embodied Archives of the Armenian Genocidewherein tattooed and scar-bearing bodies reveal the larger history of gender and genocide. In this talk she will focus her discussion on contextualizing a single 1919 humanitarian portrait of a young woman named Mariam Azarian.