Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., Harvard College. Television critic, The Nation
(1975–81). Member, National Book Critics Circle; National Advisory Panel to George Polk Awards Committee (1979–90); National Screening Committee, U.S. Graduate Student Fulbright Program (2008–09); Anahit Literary Prize Awards Committee; editorial board, Ararat
magazine; board of directors, Armenian Center, Columbia University (1990–2001); Signet Society; Clemente Course in Humanities Advisory Board. Recipient, Bardian Award (2000). Author of Miri, The Best and Worst of Times, The Gate,
and At the French Embassy in Sofia.
Frequent contributor of fiction, reviews, and articles to various periodicals and collections. At Bard: 1965ï¿½2010.