Sylva received her BA in Comparative Literature and European Languages from the American University of Beirut, in Lebanon, her MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin, where she also did Post-graduate work in English Literature. She has been on the faculty of NEC since 1989 in the Department of English, Comparative Literature and Creative Writing. She teaches such courses as Mythology, The Epic, Existential Literature, Modernism, Post-Modernism, and Modes of Literary Criticism. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Entelechy International/A Journal of Contemporary Ideas. She is also a poet and a writer. Her work has appeared in several literary magazines, and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a member of the New Hampshire Writers Project.
Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad has been the Editor-in-Chief of Entelechy International – A Journal of Contemporary Ideas since its founding in 2002. She has translated much of the work of her late father, renowned Armenian poet, writer, and essayist, Edward (Yetvart) Boyadjian, and was the keynote speaker at the 2005 conference in Armenia that was devoted to his work. While there, she was invited to participate in the ceremony commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Poems from her latest series, Dryland Dreams, have been published in Facets, The Henniker Review, and Entelechy International. The February 2006 edition of Facets featured two of her poems: Love Song in the Wrong Frequency, and Oriental Bath. Sylva participated in the 2007 New Hampshire Writers Project 14th Annual Writers’ Day Conference and she and Professor Kevin Harvey gave a reading at the New England College Art Gallery last winter. In 2007 she was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart prize.
- BA in Comparative Literature and European Languages, American University of Beirut, in Lebanon
- MA in Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin