Wed, Nov 01|
Iconoclast Domnica Rădulescu at Feraru Conferences Online
A conversation about making it big in America as a woman and an immigrant
Time & Location
Nov 01, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
About The Event
The next episode of the Feraru Conferences, our oldest online program, exploring relevant topics on both side of the Atlantic, puts front and center writer, playwright and academic Domnica Rădulescu, one of the most original and prolific Romanian-American authors, in a conversation about making it big in America as a woman and an immigrant, about the ambivalent relation with literary fame, and about theater as a catalyst of change and as an arena for debating inconvenient truths.
DOMNICA RĂDULESCU is a Romanian born American writer and Distinguished Service Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Washington and Lee University. She is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, Train to Trieste (Knopf, 2008 & 2009), Black Sea Twilight (Transworld, 2011 & 2012) and Country of Red Azaleas (Hachette, 2016), and of award-winning plays. Train to Trieste has been published in thirteen languages and is the winner of the 2009 Library of Virginia Fiction Award. Domnica Rădulescu also published fourteen non-fiction books, edited and co-edited collections on topics ranging from the tragic heroine in Western literature to feminist comedy, to studies of exile literature and three collections of original plays. Her play "The Town with Very Nice People" was a runner up for the 2013 Jane Chambers Playwriting Award and the production of her play "Exile is my Home" in 2016 at The Theater for the New City was nominated for the New York Innovative Theater Award and received the HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast. She is the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Council of Higher Education for Virginia and has been twice a Fulbright scholar. Her recent memoir Dream in a Suitcase (Austin Macauley 2022) received a Honorable Mention from The New York Book Festival. She is the founding director of the National Symposium of Theater in Academe.