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Domnica Radulescu to Give Lecture and Dramatic Reading on her New Book at Leyburn Library’s Author Talk Series

— by on November 5th, 2015

Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, will be talking about her new book, “Theater of War and Exile: Twelve Playwrights, Directors and Performers from Eastern Europe and Israel” (2015) on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Book Nook. Her talk will be part lecture, part dramatic reading.

This event is part of the University Library’s Author Talk Series, and the talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Radulescu has been a member of the W&L faulty since 1992, and was promoted to full professor of French and Italian in 2003. She earned a B.A. in English from Loyola University of Chicago, a M.A. in comparative literature and a Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures from the University of Chicago after coming to the United States from Romania in 1983 as a political refugee.

Radulescu has authored or edited scholarly books including “The Theater of Teaching and the Lessons of Theater” (2005); many essays on European literature and cultures; and novels including “Black Sea Twilight” (2010);  and “Train to Trieste” (2008). “Train to Trieste” has been translated into several different languages and was honored with the 2009 Library of Virginia Fiction Award. She has written two plays, both of which were honored with the Jane Chambers Playwright award.

The founding director of the National Symposium of Theater in Academe, Radulescu was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the highest honor for faculty at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities.