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Domnica Radulescu to Read from Her New Novel “Black Sea Twilight”

— by on March 22nd, 2010

Domnica Radulescu, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, will discuss and read from her new novel, “Black Sea Twilight” (Doubleday, 2010), on Monday, March 29, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

The title of her talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Art, Memory, and the Creative Body/Mind.” A reception and book signing will follow in the lobby of Northen Auditorium.

“Black Sea Twilight” is a love story set in the 1980s Romania. For more information see www.amazon.co.uk.

Radulescu, chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at W&L, was born in Romania and came to the United States in 1983. She joined the faculty of Washington and Lee University in 1992.

She is the author of “Train to Trieste” (Knopf Publishing Group, 2008) for which she was awarded the Library of Virginia’s 2009 fiction prize, and “The Theater of Teaching and the Lessons of Theater” (Lexington Books, 2005). She also has written and edited books and scholarly articles on European literature and cultures, and is the founding director of the National Symposium of Theater in Academe.

Radulescu won her country’s National Prize for Short Story Writing when she was just 17 but fled the country soon after to escape the Communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu.

The lecture is sponsored by a Class of ’62 Fellowship.