“Collateral Damage: Women Write About War”

Readings and Panel discussion on the newly released book “Collateral Damage: Women Write About War”

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021

"Collateral Damage" Edited by Bárbara Mujica, with contributions by FAU Ph.D. Program alumna Trudy Mercadal and Elizabeth Cruz Petersen, and current candidate Carmen Duarte

Wednesday, April 14, 

Guest Panelists 

  • Marjorie Agosín, Ph.D., Wellesley College
  • Elizabeth Cruz Petersen, Ph.D., Independent Scholar
  • Carmen Duarte, Florida Atlantic University
  • Trudy Mercadal, Ph.D., Independent Scholar
  • Bárbara Mujica, Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • Domnica Radulescu, Ph.D., Washington and Lee University

Collateral Damage
tells the stories of those who struggle on the margins of armed conflict or who attempt to rebuild their lives after a war. Bringing together the writings of female authors from across the world, this collection animates the wartime experiences of women as military mothers, combatants, supporters, war resisters, and victims. Their stories stretch from Rwanda to El Salvador, Romania to Sri Lanka, Chile to Iraq. Spanning fiction, poetry, drama, essay, memoir, and reportage, the selections are contextualized by brief author commentaries.

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For more information, email Eric Berlatsky: eberlats@fau.edu