Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage: Women Write About War

The first collection to embrace so wide a range of contemporary authors from such diverse backgrounds, Collateral Damage seeks to validate and shine a light on the experiences of women by revealing the consequences of war endured by millions whose voices are rarely heard.

From Homer to Tim O’Brien, war literature remains largely the domain of male writers, and traditional narratives imply that the burdens of war are carried by men. But women and children disproportionately suffer the consequences of conflict: famine, disease, sexual abuse, and emotional trauma caused by loss of loved ones, property, and means of subsistence.

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.

November 12, 2021 in the Copley Formal Lounge from 3:30-4:30 with a reception to follow.

A panel discussion feature the editor, Dr. Barbara Mujica and her colleagues:

  • Majorie Agosìn, Wellesley College
  • Christine Evants, Georgetown University
  • Aminatta Forna, Georgetown University
  • Dominica Radulescu, Washington and Lee University
  • Florinda Ruiz, Washington and Lee University
  • Michèle Sarde, Georgetown University

Directions and Parking Guidance

Rideshare, Capital Bikeshare, Walking Guidance

If you are arriving via rideshare, or other means – please use either “Georgetown University” or 3700 O St. NW to arrive at our front Gates and 37th and O (beginning of dotted line in the top right of image). Also, for those arriving via Capital Bikeshare, there is a station at the entrance of the university at 37th and O.

Once you enter through the front gates, you can follow the diagonal pathway to Red Square. From there, you will see an entrance on the northside of the building.

Visitor Parking

Campus visitors can enter the garage from Canal Road and pull a ticket from the gate dispenser to enter the garage. Upon exiting, visitors can pay by credit card at the exit gate or bring the ticket to the Pay Station on the ground floor lobby of Kennedy Hall to pay with cash or credit card.

For those driving – please use the address 3611 Canal Road NW as the address when mapping directions using GPS.