English PhD student Leila Easa Coauthors New Book
English PhD student Leila Easa is proud to announce the release of her coauthored book with Dr. Jennifer Stager, Public Feminism in Times of Crisis: From Sappho's Fragments to Viral Hashtags, a book of essays in classical receptions and feminist criticism developed in connection to ongoing political and epidemiological crises and the significant intersectional feminist response to this moment. The book examines the public practice of feminism in the age of social media and analyzes the deep histories threaded through this new(er) enactment. Six chapters explore the Venus tradition and the archive; feminist biography and #MeToo as map; feminist translation; the collective lyric I and citational justice; virality and new materialism; and decentralized monuments and memorializing. The book’s methodology weaves together traditional academic research and public-facing media, practicing the very tools that it analyzes.