Digital Writing & Pedagogy Coordinator
Leila (lee-EYE-la) Walker received her PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2015. She focuses on British Romantic literature, and she is particularly interested in the development of the term “ephemera”: from a short-lived insect often used in allegories about the limits of human understanding, to a figure for the fragility of textual and material culture. These scholarly interests in the intersection of literature, materiality, and ephemerality also inform her work in libraries and the digital humanities. Her publications include “Beyond Academic Twitter: Social Media and the Evolution of Scholarly Publication” (Hybrid Pedagogy, July 2016), “Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Ekphrasis of Hair” (European Romantic Review, April 2013), “The Child of the City and the ‘Palimpsest’ at Sea: De Quincey’s Chronological Constraints” (Literature Compass, October 2012), and “Ghosts in the House: Margaret Oliphant’s Uncanny Response to Feminist Success” (in Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel, ed. Tamara Wagner, Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2009).