Dr. El Hajj’s Publication Most Cited in Life Writing

By Raissa Batakji

A collective memoir by Assistant Professor of Creative and Journalistic Writing Sleiman El Hajj, Writing (from) the Rubble: Reflections on the August 4, 2020 Explosion in Beirut, became the most cited article published in Life WritingThe memoir has now been read over 2,700 times, and its emphasis on multivalent modes of illness informs Dr. El Hajj’s ongoing book project Illness Writing in Lebanon: Converging Pathologies and Lived Narratives Since August 4, 2020. Dr. El Hajj has also been involved in the Write to Remember project aimed at helping youth come to terms with the trauma.