Aleksandra Zuzanna Leniarska
CESTA Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship Project:
Return to Realism? Comparing 19th- and 21st-Century Novel Forms
My research compares the socio-political circumstances that accompanied the rise of the Realist novel in the 19th century with the 21st-century neoliberalism that has coincided with a return to realist narratological strategies in Anglophone fiction. I will use digital tools for distant reading to identify similarities and differences between 19th-century Realism and 21st-century Neorealism with the aim of answering questions about the connections between different forms of capitalism and realism.