Russian Formalism and the Digital Humanities

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"Russian Formalism and the Digital Humanities” places quantitative literary analysis within the broader spectrum of 20th century literary theory by comparing recent work in the Digital Humanities with Russian Formalism—long considered the foundational movement for modern literary theory. Individual papers consider the place of objectivity in literary theory, the categories of formal analysis, and explore points of contact between Russian Formalist theory and work in the Digital Humanities in poetics, narrative theory, and literary history.


Franco Moretti; Galin Tihanov; Igor Pil'shchikov; Peter Steiner; Ilya Kliger; Mark Algee-Hewitt; David Birnbaum and Elise Thorsen; Matthew Jockers; Jessica Merrill; Gabriella Safran; Glen Worthey