Marissa Gemma, Ph.D.
- style and stylistics
- text mining and digital/quantitative literary analysis
- nineteenth-century American literature
- the novel
|2012||Ph.D., English and American Literature, Stanford University, California|
|2008||M.A., English and American Literature, Stanford University, California|
|2003||B.A., English and Italian Studies, magna cum laude, Honors and Highest Distinction, University of Rochester, New York|
|Since 2014||Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany|
|2013-2014||Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Université Paris-Sorbonne, LABEX OBVIL, Paris|
|2012-2013||Associate Director, Hume Writing Center, Stanford University, CA|
Gemma, M. (in press) Towards a Digital Study of the Colloquial Style in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Working Papers Series
Algee-Hewitt, M., Allison, S., Gemma, M., Heuser, R., Moretti, F., and Walser, H. (2016). Canon/Archive. Large-scale Dynamics in the Literary Field. In Pamphlets of the Stanford Literary Lab, (Vol. 11). Accessible at: Stanford - Literary Lab Pamphlet
Gemma, M., Glorieux, F., and Ganascia, J-G. (2015) Operationalizing the Colloquial Style: Repetition in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Accessible at: doi:10.1093/llc/fqv066
Coccia, E. (in press) The Good in Things, trans. Marissa Gemma. New York: Fordham University Press.
Allison, S., Gemma, M., Heuser, R., Moretti, F., Tevel, A., & Yamboliev, I. (2013). Style at the Scale of the Sentence. In Pamphlets of the Stanford Literary Lab, (Vol. 5). Accessible at: Stanford - Literary Lab Pamphlet
Awards and Grants
Fellowships and Academic Awards
|2013-2014||Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Fernand Braudel Post-doctoral Fellowship, hosted by the LABEX OBVIL (Université Paris-Sorbonne)|
|2010-2011||Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship|
|2006-2010||Doctoral Fellowship, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University|
|2005-2006||Gertrude Guggenheim & Robert M. Levinson Fellowship|
|inducted 2003||Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society|
|2003||Joseph O’Connor Prize for Graduate Funding, U. of Rochester|
Operationalizing the Colloquial Style in 19th-Century Literature
The rise of speech-based and colloquial forms in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century English and American literary prose has long been a critical commonplace; yet no systematic analysis of the hypothesized historical development of these ...
Latin rhetoric considered the artistic treatment of linguistic rhythm as a potent rhetorical feature not only of verse, but also of literary, philosophical and oratorical prose. However, it failed to push the analysis of prose rhythm beyond ...