Paul Stasi

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Paul Stasi teaches twentieth-century Anglophone literature at SUNY Albany and is the author of Modernism, Imperialism and the Historical Sense (Cambridge University Press, 2012). His current book project, tentatively titled Remainders of Realism, traces the persistence of realism’s defining concerns—sympathy, sociality, class—into the modernist period.


Realism and/or Modernism

Long considered epistemologically naive, realism has, in the last ten years or so, undergone something of a rehabilitation, as scholars such as Anna Kornbluh, Caroline Levine, and Matthew Beaumont have shown realism to be, in Kornbluh’s words, “a mode of production rather than a mode of reflection.”[1] If this work has often focused on