Research group Computational Literary Studies
Specialisation Computational Literary Studies, fan studies


Julia Neugarten obtained a research master’s in Literary Studies from the University of Amsterdam in 2021. Her research interests include fanfiction, digital humanities and the ways that digital research methods can be used to analyze fanfiction and online fan culture. During her master’s, she completed an internship at the Huygens Institute, researching the way that the impact of books is expressed in online book reviews. Julia also worked as a research assistant in the TRACE-project: Tracking Radio Archival Collections in Europe. Her work has been published in the Digital Literature Review and Frame: Journal of Literary Studies.

Julia is currently working as a project lead in the infrastructure project CLARIAH. Within CLARIAH, Julia is affiliated with work package 6: Text. She works on several use cases developing tools and datasets for the digital analysis of textual data, including but not limited to historical and literary texts. Julia is also involved in the research project Impact & Fiction. In addition, she is conducting her own research on the differences and similarities between online fanfiction and published literature, and exploring the possibilities that computational and digital research methods have to offer for mapping these differences and similarities.


Forthcoming: Fifty Shades of Twilight: Computationally Comparing Collocations in Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey. Short presentation at the conference Digital Humanities 2022. Authors: Barbara Bordalejo, myself, Joris van Zundert

Brittle: Re-thinking Narratives of Disordered Eating through Fanfiction. Frame Journal of Literary Studies, 34 (2). (2021). LINK

Review of Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games. Participations Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 18 (1), 527-29, (2021). LINK

The Whistle Stop Café and Luke’s Diner: The Village Café as Utopian Space for Women in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café and Gilmore Girls. Digital Literature Review, 8 (1), 71-81, (2021). DOI. LINK