Benjamin J. Robertson is assistant professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research and teaching focus on genre studies and media studies. His first book, None of This Is Normal: The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2018. With Marie-Laure Ryan and Lori Emerson, he is editor of The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media (2014).
But That Is Not the Story: On Marlon James’s “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”
Understanding Marlon James’s fiction requires reading in a fantastical mode rather than a realist one....