MA in English Literature, Louisiana State University, 2013
BA in English Literature, University of Central Florida, 2009
Areas of Interest
20th century and contemporary Anglophone literature, literary encyclopedism and the “maximalist” novel, globalization and postcolonial studies, the aesthetics of Theodor Adorno, critical theory.
Benjamin Bergholtz is a PhD candidate whose research and teaching interests include 20th century and contemporary Anglophone literature, the maximalist novel, globalization and postcolonial studies, and the aesthetics of Theodor Adorno. He is currently completing his dissertation, Swallowing a World: Globalization and the Maximalist Novel, which argues that the contemporary maximalist novel is an aesthetic response to globalization and a global phenomenon in its own right. He has published in Mississippi Quarterly and Film International, and an article on Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is forthcoming in Contemporary Literature.