Benjamin Bergholtz is Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana Tech University and the author of Swallowing a World: Globalization and the Maximalist Novel (Nebraska, Oct 2024). He received his PhD from Louisiana State University in 2018, and previously worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His scholarship is primarily focused on the global contours of the maximalist novel, that massive and meandering genre of contemporary fiction frequently associated with writers such as William Gaddis, Salman Rushdie, and Zadie Smith. More broadly, he is interested in the relationship between politics and literary form. His work has appeared in Contemporary Literature, Genre, Film International, and the Mississippi Quarterly. You can learn more about his work on his website.