People

Thomas Robinson

Assistant Lecturer
Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
 Thomas Robinson

Profile

Biography

Tom's research focuses on using creative writing to respond to the challenges inherent in Dipesh Chakrabarty's 'Four Theses', making particular use of the techniques and conventions of the fantasy genre and its appropriation of the language of myth to evoke and depict an historic narrative of the anthropocene. He has also published shortfiction with the British Fantasy Society: 'On Well-Wishers' (Horizons #8, 2018) 'Broehain' (Horizons #12, 2020) Papers delivered: 'Narrating the Anthropocene: mythic fantasy and Chakrabartys Four Theses' - Eastercon 2021

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Folly: Anthropocene Narratives and Fantasy Writing

Supervisor: Matthew de Abaitua

Research interests

Fantasy fiction

Genre conventions

Anthropocene history and narrative

Postcolonial Fantasy

Contact

thjrob@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus