Dr. Billy J. Stratton is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Denver where he teaches contemporary Native American/American literature, critical theory, film studies, and writing. He is a former Fulbright fellow to Germany whose criticism, fiction, commentary, and editorial work has appeared in numerous books and journals. He is the author of Buried in Shades of Night: Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip’s War, and he is a contributing editor to The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion. He was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, and he is currently at work on a fiction project on the social, historical, and environmental impacts of coal mining set in this region. Stratton has been instrumental in efforts to create dialogue and historical understanding at the University of Denver around the issue of Sand Creek.
In the Habitations of Specters: On Stephen Graham Jones’s “Mapping the Interior”
Readers can feel confident following Stephen Graham Jones into the dark and obscure landscapes of his fiction....