The Anthropocene, Nature, and the Gothic: An Interview with Christy Tidwell
Keywords:American Gothic, ecohorror, Anthropocene, popular culture, science fiction, interview
Christy Tidwell is an associate professor of English and humanities at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and she is one of the leaders of the ecomedia interest group at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the Digital Strategies Coordinator at ASLE as well. Christy is the co-editor of the volumes Gender and Environment in Science Fiction (Lexington Books, 2018) and Fear and Nature: Ecohorror Studies in the Anthropocene (Penn State UP, 2021) and a special issue of Science Fiction Film and Television on creature features. Her essays have appeared in journals such as Extrapolation, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, and Gothic Nature. She has also contributed to volumes such as Posthuman Biopolitics: The Science Fiction of Joan Slonczewski (Palgrave, 2020), Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction: Narrative in an Era of Loss (Lexington Books, 2020), and Creatural Fictions: Human-Animal Relationships in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature (Palgrave, 2016).
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