The EcoGothic: An Interview with Elizabeth Parker and Michelle Poland
Keywords:American Gothic, ecogothic, horror, ecocriticism, interview
Elizabeth Parker is the author of the monograph The Forest and the EcoGothic: The Deep Dark Woods in the Popular Imagination, published by Palgrave Gothic in March 2020. She is the founding editor of the open-access journal Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothicand television editor for The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies. She has co-organised several conferences on space, place, and the relationship between the Gothic and the more-than-human, has published her work in various titles such as Plant Horror!: Approaches to the Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film and Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, and is co-editor of Landscapes of Liminality: Between Space and Place. She has taught English Literature and courses on Popular Culture at a number of universities across the UK and Ireland, and currently works in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at St Mary’s University Twickenham.
Michelle Poland is the Research Impact Manager at Nottingham Trent University, a role which involves supporting researchers across the institution to identify ways than can enable their research to make a meaningful difference in the world. Michelle is a passionate advocate for the role research plays in enhancing our prosperity, health, and quality of life and is currently working towards developing impact from her own research on the Gothic, ecocriticism, and the Anthropocene. She received her PhD in English from the University of Lincoln in 2019, is Co-Editor of the open-access peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal Gothic Nature, and has published work in Critical Survey and Green Letters.
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