I am currently working on the conversion of my PhD thesis into a monograph entitled The Gothic Forest: Deep Dark Woods in the Western Imagination. This study explores the prevalent use of the Gothic Forest as an archetypal symbol in Western culture. It examines the significance of this landscape in a multitude of texts, from our classical fairy tales to modern day horror fictions. The study is an interrogation, too, into the newly emerging field of the ecoGothic, which draws on theories of ecocriticism to examine the natural world in Gothic fiction. I also have key interests in Popular Fiction and Popular Culture.
I am co-organising the upcoming international and interdisciplinary conference Gothic Nature: New Directions in Eco-horror and the EcoGothic (Trinity College Dublin, November 17-18, 2017) and am in the provisional stages of establishing a journal of the same name, with support from Trinity Trust and the FAHSS.