Rural horror

I am interested in the forest as a mythical, sacred space, but also as the site for environmental trauma and human violence. My critical work engages with encounters in the forest, from the myths of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, to contemporary rural and folk horror cinema. My current novel is an eco-horror, speculative retelling of Euripides’ Medea. As horrific rates of deforestation are causing genocide and environmental collapse, recalling earlier genocides by settler colonists, the forest becomes a site of terror, as well as hope.