The importance of Ecology and place
Greetings, I'm Felix (He/They)
I'm currently taking a course regarding Ecology and Place. The intersections that they have in regard to literature and ecology.I am creating this website as a showcase of my assignments and writings regarding these topics over the semester, while also using the media at my disposal to engage actively with the audience that may view this webpage! I have some people very close to me in my life that are studying Ecology as well as a fond love for the environment and the intersection of the ecological horror genre. So, I'm hoping through this class to further expand not only my knowledge on the topic but also extend myself into an overlapping array of topics that I may one day pursue!
It wasn't until recently in another class taught by this same professor that I began to be engaged with or held interest towards any kind of ecological narrative. Though it was through the harsh reality of nature in Area X of Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation series. I have always been interested in horror, despite being a rather anxious and paranoid person. So, it was all too fitting that a series such as VanderMeer's is what pulled me into the realm of ecological horror--and then into ecology as a whole within this class. In all honestly, I frequently tried to hide away from the realities of ecology but have learned through this class to the upmost importance that should be given to such a daunting topic. That despite the fear we may have that it is important to understand the world around us, rather than hide from it.