Ashley Kniss

Affiliation: Stevenson University

Research Areas:
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Technology, Medicine and Science, Spirituality and Religion
Creatures: Monsters

Ashley Kniss is an Associate Professor and Director of Writing at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Maryland. Her research interests include American Gothic literature, ecohorror, the ethics of waste, American religious history, apocalypse, and the Posthuman. Her chapter, “‘The hand of deadly decay’: The Rotting Corpse, America’s Religious Tradition, and the Ethics of Green Burial in Poe’s ‘The Colloquy of Monos and Una'” can be found the 2021 publication, Ecohorror Studies in the Anthropocene. Her writing can also be found in Gothic Nature, Poe Studies, and on ASLE’s series on teaching ecohorror.