Dr. Carol Margaret Davison

Professor

B.A. (Honours, With Distinction, Dean’s List), (Concordia), M.A. (York), Ph.D. (Dean’s Honour List), (McGill) 

Contact                                                     Dr. Carol Margaret Davison

CHN Rm 2102
519 253 3000 ext. 
cdavison@uwindsor.ca

Teaching/Research Areas:

  • Gothic and Victorian literature
  • African-American literature
  • women's writing
  • cultural teratology

Biography

Carol Margaret Davison is a specialist in Gothic and Victorian literature, African-American literature, women’s writing, Thanatology Studies, and cultural teratology. A former Canada-U.S. Fulbright scholar and the Series Editor for Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature, she has just completed Global Frankenstein for Palgrave/Macmillan’s Studies in Global Science Fiction Series, with Dr. Marie Mulvey-Roberts (forthcoming 2018). In 2016, with the assistance of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant, she co-edited Scottish Gothic:  An Edinburgh Companion, with Dr. Monica Germanà, and edited The Gothic & Death for Manchester University Press. She continues in her role as the Director of the sickly taper website, the world's largest and most comprehensive website devoted to Gothic bibliography (www.thesicklytaper.ca), and has published Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature (Palgrave Macmillan 2004), which was shortlisted for the J.I. Segal Award, and History of the Gothic: Gothic Literature, 1764-1824 (University of Wales Press, 2009), which was shortlisted for the International Gothic Association’s Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, she is also the editor of a special issue of Gothic Studies on the Gothic and Addiction (2009), co-editor of a special issue on Marie Corelli for Women’s Writing (UK, 2006), and the editor of Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897–1997 (Oxford: Dundurn Press, 1997), which won the Lord Ruthven Assembly Award (chosen by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts) for the best non-fiction book on Dracula and vampires for 1997.  

COMMISSIONED BOOKS

History of the Gothic: Gothic Literature 1764-1824. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2009.

EDITED BOOKS

The Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Eds. Carol Margaret Davison and Monica Germanà. Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming in 2016.

The Gothic & Death, Manchester University Press, Forthcoming in 2016.

EDITED REFEREED PERIODICALS — SPECIAL ISSUES

The Gothic and Addiction. Ed. Carol Margaret Davison. Gothic Studies 11/: 2009.

ONLINE REFEREED ARTICLES

"Trafficking in Death and (Un)dead Bodies: Necro-Politics and Poetics in the Works of Ann Radcliffe." The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies #14. Forthcoming in 2015. 

EDITED NOVELS

The Caledonian Bandit; or, The Heir of Duncaethal. A Romance of the Thirteenth Century. By Catherine Smith. Chicago: Valancourt Books, 2010.

COMMISSIONED BOOK CHAPTERS

“Modernity's Fatal Addictions: Technological Necromancy and E. Elias Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire.” The Gothic and Death, ed. Carol Margaret Davison, Manchester: Manchester University Press. Forthcoming in 2016.

“Gothic Film & TV.” Cambridge Companion to the American Gothic. Ed. Jeffrey Weinstock. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming in 2016/2017.

“Frankensteinian Reproduction(s) in Scotland: Monstrous Brides of Frankenstein and The Politics of Embodiment.” Eds. Dennis R. Cutchins and Dennis Perry. Adapting Frankenstein: The Monster’s Eternal Lives in Popular Culture. Manchester University Press. Forthcoming in 2016/2017.

“Haunted Houses.“ A Handbook to the Southern Gothic. Palgrave/Macmillan, Eds. Susan Castillo Street and Charles Crow. Forthcoming in 2016.

“The Politics and Poetics of the ‘Scottish Gothic’ from Ossian to Otranto and Beyond.” The Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Eds. Carol Margaret Davison and Monica Germanà. Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming in 2016.

Davison, Carol Margaret and Monica Germanà, “Borderlands of Identity and the Aesthetics of Disjuncture: An Introduction to Scottish Gothic”, The Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion, eds. Carol Margaret Davison and Monica Germanà, Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming in 2016.

“‘The Corpse in the Closet: The Gothic, Death, and Modernity.” The Gothic and Death, ed. Carol Margaret Davison, Manchester University Press, forthcoming in 2016.

“‘The Last Home’: Death in the Works of Charlotte Brontë.” Eds. Diane Hoeveler and Deborah Morse. Commemorating Charlotte Brontë: Time, Space, Place. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2016. 197-216.

“The Brontës and the Death Question.” The Blackwell Companion to the Brontës. Ed. Diane Hoeveler. Malden, Massachusetts, and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 385-401.

"American Gothic Passages." Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Eds. Dale Townshend and Angela Wright. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 267-286.

“The American Dream/The American Nightmare: American Gothic on the Small Screen.” The Blackwell Companion to the American Gothic. Ed. Charles Crow. Malden, Massachusetts, and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 488-502.

“Charles Brockden Brown: Godfather of the American Gothic.” The Blackwell Companion to the American Gothic. Ed. Charles Crow. Malden, Massachusetts, and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 110-23.

“Atwood and the Gothic.” Critical Insights: Margaret Atwood. Ed. Brooks Bouson. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2013.

“The Victorian Gothic and Gender.” The Victorian Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Eds. Andrew Smith and William Hughes. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2012. 124-41.

“His Dark Materials: Gothic Resurrections and Insurrections in Patrick McGrath’s Martha Peake.” 21st Century Gothic: Fifty Great Gothic Novels Since 2000. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 2011. 385-96.

ARTICLES IN REFEREED PERIODICALS

“Gothic Scotland/Scottish Gothic: Sir Walter Scott's Waverley as Cultural Battlefield.” MUSE 18 (2013): 173-182.

ONLINE

The Sickly Taper

The world's most comprehensive and authoritative online bibliography of Gothic scholarship, under the direction of Dr. Carol Davison.