About Dr. Carol Margaret Davison


CAROL MARGARET DAVISON is a specialist in Gothic and Victorian Literature, African-American literature, women’s writing, and cultural teratology. A former Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Head of Department, she is the author of History of the Gothic: Gothic Literature, 1764-1824 (University of Wales Press, 2009) and Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature (Palgrave Macmillan 2004), the editor of The Gothic and Death (Manchester University Press, 2017) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897–1997 (Oxford: Dundurn Press, 1997). She is also the co-editor (with Monica Germanà) of The Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), and co-editor (with Marie Mulvey-Roberts) of Global Frankenstein (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2018). She has authored dozens of articles and book chapters on Gothic literature, edited a special issue of Gothic Studies on the Gothic and Addiction (2009), and co-edited a special issue on Marie Corelli for Women’s Writing (UK, 2006). 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, the brain-child of Dr. Frederick S. Frank (http://www.thesicklytaper.ca).

Dr. Davison is the Series Editor for Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature (London, New York, Delhi) and invites proposals for that series on its webpage at the following link:



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