About Dr. Carol Margaret Davison


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

Dr. 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, she has just been awarded a SSHRC Standard Research Grant for Gothic Scotland/Scottish Gothic, a theoretical examination of the Scottish Gothic tradition. She is the author of Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature (Palgrave Macmillan 2004), which was shortlisted for the J.I. Segal Award.

Her recently completed 100,000 word commissioned monograph, British Gothic Literature, 1764-1824, is forthcoming from the University of Wales Press in January 2009. 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 (forthcoming), 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.