New Book: Taxidermy and the Gothic

Taxidermy and the Gothic
The Horror of Still Life

By Elizabeth Effinger

Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature

Taxidermy and the Gothic: The Horror of Still Life is the first extended study of the Gothic’s collusion with taxidermy. Focusing on contemporary cultural and material texts, it shows how taxidermy’s imbrication with Gothic horror is more than skin deep: these are rich discourses stuffed by affinities for corporeal transgressions, the uncanny, and the counterfeit.

Hardback, 216 Pages


June 2024