Judith Halberstam is Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego.
"Halberstam's argument is elegant in its simplicity, but
far-reaching in its implications. Providing a strikingly original
account of the Gothic, she proposes through her work a cultural
history of fear and prejudice and, thus, paves the way for a new
scholarly enterprise."-Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas,
"Skin Shows is the Gothic book that many of us have been waiting for, and it is every bit as smart as we had hoped it would be. Halberstam's notion of monstrosity will change Gothic studies for good. The results are dazzling."-George E. Haggerty, University of California, Riverside