Further Reading

See below for Dr. Gemma Angel’s regularly updated full publication list.


The Tattoo Collectors (2018)

Edited Book

Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in Art. Materials / Aesthetics / Ethics (2018)

Journal Articles

The Modified Body: The Nineteenth-Century Tattoo as Fugitive Stigmata, Victorian Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Victorian Studies (2017), Bodily States, 41(2), pp.

Morbid Curiosity IIA Movement of the Soul: Embodied Encounters with Human Remains in the Phantom Museum, United Academics Journal of Social Sciences (2013), Morbid Curiosity Part II, 3 (17), (Digital: Open Access, ISSN/EISSN: 22125736), pp. 1-11.

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The Tattoo Collectors: Inscribing Criminality in Nineteenth Century France, Bildwelten des Wissens (2012), Präparate (prepared specimens), 9.1, pp. 29-38.

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Book Chapters

Recovering the Nineteenth-Century European Tattoo. Collections, Contexts, Techniques, in A. Deter-Wolf & L. Krutak (eds) Marked for Life: The Archaeology of Tattooing (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017), pp.94-119.

Probing the SkinRoses & Daggers: Expressions of Emotional Pain and Devotion in Nineteenth-Century Tattoos, in C. Rosenthal & D. Vanderbeke (eds) Probing the Skin: Cultural Representation of Our Contact Zone (London: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015), pp.  211-238.

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A Medical History of SkinAtavistic Marks and Risky Practices: the Tattoo in Medico-Legal Debate. 1850~1950, in J. Reinarz & K. Siena (eds) A Medical History of Skin: Scratching The Surface (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 165-179.

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