Neo-Victorian Decadences (Conference, 8th-9th September)

The grave of Oscar Wilde, by voxlivia. Reproduced under CC BY 2.0 licence.

Registration is now open for this two-day international conference, looking at reinterpretations and representations of nineteenth-century decadence in works from the Interwar period to the present day.

The conference features almost twenty papers in a wide range of fields, from literature to film, from sub-cultures to mass media, and everything in between. There will also be two keynote talks from Kirsten MacLeod (Newcastle University) and Marie-Luise Kohlke (Swansea University), and a post-conference event or conversation. Download the full programme from the conference website.

Neo-Victorian Decadences will be held in the Bailey Room at St John’s College, Durham University. For more information see the conference website or contact the organisers Dr Kostas Boyiopoulos (Durham University) and Joseph Thorne (Liverpool John Moores University) via

Also check out this interview with Joseph Thorne on Sex and Sensuality: How Modern Fiction Has Reinvented Victorian Decadence.




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