Sex and Sensuality: How Modern Fiction has Reinvented Victorian Decadence

Today we mainly associate the word 'decadence' with luxuries like chocolate and wine. However, the term has deeper significance in recent fiction, which draws parallels between our own era and that of nineteenth-century decadent writers like Oscar Wilde. Joseph Thorne, the co-organiser of a forthcoming conference on Neo-Victorian decadence, explains how decadence has been reinvented in twenty-first-century literature, film... Continue Reading →

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