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 →

Neo-Victorian Decadences (CFP 2nd July, Conference 8th-9th September)

A two-day academic conference running from 8th to 9th September aims to refocus Neo-Victorian studies by considering reinterpretations and representations of nineteenth-century decadence in works from the Interwar period to the present day. Neo-Victorian Decadences now invites proposals for papers, with a deadline of 31st May. When Dorian in Will Self’s novel Dorian: An Imitation... Continue Reading →

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