Volume 1, Issue 2 (Winter 2018)
Decadence, Magic(k), and the Occult

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The Devil in the Detail: An Introduction to Decadent Occultism from the Editors

Alice Condé and Jessica Gossling

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CRITICAL


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‘Vers le sabbat’: Occult Initiation and Non-Normative Masculinity in Jean Lorrain’s Monsieur de Phocas

Mathew Rickard 

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Vernon Lee’s Occult Beauty 

Mackenzie Brewer Gregg

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The Line of Lilith: Remy de Gourmont’s Demons of Erotic Idealism

Robert Pruett

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The Poison of Literature: On the Social and Literary Construction of Baron Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen’s ‘Black Masses’ Scandal

Alexandre Burin 

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Textual Secrecy: Arthur Machen and ‘The True Literature of Occultism’

Sophie Mantrant 

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Occultism and the homme fatal in Robert Smythe Hichens’s Flames: A London Phantasy

Patricia Pulham

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CREATIVE


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Literary Decadence and the French Occult Revival: A Survey Essay with Two New Translations of Joséphin Péladan 

Brian Stableford 

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The Body of the Witch - Text and Image

Geraldine Hudson

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REVIEWS


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Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose + Croix in Paris, 1892–1897, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 30 June – 4 October 2017, and Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 28 October – 7 January 2018

Hieronymous La Plume 

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Transnational Poetics, Aestheticism, and Decadence at the Fin de Siècle, New York University, May 2018

Cherrie Kwok 

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Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 31 August 2018 – 6 January 2019

Adam Alston  

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Catherine Maxwell, Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

Sandra M. Leonard 

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Arthur Machen, Decadent and Occult Works, ed. by Dennis Denisoff (Cambridge: MHRA, 2018)

Nick Freeman 

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Robert Stilling, Beginning at the End: Decadence, Modernism, and Postcolonial Poetry (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018)

Katharina Herold

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Notes on Contributors 



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Call for Papers - Decadence and Film

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Winter 2019)

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