Jane Desmarais

Jane Desmarais is Professor of English in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her monograph, Monsters under Glass: A Cultural History of Hothouse Flowers, 1850 to the Present, was published by Reaktion Books in 2018. She has written numerous essays on the theme of Decadence and has co-edited several works, including Decadence: An Annotated Anthology (with Chris Baldick, Manchester University Press, 2012), Arthur Symons: Selected Early Poems (with Chris Baldick, MHRA, 2017), and Decadence and the Senses (with Alice Condé, 2017). Her volume on Decadence and Literature (co-edited with David Weir) for the Cambridge Critical Concepts series is forthcoming in 2019.

Alice Condé

Alice Condé is a Postdoctoral Associate Tutor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is co-editor of Decadence and the Senses (with Jane Desmarais, Legenda, 2017) and is currently co-editing In Cynara’s Shadow: Collected Essays on Ernest Dowson (with Jessica Gossling, Peter Lang, forthcoming 2019). Her essay on 'Decadence and Popular Culture' is forthcoming in Jane Desmarais and David Weir's volume on Decadence for the Cambridge Critical Concepts series. 

Jessica Gossling

Jessica Gossling is a Fractional Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Editorial Assistant for The Literary Encyclopedia. Her current research focuses on the Decadent threshold poetics of Charles Baudelaire, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Arthur Symons, and Ernest Dowson. She is co-editor of In Cynara’s Shadow: Collected Essays on Ernest Dowson (with Alice Condé, published by Peter Lang in 2019), and her essay on 'À rebours and the House at Fontenay' is published in Decadence and the Senses. Alice and Jessica are the webmistresses of Volupté.gold.ac.uk.

Robert Pruett

Robert Pruett is a PhD student of Medieval and Modern Languages at St Cross College, University of Oxford. He is currently preparing a thesis entitled Remy de Gourmont and the Symbolism of Chastity, and regularly presents research on fin-de-siècle French and Belgian literature. Alongside the Cercle des Amateurs de Remy de Gourmont (CARGO), he co-organized the Fin de Siècle Symposium (Balliol College, Oxford, November 2016), the proceedings of which will feature his essay on ‘The Concept of Chastity in Remy de Gourmont’s Theory of Art and Mind’.




Chris Baldick, Goldsmiths, University of London
Elisa Bizzotto, IUAV University of Venice
Kostas Boyiopoulos, University of Durham
Joseph Bristow, University of California, Los Angeles
Barrie Bullen, Kellogg College, Oxford
Bénédicte Coste, University of Burgundy
Dennis Denisoff, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Rita Dirks, Ambrose University, Calgary
Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Stanford University
Stefano Evangelista, Trinity College, Oxford
Nick Freeman, Loughborough University
Regenia Gagnier, University of Exeter
Ellis Hanson, Cornell University
Melanie Hawthorne, A&M University, Texas
Kate Hext, University of Exeter
Isobel Hurst, Goldsmiths, University of London

Frank Krause, Goldsmiths, University of London
Kristin Mahoney, Michigan State University
Catherine Maxwell, Queen Mary, University of London
Michèle Mendelssohn, Mansfield College, Oxford
Alex Murray, Queen’s University, Belfast
Lene Østermark-Johansen, University of Copenhagen
Sarah Parker, University of Loughborough
Patricia Pulham, University of Surrey
Charlotte Ribeyrol, Paris-Sorbonne University / Institut Universitaire de France and Trinity College, Oxford
Marion Thain, New York University
Jack Underwood, Goldsmiths, University of London
Ana Parejo Vadillo, Birkbeck, University of London
Norman Vance, University of Sussex
David Weir, Cooper Union, New York
Frances Wilson, Goldsmiths, University of London