Two-day interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Decadence Research Unit at Goldsmiths.
Keynote speaker: Professor Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey)
Plenary speaker: Gary Lachman
Our aim is to investigate the role of occultism and magic(k) in the Decadent literary and artistic tradition through a consideration of the relationship between Decadence and the esoteric revival of the fin de siècle, providing an opportunity to re-examine the Occult roots of Decadence and explore the wide range of artistic responses to the blurred boundaries between Decadence, mysticism, ritual, and the Dark Arts. Is the meeting of practical magic and literary esotericism indicative of a symbiotic relationship between Decadence and the Occult, or does it represent merely another aspect of the Decadent rejection of mainstream ideologies?
For more information about the conference please visit our website: bads.gold.ac.uk/dmo
Organised by Jane Desmarais, Alice Condé, Jessica Gossling, and Robert Pruett
Hosted by the Decadence Research Unit at Goldsmiths
Decadence, Magic(k), and the Occult Website
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