Jessica Gossling

Staff details

PositionLecturer (Fractional)
Email j.gossling (

Jessica Gossling is an associate lecturer and PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Her interests centre on nineteenth-century literature, art and culture, with a particular focus on French and English Decadence.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) English and Comparative Literature (Goldsmiths)
  • MA 20th Century Literature and its Contexts (Goldsmiths)


EN51011A Literature of the Victorian Period

Office hours: Mondays 12.00-1.00, WT503

Research Interests

My research is primarily focused on nineteenth-century literature and visual art at the fin de siècle. My PhD thesis examines spaces of Decadent retreat in selected works of Charles Baudelaire, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Arthur Symons, and Ernest Dowson.


Decadence and the Senses, Goldsmiths, 10-11 April 2014

Nineteenth Century Studies Seminar Graduate Conference, Institute of English Studies, 26 April 2014

Ernest Dowson: Poet, Translator, Novelist, Goldsmiths, 15 April 2016