Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style

Country: USA

City: Ithaca, NY

Abstr. due: 01.03.2020

Dates: 10.09.20 — 13.09.20

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;

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Organizers: British Association of Decadence Studies and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network


The 3rd Annual Conference of the British Association of Decadence Studies and the journal VOLUPTÉ and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network, NAVSA

There will be a Keynote Lecture, but also a series of Keynote Seminars, open discussions on a Decadent text, each led by a distinguished critic in the field who has been invited to choose and introduce an important text.  Seminar topics will be announced soon.  In lieu of speaking on a panel, participants may choose instead to write a 3-5 pp. response essay for a seminar.  These essays will be made available to registered participants in advance online, with authors' names and essay titles listed as presentations on the conference agenda.  Space in these seminars will be limited so that we can have an intense and intimate conversation.  Participants who propose an essay for the seminar will be admitted in the order they apply, but other participants will be admitted as space permits.  If you wish to write for a seminar, please submit a paragraph abstract with title for the seminar of your choice by February 1 and submit your essay by August 1; otherwise, if you are not writing for the seminar, please reserve a place by August 1.  You may participate in as many seminars as you like, if there is space at the table for you.   

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