Konferenz: „Decadence, Magic(k), and the Occult“, London (19.-20.07.2018)

Im Februar hatten wir das CfP zur Konferenz beworben, jetzt können wir auf die Registration zur Teilnahme hinweisen.


Decadence, Magic(k), and the Occult | Goldsmiths, University of London

Datum der Veranstaltung: 19.-20. Juli 2018


Registration Open:
Decadence, Magic(k), and the Occult
Goldsmiths, University of London
19-20 July 2018

Keynote speaker: Professor Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey)
Plenary speaker: Gary Lachman

This two-day interdisciplinary conference is hosted by the Decadence Research Unit at Goldsmiths. 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?

Programme, abstracts, and registration details can be found at https://bads.gold.ac.uk/dmo

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