New journal released: Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism, no. 3

January 7, 2019

The International Walter Pater Society is pleased to announce that Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism no.3 is now ready for distribution.  The journal is joint-edited by Joseph Bristow, Rebecca N. Mitchell and Charlotte Ribeyrol.  The issue, which focuses on Italy and the fin-de-siècle imagination, contains seven new essays.  

Laurel Brake addresses ‘Walter Pater’s Road to the Renaissance’. Silvia Antosa reveals Frances Elliot’s ‘idle wanderings’ through Sicily and Italy.  Charlotte Ribeyrol traces a ‘chromatic itinerary’ through John Singer Sargent’s and Vernon Lee’s early works.  Margaret D. Stetz explores Richard Le Gallienne and the ‘two Dantes’.  Rebecca N. Mitchell discusses Herbert Horne’s ‘scholarly air’.  Kristin Mahoney examines the ‘queer cosmopolitanism’ of Capri.  And Stefano Evangelista analyzes the intellectual relationship between Vernon Lee and Mario Praz.  There are reports on the progress of the OET edition of Pater’s Collected Works and on the recent IWPS conference on ‘Curiosity and Desire in fin-de-siècle Art and Literature’.  J.B. Bullen, Michael Craske, Fraser Riddell, and John Stokes have contributed reviews.

SWPA no. 4, which is scheduled to appear in July 2019, will feature a special cluster of essays on weird fiction, which Dustin Friedman and Neil Hultgren are editing.

Walter Pater was and remains one of the most influential aesthetic thinkers of the nineteenth century. The International Walter Pater Society is a focal point for academic work on aestheticism and decadence, relating directly or indirectly to Pater himself and his works.

The Society communicates the latest research on Walter Pater and on aestheticism and decadence through our journal, Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism, and also arranges academic conferences.  Find more information here.