The International Walter Pater Society is pleased to announce that Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism no. 5 should be ready for distribution in October 2020.

The issue contains new essays by Laurel Brake (on Pater’s queer schoolfriend John Rainier McQueen), Mackenzie Gregg (on the poet John Gray’s artisanal decadence), Tara Thomas (on fin-de-siècle adaptations of the Theodora legend), Małgorzata Łuczyńska-Hołdys (on the reception of Botticelli among the aesthetes), and Elizabeth Adams (on Christopher Sclater Millard and Walter Ledger, pioneers in developing bibliographical research on Oscar Wilde).

The reviews section draws attention to Lene Østermark-Johansen’s and Gerald Monsman’s recent volumes in the OET edition of Pater’s works, together with important new titles such as Dustin Friedman’s Before Queer Theory and Matthew Sturgis’s Oscar.


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