The International Walter Pater Society is pleased to announce that Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism no. 4 should be ready for distribution by November 2019.

The issue includes a cluster of articles on ’Decadence and the Weird’ guest edited by Dustin Friedman and Neil Hultgren. Friedman questions gay identity in Teleny. Hultgren turns to proto-modernist form in Arthur Machen’s prose. Jessica Straley traces the threat and promise of anthropomorphized flora as depicted in Algernon Blackwood’s stories. Molly Youngkin argues that the women populating Rider Haggard’s tales inspired the later weird fiction of H. P. Lovecraft.

Two of Pater’s lesser-known works receive new attention in two additional articles: Thomas Albrecht explores ‘A Fragment on Measure for Measure’ and Kenneth Daley reconsiders Pater’s mis-attributions in ‘Sir Thomas Browne’.

Alastair J. L. Blanshard, Nick Freeman, Adam Lee, Catherine Maxwell, Patricia Pulham, and Lindsay Wilhelm contribute reviews.


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