International Walter Pater Society

The International Walter Pater Society (IWPS) encourages and facilitates ongoing scholarship and research in Walter Pater and aestheticism. Our journal, Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism, publishes the most recent research within the field twice yearly. In addition, the society also arranges academic conferences and other publications.

The inaugural IWPS Exceutive Officers are Dennis Denisoff, Stefano Evangelista, and Charlotte Ribeyrol.

Dennis Denisoff is Professor of English at Ryerson University. His work on Pater and aestheticism includes Aestheticism and Sexual Parody (2001), Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film (2004), and his forthcoming monograph on eco-paganism and decadence.

Stefano Evangelista is Associate Professor in English at Oxford University and Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He is the author of British Aestheticism and Ancient Greece (2009) and of numerous articles on Walter Pater and the British and international fin de siècle.

Charlotte Ribeyrol is Associate Professor in 19th-century English literature at Paris-Sorbonne University. Her research explores Victorian Hellenism as well as the reception of the colours of the past in the 19th century. Her publications on the subject include ‘Etrangeté, passion, couleur’, L’hellénisme de Swinburne, Pater et Symonds (2013).