Jane Desmarais

Jane Desmarais is Professor of English and Director of the Decadence Research Centre in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has written numerous essays on the theme of decadence and has co-edited several works, including Decadence: An Annotated Anthology (with Chris Baldick, Manchester University Press, 2012), Arthur Symons: Selected Early Poems (with Chris Baldick, MHRA, 2017), and Decadence and the Senses (with Alice Condé, Legenda, 2017). She is co-editor with David Weir of Decadence and Literature (2019), a volume in the Cambridge Critical Concepts series, and is currently co-editing with David Weir the Oxford Handbook of Decadence (forthcoming in 2021) and Decadent Plays, 1890-1930 with Adam Alston (forthcoming with Bloomsbury in 2023). Her monograph, Monsters Under Glass: A Cultural History of Hothouse Flowers, 1850 to the Present, was published by Reaktion in 2018. She is currently working on the vogue for decadent song literature of the early twentieth century.

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