This edition of Aubrey Beardsley’s writings was published in November 2021. It aims to establish Beardsley’s reputation as a key figure in Decadent literature on a par with his iconic status in the visual arts. It publishes for the first time the text of Beardsley’s unfinished erotic novel Under the Hill (written between 1894 and 1896) in its original form alongside Beardsley’s manuscript.
The year 2022 will mark the 150th anniversary of Beardsley’s birth – which the Aubrey Beardsley Society will celebrate in style. Organised in association with the Decadence Research Centre at Goldsmiths and Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, the one-day conference Aubrey Beardsley 150: The Artist Resurgent will take place at St Bride, London, on 21 August 2022. Read the call for papers below.
On 21 August 2021, Beardsley will turn 149 years old. Two Beardsleyites extraordinaire, Professor Margaret D. Stetz and Dr Kate Hext, will help us mark the occasion in style by speaking on the topics of utmost decadent interest. Please see the descriptions of their talks below and book your free tickets to the Zoom event.
A facsimile reproduction of the complete set of 20 miniature posters for Keynotes Series will be sent as an exclusive holiday gift to each member of AB 2020: The Aubrey Beardsley Society, courtesy of Thomas G. Boss Fine Books.
An authoritative scholarly account and a beautiful object, this new book by the Founding Member of the Aubrey Beardsley Society is an indispensable contribution to the library of any admirer of the fin-de-siècle culture.
To mark the foundation of the Aubrey Beardsley Society, a prize for the best short essay on any aspect of Beardsley’s work, life, and reception will be awarded to an outstanding emerging scholar.
Like many things 2020, the conference AB 2020: Beardsley Re-Viewed was not meant to be. In this post, you will find the call for papers, the programme, and the beautiful poster for this cancelled event.