Dr Kate Hext



with Murray A, Decadence in the Age of Modernism, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.

Walter Pater: Individualism and aesthetic Philosophy, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2013.


Ben Hecht's Hard-Boiled Decadence: The Flaneur as Reporter, Modernist Cultures, 2018

Henry James' Impressionistic Satire of The Decadent Movement in The Yellow Book, The Henry James Review, vol. 38.1, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017, 37-52

'Somehow this crazy world has taken on a wonderful design': Vincente Minnelli's Neo-Victorian Utopias in Hollywood, Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies, vol. 7:1, 2014, 52-78

Literature and Philosophy in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Literature Compass, Wily-Blackwell, 2012

Oscar Wilde and Friedrich Nietzsche: 'Rebels in the Name of Beauty', Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914, no. 1.2, Edinburgh University Press, 2011, 202-220

Minnelli's Yellows: Illusion, Delusion and Impressionism on Film, Wide Screen, vol. 3, no. 1, 2011

'Of the Things Sweet to Touch': Walter Pater and the Tyrannies of Sensation, The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, vol. 19, 2010, 55-67

Redefining the Origins of Camp: The Queer Correspondence of Carl Van Vechten and Ronald Firbank, Modernism/modernity, Johns Hopkins University Press

Recent Scholarship on Walter Pater: 'Antithetical Scholar of Understanding's End', Literature Compass, vol. 5, no. 2, Blackwell, 407-423


Decadence and British Cinema, in Murray A (eds) Decadence: A Literary History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019

Burning with a 'hard gem-like flame': Heraclitus and Hedonism in Wilde's Writing, in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017

Decadence and the Fate of the Romantic Sublime, in Sandy M, Boyiopoulos K (eds) Decadent Romanticism: 1780-1914, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015

with Foster-Carter A, DPRKrazy, Sexy, Cool: The Art of Engaging North Korea, in Frank R (eds) Exploring North Korean Arts, Nuremberg: Verlag fur moderne Kunst Nurnberg (on behlf of Universitat Wien and MAK, Wien), 2011, 31-50

The Limitations of Schilleresque Self-Culture in Pater's Individualist aesthetics, in Clements E, Higgins LJ (eds) Victorian Aesthetic Conditions: Pater Across the Arts, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 205-219


Literature and Philosophy in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Literature Compass, vol. 9, no. 11, 695-921