Dr Kate Hext

Research interests

Thematic concerns which shape my research in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries:

  • Aestheticism and Decadence
  • Aestheticism/Decadence on film
  • Aestheticism and Decadence in the United States
  • The relationship between philosophy and literature
  • Individualism
  • Time/the aesthetic moment
  • Literary representations of deviant desire and physical touch
  • The emergence of 'queer' identities
  • The emergence of theories of novel in the late ninteenth century

The main figures I research:

  • Walter Pater
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Henry James
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Ben Hecht
  • Vincente Minnelli
  • Alla Nazimova
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ronald Firbank
  • Carl Van Vechten