British Association of Decadence Studies

The British Association of Decadence Studies (BADS) is a scholarly association that brings together academics and practitioners from across the UK and beyond in order to explore the field of Decadence in the broadest sense, from the perspective of various cultures and multiple disciplines, from antiquity to the present day, including written, visual, performative, and audible texts, in English and in other languages.



Jane Desmarais (Chair)

British Association of Decadence Studies (BADS)
Department of English and Comparative Literature,
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, UK

Decadence, magic(k), and the Occult Conference

This conference was hosted by the Decadence Research Unit at Goldsmiths on 19-20 July 2018. For more information, click the image below...


Membership of the society enables you to enter our annual essay prize (one for postgraduates and another for established scholars) and reduced fees to any BADS events.

Please see our membership page (or click HERE) for more details of member benefits and discounts.


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