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Gautier, Wilde, and the visual arts: artistic media and movement

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Aestheticism and literary decoration in the nineteenth century
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In nineteenth-century literary studies and histories, Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) is still largely remembered as the instigator of the doctrine of Art for Art’s Sake, mostly because of his novel Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) and its controversial preface. This recognition is usually accompanied by a retrospective appreciation of Gautier’s work in light of the more famous authors who succeeded him and developed some of the precepts of the doctrine, such as Baudelaire.

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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