The research project of the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences studies decadence as states of transition. The international team of scholars scrutinises decadent literature, art, philosophy, and music at the beginning of the 20th century in Europe’s peripheral small cultures such as the Baltics and the Nordic countries in comparison to Western European decadent culture.

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Hinrikus, Mirjam; Kirikal, Merlin (2022). Decadence as Dynamism and Mutability: The Nietzschean-Bergsonian Imprint in the Early Works of A. H. Tammsaare and J. Semper. Revue Belge de philologie et d’histoire

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Kass, Lola Annabel (2022). Hymn to Ugliness. The Flowers of Evil in Estonian Decadent Art. Studies on art and architecture

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Article collection Play and Melancholia. Friedebert Tuglasʼ novel “Felix Ormusson”

The collection of articles was published as part of the …

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Article collection Nordic Literature of Decadence

One of the most substantial groundworks for the current project …

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