The Beckford Society

THE BECKFORD LECTURES
THE BECKFORD SOCIETY’S ANNUAL LECTURES 1996-2010 ARE AVAILABLE IN A SERIES OF FOUR VOLUMES.
These may be obtained from the Society’s Secretary (see below) or by ordering, in the UK, at your usual bookshop.

THE BECKFORD SOCIETY ANNUAL LECTURES 1996-1999
Edited by Jon Millington. 2000. 80pp. Paper cover. ISBN 0-9537836-0-X. Price £6.
John Wilton-Ely: Beckford’s Fontill Abbey: A Theatre of the Arts.
Joao de Almeida Flor: Portuguese Tears and Treasures: On Beckford’s Literary Fortune.
William Hauptman: William Beckford as Connoisseur and Collector: Some Remarks from the Art Historical Perspective.
Michel Baridon: From Beckford to Mallarmé: The tradition of L’Art pour l’Art.

THE BECKFORD SOCIETY ANNUAL LECTURES 2000-2003
Edited by Jon Millington. 2004. 88pp. ISBN 0-9537836-2-6. Price £6.
Kevin L. Cope. How Beckford Keeps Making Himself Relevant; Or, Is the Millennium an ‘Incident’?
Edward Chaney. Gibbon, Beckford and the Interpretations of Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents.
Kenneth W. Graham. Between Restriction and Ostracism: William Beckford’s Rebellious Episodes of Vathek.
Mirella Billi. The Impact of Italy on Beckford’s Taste, Aesthetics and Literary Style.

THE BECKFORD SOCIETY ANNUAL LECTURES 2004-2006
Edited by Richard Allen. 2008. 72pp. Paper cover. ISBN 978-0-9537836-4-9. Price £6.
David Watkin. Thomas Hope, Designer, Collector, Patron: New Links with Beck ford.
Kim Sloan. ‘Amusements of solitude’ and ’talismans of transport’: William Beckford and Landscape Painting in Britain and Abroad.
Rictor Norton. Oddities, Obituaries and Obsessions: Early Nineteenth-Century Scandal and Social History Glimpsed through William Beckford’s Newspaper Cuttings.

THE BECKFORD SOCIETY ANNUAL LECTURES 2007-2010
Edited by Bet McLeod. 2013. 96pp. Paper cover. ISBN 978-0-9537836-5-6. Price £7.
Bet McLeod. Family Connections: from Fonthill Abbey and Bath to Hamilton Palace.
Daniele Niedda. Vathek’s footprints; Beckford’s Entry into the Italian Literary Canon.
Perry Gauci. William Beckford and the City of London.
Peter Sabor. Modern Novel Writing and Azemia; William Beckford and the ‘divine authoress’.

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