Arthur Symons at the Fin de Siècle took place at Goldsmiths on 21 July 2017. We would like to sincerely thank all who attended. It was fantastic to meet all of you, to hear such a diverse and interesting range of papers on Symons, and to be part of some really thought-provoking discussion. We are especially grateful to a number of people who helped to make it such an excellent day: all those who gave papers, our student helpers, Cathy Hoste for administrative assistance, Simon Wilson for bringing beautiful copies of Symons’s unpublished poem for Aubrey Beardsley, and Catherine Maxwell for toasting Symons in style.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our keynote speaker Marion Thain for a fascinating paper on somatic impressionism, and our plenary speaker Nick Freeman for giving us a fuller sense of Symons in a paper on his remarkable authorial activities.
The Symonsposium was generously supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS), the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), Goldsmiths Graduate School and Department of English and Comparative Literature. We are grateful to our Head of Department, Professor Lucia Boldrini, for her enthusiastic backing.