Building 260, Room 232
Phone (650) 725-8646
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Petra Dierkes-Thrun’s research and teaching interests include the European and transatlantic fin de siècle and modernism (including literature, the visual arts, opera, dance, and film); feminist and queer theory; LGBTQ literary and cultural studies; and literary theory. Her book, Salome’s Modernity: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression, was published by The University of Michigan Press in Spring 2011. Other publications include articles on Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, Stéphane Mallarmé, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Strauss, Victoria Cross, fin-de-siècle realism, and feminism and modernist dance. Petra Dierkes-Thrun is an Editorial Board member of Rodopi's "Dialogue" series. She also co-edits The Latchkey: Journal of New Woman Studies , a peer-reviewed, international scholarly online journal dedicated to the figure of the New Woman in fin de siècle and modernist society and culture, published by The Rivendale Press (UK) and affiliated with The Oscholars.
2003: Ph.D. in Cultural and Critical Studies. English Department, University of Pittsburgh.
1995 and 1996: Erstes Staatsexamen in English, Theology, and German. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany.