About the Course

Welcome! This is the course website for a seminar in Comparative Literature and French (undergraduate and graduate, all levels) at Stanford University, offered in Winter quarter of 2013-14.

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Please explore, look around, and feel free to get in touch with us in the comments sections on this blog or via Twitter:  #digwilde.  

About the instructor:


Petra Dierkes-Thrun (@petradt) is a Lecturer in the Comparative Literature Department at Stanford University and the author of Salome’s Modernity: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression (University of Michigan Press, 2011). She also co-edits  The Latchkey: Journal of New Woman Studies (together with Sharon Bickle, University of Queensland), an international academic open-access journal affiliated with The Oscholars and published by The Rivendale Press (UK), and serves as advisory editor for boundary 2 (Duke University Press) and editorial board member for Rodopi’s Dialogue series.

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