Petra Dierkes-Thrun 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. She also 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).
The pedagogy of this course:
Petra Dierkes-Thrun recently participated in and helped lead a workshop on the humanities and MOOCs at Duke University, where she talked about her experiences preparing and teaching the course (then in its second week). The workshop video recording can be found here.
Another talk, also at Duke University, is online on youtube as well: “Oscar Wilde’s Afterimages: Oscar Wilde and the Commodification of Queer Culture.”