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  • Petra Clark
    Graduate Student
    Dissertation Fellow
    University of Delaware
    Department of English
    116 Memorial Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-3352
    Office Hours: M 2-4p


    Petra Clark is a PhD candidate whose research interests lie in late-Victorian print culture, particularly periodicals, illustration, and art criticism. She is currently working on her dissertation, Reading Aestheticism: Visual Literacy in Late-Victorian Women’s and Girls’ Periodicals, which maps the ways in which the Aesthetic movement and its ideas were promulgated in late-Victorian illustrated periodicals, and explores the juncture between Aestheticism as a transatlantic cultural movement on the one hand, and women’s and girls’ cultures on the other. Petra has served as the Research Assistant to the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware Library (2011-2012), and as the English Department's Assistant Director of Composition (2014-2015).





  • M.A., English Literature, University of Delaware, 2012
  • B.A., English, minor in Secondary Education, SUNY Geneseo, 2009

Research Projects 


  • 'Cleverly Drawn’: Oscar Wilde, Charles Ricketts and the Art of the Woman’s World.; Vol. 20.3
    Clark, Petra
  • Bitextuality, Sexuality, and the Male Aesthete in the Dial: ‘Not through an orthodox channel’. ; Vol. 51.1
    Clark, Petra
    ELT Press, 2013.
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