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Petra Dierkes-Thrun is Lecturer of Comparative Literature and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. She is the author of Salome’s Modernity: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression (University of Michigan Press, 2011) and co-editor (with Michael Davis) of Wilde’s Other Worlds (Routledge, 2018), as well as articles on Rachilde, Arthur Symons, Stephane Mallarmé, Richard Strauss, George Bernard Shaw, Victoria Cross, fin-de-siècle realism and other topics.

Since 2019, she directs the Emerson Fellowship, an intergroup dialogue program for sophomores interested in public service and social justice, administered jointly by IBIC (the Office of Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication) and the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.

illuminate

1.  to supply or brighten with light; light up.
2.  to make lucid or clear; throw light on (a subject).
3. to decorate with lights, as in celebration.
4. to enlighten, as with knowledge.
5. to make resplendent or illustrious: A smile illuminated her face.
Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English  < Latin illūminātus  (past participle of illūmināre  to light up, brighten). See illumine, -ate1
Synonyms
2.  clarify, explain, elucidate.

Source:

“illuminate.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 11 Feb. 2012. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/illuminate>.

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