Shale Preston holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a PhD from Macquarie University. Her research focuses on Victorian literature (in particular, the works of Charles Dickens) and employs a range of theories to explore intersections of gender, sexuality, and culture.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Victorian literature; the works of Charles Dickens; interrogations of categories of difference (e.g. gender, sexuality, race); Julia Kristeva's theory of the Abject; maternity studies; poetry (Victorian to 21st century); feminist, psychoanalytic and queer theory.