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Shale Preston

Honorary Research Fellow
English Department, Macquarie University

Shale Preston is an honorary post-doctoral fellow in the Department of English, Macquarie University. She is the author of Dickens and the Despised Mother: A Critical Reading of Three Autobiographical Novels (2013) and has published a range of articles and book chapters on the representation of gender and sexuality in Dickens's fiction and the relationship between Dickens's oeuvre and contemporary philosophy.

Subjects: Literature


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.


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