Michelle J. Smith is an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow in English at the University of Melbourne . She is
the author of Empire in British Girls' Literature and Culture: Imperial Girls, 1880-1915 (Palgrave,
2011), which was recently won the ESSE award for best first book (English Literature). Michelle
has published numerous book chapters, primarily on the intersections of gender and empire in print
culture, as well as articles in Continuum, Victorian Periodicals Review,English Literature in
Transition and The Lion and the Unicorn.