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    Dr Michelle J. Smith

Michelle J. Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Monash University, where she teaches fairy tale and children’s literature. She is currently completing a study of female beauty entitled Beautiful Girls: Consumer Culture in British Literature and Magazines, 1850–1914. Michelle is the author of From Colonial to Modern: Transnational Girlhood in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Children’s Literature (1840-1940) (2018), with Clare Bradford and Kristine Moruzi and Empire in British Girls’ Literature and Culture: Imperial Girls, 1880–1915 (2011). Michelle writes regularly for popular media and has published articles in the Age, Washington Post, the Guardian, New Statesman and the Sydney Morning Herald.