Shelby Preston

Shelby Preston
PhD Candidate, Graduate Instructor
04 Tate Hall

BA-Missouri State University

MA-University of Rochester

PhD-University of Missouri

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study

  • English Literature and Linguistics
  • Medieval Literature
  • Early Modern/Renaissance Literature


Research interests focus on late medieval romance.


Pronouns: she/her

Shelby’s research is interested in textual resistance to boundary relationship demonstrated in medieval romance literature. She seeks to examine linguistic and formal indeterminacy to emphasize points of contact apparent in Middle English and Middle Scots’ texts.

Awards and Honors

2020 Sewanee Medieval Studies Colloquium Fellowship, Donald E. and Mary Frances Hayden English Fellowship Award, Best English Graduate Student Paper—University of Missouri (2nd place), Lee H. Harris Scholarship