Works incorporated in the analysis include A Gentle Creature, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils and The Brothers Karamazov.
Dr Katalin Gaal was born in Budapest, Hungary and moved to Australia at the age of 12. From a young age she has had a love of reading and books.
She completed her Honours thesis on Henry Lawson entitled The loneliness of the bush: an aesthetic textual study of selected short stories by Henry Lawson in 1997 . She went on to complete her PhD in 2013 at the University of Queensland focusing on an exploration of Dostoevsky's post-Siberian fiction and the role of iconic beauty in selected works. She is also an accredited professional translator between Hungarian and English.