Bio

Profile PictureKaren Bourrier is Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include Victorian literature and culture, disability studies, the digital humanities, and women’s writing. She is the author of The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in mid-Victorian Fiction (U of Michigan P, 2015);her second book Victorian Bestseller: The Life of Dinah Craik is also forthcoming from the U of Michigan Press in Spring 2019. Bourrier’s articles have appeared in journals such as Victorian Literature and Culture and Victorian Studies. She is project director of a digital resource peer-reviewed by NINESNineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts. Before coming to the University of Calgary, she was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario and has also taught at Boston University.