Profile PictureKaren Bourrier is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include nineteenth-century literature and culture, disability studies, the digital humanities, and women’s writing. With Susan Brown and Anthony Mandal, she is currently writing a narrative history of women’s writing in the long nineteenth-century, based on data from the Orlando Project.

She is the author of The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in mid-Victorian Fiction (University of Michigan Press, 2015) and Victorian Bestseller: The Life of Dinah Craik (University of Michigan Press, 2019). Bourrier’s articles have appeared in journals such as ELH 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 a lecturer in the CAS writing program at Boston University.

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