Photo of Karen BourrierKaren Bourrier is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary.  Her book, The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in Victorian Fiction, is forthcoming from University of Michigan Press.  Her articles have appeared in journals such as Victorian Literature and Culture, Prose Studies, Nineteenth-Century ContextsDickens Studies Annual, and the Victorian Review. She has edited a special issue of Women’s Writing on the best-selling Victorian author, Dinah Craik.  She is project director of digital resource peer-reviewed by NINESNineteenth-Century Disability:  Cultures and Contexts, available at www.nineteenthcenturydisability.org. She received her PhD from Cornell University in 2009.  Her research interests include Victorian literature and culture, disability studies, the digital humanities, and women’s writing.

At the University of Calgary this fall, she will be teaching ENGL 445, Literature of the Early Victorian Period.  She has also taught at Boston University.