Karen Bourrier is Lecturer at Boston University. Her book, Strength out of Weakness: 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 Contexts, Dickens 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 forthcoming in NINES, Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts, available at www.
At Boston University, she teaches two first-year writing seminars growing out of these research interests: “Disability in Contemporary American Culture” and “Revisiting Fairy Tales”. She also teaches “Modernism and its Discontents” in the Kilichand Honors College.