Professor Karen Bourrier
B.A. English Lang & Or Literature, Queen's University, 2003
Doctor of Philosophy English Lang & Or Literature, Cornell University, 2009
Master of Studies English Lang & Or Literature, University of Oxford, 2004
Areas of Research
Karen Bourrier is Associate 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, 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 Victorian Literature and Culture and Victorian Studies. She is project director of a digital resource peer-reviewed by NINES, Nineteenth-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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