Karen Bourrier

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Western Ontario, September 2011-present.


the Victorian novel, gender, disability studies, history of medicine, women’s writing


Guest Editor.  Women’s Writing.  Special Issue on Dinah Mulock Craik.  Forthcoming.

“Dinah Mulock Craik and Benjamin Mulock: Re-reading the Role of the Male Relative in the Woman Writer’s Career.” Prose Studies 33.3 (December 2011): 174-187.

“Narrating Insanity in the Letters of Thomas Mulock and Dinah Mulock Craik.”  Victorian Literature and Culture Volume 39 (Spring 2011): 203-222.

“‘The Spirit of a Man and the Limbs of a Cripple’:  Disability, Masculinity and Sentimentality in Charlotte Yonge’s The Heir of Redclyffe.Victorian Review, Special Issue on Disability,  Volume 35, no 2 (Fall 2009): 117-131.

“Reading Laura Bridgman:  Literacy and Disability in Dickens’s American Notes.” Dickens Studies Annual, Volume 40 (Summer 2009): 37-60.


Lecturer, Boston University, September 2009-August 2011 (on leave).

PhD, Cornell University, August 2009.

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