Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Calgary


  • The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in the mid-Victorian Novel. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2015.

Special Journal Issue

  • Guest Editor. Women’s Writing. Special Issue on Dinah Mulock Craik. 20.2 (Spring 2013).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Finding the Transatlantic Audience: Dinah Craik’s Mistress and Maid in Good Words and Harper’s.” Victorian Periodical Review 49.1 (Winter 2016): 100-122.
  • “Orthopaedic Disability and the Nineteenth-Century Novel.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 36.1 (Winter 2014): 1-17.
  • “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 39.1 (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, 35.2 (Fall 2009): 117-131.
  • “Reading Laura Bridgman: Literacy and Disability in Dickens’s American Notes.Dickens Studies Annual 40 (Summer 2009): 37-60.

Invited Articles

  • “Victorian Memes.” Victorian Studies 58.2 (Winter 2016): 272-282. Selected for publication as one of the best presentations at NAVSA 2015. Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award.
  • “Supported Bodies.” Forthcoming in the Victorian Review in 2016.

Encyclopedia Entry

  • with Jennifer Esmail. “Disability and Victorian Literature.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Ed. Dino Felluga. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

Book Review

  • The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press. Victorian Review 39.1 (Spring 2013): 217-219.

Digital Scholarship

  • Digital Dinah Craik: Principal Investigator, a TEI edition of the correspondence of Dinah Craik.
  • Type-Writer Girl: Collaborator (PI Edith Law, University of Waterloo), an experimental crowdsourcing platform designed to see if curiosity about a narrative can motivate participation in the transcription of nineteenth-century letters.
  • Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts. Principle Investigator, an interdisciplinary collection of primary resources in nineteenth-century disability, annotated by scholars in the field. Peer Reviewed at NINES (Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online), 2014.
  • The Floating Academy. Founding Contributor, the official blog of the journal The Victorian Review.

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