Karen Bourrier (@kbourrier) is an assistant professor of English at the University of Calgary. Her book, The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in the mid-Victorian Novel, has recently been published by the University of Michigan Press. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Victorian Literature and Culture and Nineteenth-Century Contexts. She is project director of Nineteenth-Century Disability, a digital archive, peer reviewed by NINES. In addition to directing a digital edition of Dinah Craik’s correspondence, she is currently writing a biography of Craik.
Kailey Fukushima (@kaileyfukushima) is a Master’s student in English at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include Victorian popular literature and culture, food studies, material culture, and the digital humanities. Kailey began working on the Digital Dinah Craik project in May 2015 after receiving funding from the University of Calgary’sProgram for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE). She has also worked as a Digitization Assistant at the University of Calgary’s Digitization and Repository Services.
Janice Parker (@jr_parker) is a PhD student in English at the University of Calgary whose current research interests include Medieval and Early Modern drama, performativity, and material culture. She enjoys playing detective when transcribing nearly illegible handwritten letters and hunting down facts from 19th century England and for a recent class project created a site on Victorian illustrator and humorist Georgina Bowers. She also wishes she had half the energy and organization skills as Dinah Craik.
Hannah Anderson (@hannahleayyc) is a current undergraduate at the University of Calgary studying for a BA in English with Honours and a Creative Writing Concentration. Her research interests include Victorian literature, Canadian magical realism, and Shakespearian drama. As a fiction writer, she is also interested in the representation of athletics and sports in fiction. Involvement in the Digital Dinah Craik project will allow her to research historical writerly correspondence and explore the life of a Victorian novelist.
Kylee-Anne Hingston (@KyleeAnneH) is a term lecturer in the English Department at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon. Her research interests include Victorian literature, disability, religion, narratology, children’s literature, and pedagogy. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as Victorian Literature and Culture, Victorian Periodicals Review, and Women’s Writing, and in the digital collection Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts.