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The Restoration to Victorian ("Res-Vic") Studies Reading Group at the University of Pennsylvania brings together graduate students and faculty from various disciplines to discuss writing and cultural production in the period from the Restoration through the Victorian era. Given the reading group's recent expansion beyond strictly the Eighteenth Century, members have been interested in questions of periodicity and how we choose to define the historical boundaries of our scholarly inquiry. The group provides a space to explore different theoretical and methodological approaches to Anglophone literature produced in England, Scotland, Ireland, and in the Caribbean, North America, and other outposts of the British empire. Group activities include invited scholarly lectures from scholars worldwide and discussions of literary and critical texts. Some of the recent speakers include Isabelle Bour (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Marshall Brown (University of Washington), Jordana Rosenberg (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Tita Chico (University of Maryland), Helen Deutsch (UCLA), and David Kurnick (Rutgers). The group also provides a forum for scholars within the Penn community and beyond to present new work ("works-in-progress"), as well as hosts workshops focused on the state of the field and professionalization.

For event times and locations, as well as pre-circulated papers, please contact Zach Fruit or Kery McAuliffe to be added to the listserv.

 

Regular Members

Toni Bowers (UPenn, English, Faculty)
Michael Gamer (UPenn, English, Faculty)
Suvir Kaul (UPenn, English, Faculty)
Emily Steinlight (UPenn, English, Faculty)
Chi-ming Yang (UPenn, English, Faculty)

Alyssa Connell (UPenn, English, Grad)
Travis Lau (UPenn, English, Grad)
Alice McGrath (UPenn, English, Grad)
Clare Mullaney (UPenn, English, Grad)
Christine Woody (UPenn, English, Grad)
Mayelin Perez (UPenn, English, Grad)
Chris Chan (UPenn, English, Grad)
Riley McGuire (UPenn, English, Grad)

Resources

Related Groups at UPenn
•  American Literature Seminar, (English Department)
•  Atlantic Studies Seminar
•  McNeil Center for Early American Studies
•  The Medieval and Renaissance Discussion Group (English Department)

Organizations
•  ASECS: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
•  ECASECS: East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
•  MLA: Modern Language Association
•  NASSR: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
•  NEASECS: Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Links Pages
•   Eighteenth-Century Resources, maintained by Jack Lynch: An extensive and various collection of links on all things 18th, including a comprehensive catalogue of Eighteenth-Century E-Texts--thank you Jack!
•  Voice of the Shuttle Romantics Page, maintained by Alan Liu: An extensive collection of links to Romantic period e-text archives, author pages, organizations, and listsevs. Also helpful are the Restoration & 18th century and History of the Book pages.

 

 

 

 


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