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. 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. 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.
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)
• 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
• 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.
Ronald Paulson (Johns Hopkins University), "Fielding, Hogarth, and Cruelty" [English Department Lecture Series].November 10, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
October 27, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Brett Wilson (College of William and Mary), WIP: "Maudlin Whigs: On Women Who Cry (and Worse) at Cato."May 19, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Helen Thompson (Northwestern University), "Ingenuous Subjection: Eighteenth-Century Women's Political Difference."March 17, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
"'Describing What Never Happened': Jane Austen and the History of Missed Opportunities."February 17, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
February 2, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
January 11, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Marc Redfield (Claremont Graduate University), "Terrorism and the Humanities" [English Deaprtment Lecture Series event]; workshop on Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in FranceNovember 11, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
October 28, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Matthew Rubery (Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow, UPenn), WIP: "Why Victorian Heroines Read the Shipping News."September 30, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm