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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. 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.

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


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

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.





Upcoming Events

  • Nasser Mufti

    Author of Civilizing War: Imperial Politics and the Poetics of National Rupture
    February 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Past Events