The Restoration to Victorian ("ResVic") 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, the Caribbean and North America. 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 Peter Diamond or Hannah LeClair to be added to the listserv.
• ACLA: American Comparative Literature Association
• ASECS: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
• MLA: Modern Language Association
• NASSR: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
• NAVSA: North American Victorian Studies Association
• The Dickens Project
• 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 Victorian pages.
A Virtual Discussion of John Ruskin with Graduate ConsortiumApril 7, 2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
A Work-in-Progress by Molly YoungApril 21, 2023 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
A Presentation by Anastasia Eccles (Yale)April 15, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Book Launch Party: The Science of Character by S. Pearl BrilmyerMarch 29, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Nicholas Dames (Columbia), 'The Days of Our Novelistic Lives: Circadian Chapters in Victorian Fiction'February 24, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Jane Hu (Berkeley): "Generic Protagonists: Asian Americans at the End of the Novel"December 2, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Hannah LeClair WIP, "'Urbanized Rusticity' in the Midcentury Novel"November 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Russ Leo (Princeton), "Milton, Spinoza, and the Critique of Institutions: Natural Religion and Rational Religion”November 3, 2021 - 5:15pm to 6:45pm
Welcome Back! A Group (Re)reading of Catherine Gallagher's 'George Eliot: Immanent VictorianSeptember 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Cassidy Holahan, "Playing the Part: Performative character on stage and in the novel" WIPApril 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Jonathan Grossman, "Standardizing Parts and Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court"April 1, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sal Nicolazzo, "Chance of Storms: Olaudah Equiano’s Climate of Risk"February 19, 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm