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
Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Anahid NersessianNovember 12, 2020 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Zachary Samalin, “Horizons of Expectoration: Nineteenth-Century Disgust and Its AfterlivesOctober 8, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Talk by Pearl Brilmyer and Filippo TrentinSeptember 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
ResVic: Discussion of Anderson's Imagined CommunitiesSeptember 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Talk by Kathryn Temple: “What's Love Got to Do With it? Desire, Disgust, and Feeling Just”March 26, 2019 - 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Nasser Mufti, "C.L.R. James in the Nineteenth Century"February 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Celebration and Discussion of Populating the Novel by Emily SteinlightSpecial Meeting of the Res-Vic Working GroupDecember 6, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Zach Fruit, "In Common: Land Enclosure and the Idea of the Rise of the Novel" WIPNovember 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Kathryn Temple (Georgetown), "What's Love Got to Do With It? Desire, Disgust and Feeling Just."November 15, 2018 - 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Anna Kornbluh, "Realism Redux: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the symbolic logic of social space"April 23, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm