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The ResVic Working Group is coordinated and funded by the Department of English. 


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 Mursal Sidiqi or Ailin Jain 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

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 Victorian pages.


Past Events