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.
• 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.
February 9, 2006 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Susan Greenfield (Fordham University), "The Absent-Minded Heroine: Or, Elizabeth Bennet has a Thought."February 2, 2006 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Jennifer Snead (UPenn), WIP: "Epic for an Information Age?: Pope's Dunciad of 1743 and the Theater Licensing Act."December 1, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
"Wampum Belts and Tomahawks on an Irish Estate: The Collected Exotic Object and the Construction of Eighteenth-Century Imperial Identities" [co-sponsored with the Atlantic Studies Seminar].November 15, 2005 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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