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
Juliet Shields (Ohio State University), WIP: "Scotland's to be a bryde."April 6, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
William Galperin (Rutgers University), WIP: "Jane Austen's Histories of the Present."March 24, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Michael McKeon (Rutgers University), "The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge."March 19, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Jennifer Snead (UPenn), WIP: "The mind in motion: A review of Harriet Kirkley's A Biographer at Work: Samuel Johnson's Notes for the "Life of Pope" (Bucknell 2002)."March 2, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ina Ferris (University of Ottawa), "Melancholy and the'Narrative Situation' of History in Post-Enlightenment Scotland."February 19, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Scott Krawczyk (UPenn), WIP: "Siblings in Love: The Wordsworths' Collaborative Relationship."February 3, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Edmund Burke, Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful (1757).January 20, 2004 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Discussion: William Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty (1753).December 2, 2003 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Henry Abelove (Wesleyan University), "The Patriot's Song."November 17, 2003 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Scott Krawczyk (UPenn), WIP: "Collaboration in the Wordsworth and Aikin Households."November 11, 2003 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm