Welcome! Work in Nineteenth-Century Studies (WINCS) at the University of Toronto provides a forum for interdisciplinary investigations into all aspects of nineteenth-century literature and culture. Housed within the Department of English, WINCS is open to all faculty and graduate students at Universities from around the GTA. WINCS regularly invites UofT faculty and Visiting Scholars to present their ongoing research in an informal setting.

Speakers either present papers or share a work-in-progress. Work-in-progress papers to be discussed at meetings are circulated in advance to Listserv subscribers.
If you are not on the list but would like to receive information about WINCS events, please see this website's "Join / Contact" page.

Nineteenth-Century Graduate Student Reading Group
Local grad students in nineteenth-century studies have formed a reading group, which meets before each WINCS presentation to discuss a reading recommended by the speaker. New members are always welcome! Please visit the UofT Nineteenth-Century Reading Group website or email: Angela Du, Nicole Dufoe, or Emily Halliwell-Macdonald.

WINCS is a proud supporter of the Vincent A. De Luca Lecture in Nineteenth-Century Studies.


January 2020, Date and Time TBA | Jackman Humanities Bldg. (JHB), Room TBA
"Mary Shelley and Viral Sovereignty"
Paper Presentation by Anjuli Raza Kolb, Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto

February 2020, Date and Time TBA | Jackman Humanities Bldg. (JHB), Room TBA
Paper Presentation by Dustin Friedman, Assistant Professor of Literature, American University | A WINCS Co-Sponsored Event

March 2020, Date and Time TBA | Jackman Humanities Bldg. (JHB), Room TBA
"Bookmaking: Reading and Writing Books in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
Paper Presentation by Sarah Bull, Assistant Professor of English, Ryerson University

Thursday, March 26, 2020. 4:15 p.m. | Jackman Humanities Bldg. (JHB), Room 616
"'The eye, unassisted by any art': The Paradox of Realism in Ruskin's Modern Painters I"
Vincent A. De Luca Lecture in Nineteenth-Century Studies, with Thomas Pfau, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, Duke University | A WINCS Supported Event

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 noon | Location and Room TBA
Paper Presentation by Daegan Miller, author of This Radical Land | A WINCS Co-Sponsored Event, in conjunction with the School of the Environment Seminar Series and the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Environmental Humanities Working Group

Future Speakers: 2020-2021
Carrie Tirado Bramen, Professor of English, SUNY, Buffalo
Joel Faflak, Professor of English Studies, Western University
Cindy Weinstein, Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)