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.

Papers discussed at meetings are circulated in advance to Listserv subscribers, unless otherwise noted.
If you are not on the list but would like to attend, 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: Amy Coté or Chris Kelleher


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:15 pm, Jackman Humanities Bldg., Room 718
"Epistemology, Belief, and the Status of Fiction in James Anthony Froude’s The Nemesis
of Faith

Paper Presentation by Amy Coté, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, University of Toronto
"'Drafts upon Heaven': Occidental Avatars and Oriental Debts in Robert Southey’s The Curse of Kehama (1810)"
Paper Presentation by Chris Kelleher, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, University of Toronto

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:30 pm, Jackman Humanities Bldg., Room 616
"World Without Us: The Problem of the Non-Human in Fin-De-Siecle Fantasy"
Paper Presentation by John Plotz, Professor of English, Brandeis University

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:15 pm, Jackman Humanities Bldg., Room 718
"The Drama of the Ineffable: Charles Lamb, Edmund Kean, and Keatsian Hieroglyphics"
Work-in-Progress Session with Terry F. Robinson, Assistant Professor of English, University of Toronto

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:15 pm, Jackman Humanities Bldg., Room 617
"The End of the Line for High Epic in the Era of Romanticism"
Work-in-Progress Session with Ian Balfour, Professor of English, York University

March 2018 (Date and Time TBA)
Title TBA
Work-in-Progress Session with Nancy Yousef, Professor of English, The Graduate Center and Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)


Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Jackman Humanities Bldg., Room 616
Title TBA
Paper Presentation by Devoney Looser, Professor of English, Arizona State University
For more information about the De Luca Lecture, please visit the following website: The Vincent A. De Luca Lecture in Nineteenth-Century Literature


Work-in-Progress Session with Carolyn Williams, Professo of English, Rutgers University

Work-in-Progress Session with Jeffrey N. Cox, Professor of English, University of Colorado at Boulder

Work-in-Progress Session with Michael Nicholson, Assistant Professor of English, McGill University