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.

Future Speakers:
Carrie Tirado Bramen, Professor of English, SUNY, Buffalo
“‘Journey-work of the Stars’: A Cultural History of Astrology in the United States”
Thursday, February 29, 4:00-5:30p.m. - Reception to follow
Where: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 616 (170 St. George Street)

Professor Bramen will also give a talk hosted by the American Literature Research Collaborative:
“American Niceness: Then and Now”
Friday, March 1, 3:00-5:00p.m.
Where: 1 Devonshire Place (Munk School of Global Affairs), Rm. 108N (North House)

We hope you’ll be able to attend one or both events!

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: Colleen McDonell or Alexander Thomas.