The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada will host our 2023 Conference: Victorian Making / Making Victorians in Winnipeg on May 5 and May 6, 2023. The conference, which will be held in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, will feature Dr. Tina Young Choi (York University) and Dr. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Toronto Metropolitan University) as plenary speakers. Join us not only to explore Victorian Making / Making Victorians but also to celebrate the 50-year anniversaries of both VSAWC and Victorian Review.

Image: Detail of handmade lace tablecloth from the collection of Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre.

VSAWC 2023: Victorian Making / Making Victorians is co-hosted by Dr. Carla Manfredi (University of Winnipeg) and Dr. Vanessa Warne (University of Manitoba). Please contact us by email at

Sponsorship for VSAWC 2023

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support of this conference:

  • The University of Winnipeg
  • The Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media; University of Manitoba
  • The University of Manitoba’s Institute for the Humanities
  • Victorian Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Victorian Studies