Nineteenth-century literature and culture has become a robust area of research and teaching in the University of Calgary English Department. Over the past two academic years, three new hires in nineteenth-century British literature have added to existing strengths in nineteenth-century American, early Canadian, and late Victorian British literature. In all, seven faculty members teach and research various aspects of nineteenth-century literature, ranging from the rhetoric of sentiment in American women’s writing to the representation of Canada in Thomas Hardy’s fiction. Particular areas of research strength include speculative fiction, women’s writing, and the digital humanities.