Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Victoria Wolff

wolffAssistant Professor, Hispanic Studies

Ph.D. McGill
Office: AHB 3R08A
Extension: 80439

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:30pm


Hola! My name is Victoria Wolff and I am an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Western Ontario. I am excited to share the rich language, literature, culture, and history of the Hispanic world with students of all levels. My studies, research, and teaching have opened doors for me to travel, meet interesting people of diverse backgrounds, and continue to learn and share knowledge.

I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and spent the majority of my formative years in Albuquerque. Growing up in the “Land of Enchantment” immersed in Indo-Hispanic cultures inspired me to pursue formal study of the unique languages, literatures, and cultures of Spain and Latin America. My studies have also allowed me to live for extended periods of time in Seville, Spain and Guadalajara, Mexico.

I have a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2008), a M.A in Latin American Studies with specializations in Literature and Art History from the University of New Mexico (2002), and a B.A. in Romance Languages (Spanish) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999). After completing my Ph.D., I was thrilled to continue my research and teaching career in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at UWO.

My main research interest is the intersection of literature and music and I enjoy integrating what I learn from my projects into the classes I teach. Using a variety of approaches, methods and materials, I also enjoy teaching courses on literature and film and important figures of the transatlantic Hispanic world.

On a personal level, I am a very busy mom of a 2+ year-old baby girl and a brand new baby boy. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends.

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Publications in Peer-Refereed Anthologies

Pepita Jim?nez en el teatro l?rico: De final feliz a la tragedia.” El modo tr?gico y la cultura hisp?nica. Eds. Ricardo de la Fuente Ballesteros and Jes?s P?rez-Magall?n. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2008. 43-52.

Publications in Peer-Refereed Journals

“Musico-literary Dialogue in Los r?os profundos by Jos? Mar?a Arguedas.” Hispanic Journal (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) 32.1 (Spring 2011): 27-44.

Accepted and Forthcoming Publications in Peer-Refereed Journals

“Word-Music Relations and the Musical Performance History of Juan Zorrilla de San Mart?n’s Poem Tabar?: Interview with Composer Sergio Cervetti.” Revista laboratorio (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile). Accepted on May 11, 2012 and forthcoming in Number 6 (Fall 2012).

“The Construction of National and Transnational Hispanic Identities in Two Operatic Adaptations of Juan Zorrilla de San Mart?n’s Poem Tabar?.” Ars Lyrica (Journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations). Accepted on June 7, 2012 and forthcoming in Number 20 (Fall 2012).

“Specters of Bohemia: Music and Ghostly Appearances in the Dramatic and Musical-dramatic Adaptations of P?o Baroja’s Short Story “Ca?dos.” Hispanet Journal (Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA). Special Issue on the Day of the Dead: “Monsters, Ghosts, Devils, and Orishas in Latin-American and Peninsular Literature, Film, and Music.” Accepted on August 17, 2012 and forthcoming in Volume 6 (Winter 2013).


The Transatlantic Studies Research Group

The Performance Studies Research Group

Latin American Studies Minor in the Department of History