Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Victoria Wolff

Assistant Professor, Graduate Chair, Hispanic Studies

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

Office Hours: Monday/Thursday 1:30-2:30pm


Ph.D. Hispanic Studies (2008), McGill University.

M.A. Latin American Studies (2002), The University of New Mexico.

B.A. Romance Languages (1999), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Research and Teaching Interests

Interartistic Approaches to Hispanic Literature (Literature and Music)

Transatlantic Studies

Intersections of Research and Teaching

Community Engaged Learning


Darse al diablo: Spanish Literature, Music, and Society in El Diablo Cojuelo (1878) by Composer Francisco Asenjo Barbieri and Librettists Mariano Pina Domínguez and Miguel Ramos Carrión.” Decimonónica (Journal of Nineteenth Century Hispanic Cultural Production). 12.1 (Winter 2015): n. pag. Web.

“Many Voices: Reflections on the Personal and Professional Dimensions of Community Service Learning and Graduate Education in Hispanic Studies in Canada” Memoria del Congreso Annual 2013. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese – Capítulo Ontario. Eds. Luis Abanto and David Rozotto. Ottawa: Ottawa Hispanic Studies – Series Ensayos, 2014. 115-129. Print.

“Specters of Bohemia: Music and Ghostly Appearances in the Dramatic and Musical-dramatic Adaptations of Pío Baroja’s Short Story “Caídos.” 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.” 6 (2013): n. pag. Web.

“The Construction of National and Transnational Hispanic Identities in Two Operatic Adaptations of Juan Zorrilla de San Martín’s Poem Tabaré.” Ars Lyrica (Journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, Center for European Studies, Harvard University). 20 (Fall 2012): 115-128. Print.

“Word-Music Relations and the Musical Performance History of Juan Zorrilla de San Martín’s Poem Tabaré: Interview with Composer Sergio Cervetti.” Revista laboratorio (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile) 6 (Fall 2012): n. pag. Web.’s-poem-tabare-interview-with-composer-sergio-cervetti/

“Musico-literary Dialogue in Los ríos profundos by José María Arguedas.” Hispanic Journal (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) 32.1 (Spring 2011): 27-44. Print.

Pepita Jiménez en el teatro lírico: De final feliz a la tragedia.” El modo trágico y la cultura hispánica. Eds. Ricardo de la Fuente Ballesteros and Jesús Pérez-Magallón. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2008. 43-52.

Accepted and Forthcoming

El Sistema Up North: Re-Imagining Venezuela’s Music-Education Program in Canada.” Chapter for forthcoming book manuscript entitled Latin America Made in Canada. Eds. María del Carmen Suescun Pozas (Brock University) and Alena Robin (UWO).

GEOFFREY BAKER. El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. ix-xiii + 362 pp. Book review for Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos

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