Professor (Athenian Literature and Culture) * on leave 2016-2017 *
PhD (UC Berkeley)
Phone: (416) 978-8513
Room: LI 214
Bio and Research
Victoria Wohl works on the literature and culture of classical Athens. Her research spans a variety of genres, poetic and prosaic, and focuses on the social relations, political thought, and psychic life of the democratic polis. She is the author of Intimate Commerce: Exchange, Gender, and Subjectivity in Greek Tragedy (Texas, 1998), Love Among the Ruins: The Erotics of Democracy in Classical Athens (Princeton, 2002), and Law’s Cosmos: Juridical Discourse in Athenian Forensic Oratory (Cambridge, 2010), and editor of a collection entitled Probabilities, Hypotheticals, and Counterfactuals in Ancient Greek Thought (Cambridge, 2014). Her most recent book, Euripides and the Politics of Form (Princeton, 2015), was based on her 2011 Martin Classical Lectures.
Wohl received her BA from Harvard College and MA and PhD from University of California, Berkeley. Before joining the UofT Classics Department in 2006, she taught at the Ohio State University and University of Texas at San Antonio, and also spent time at the Center for Hellenic Studies and the Institute for Advanced Study. She was co-editor of Phoenix (2007-2009) and speaker for the CAC Western Tour (2011) and Central Tour (2014).
Specialization: Athenian Literature and Culture