1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Victoria Olwell

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

414 Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

MW 3:00 - 5:00
and by appointment

Degrees

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2003
M.A. University of Chicago, 1990
B.A. University of Virginia, 1989

Specialties

American, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Modernism

Books

The Genius of Democracy, Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011

Articles

  • 'It Spoke Itself': Female Genius and Eccentric Politics," forthcoming in American Literature, March 2005.
  • "The Body Types: Corporeal Documents and Body Politics Circa 1900," in Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture, ed. Leah Price and Pamela Thurschwell (Aldershot: Ashgate Press, forthcoming 2005).
  • "Typewriters and the Vote," Signs 29 (Autumn 2003): 55-83.
  • “Weeping Men” (book review), The Minnesota Review 52-4 (Fall 2001): 353-357.

Awards and Honors

  • University Teaching Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • University of Virginia Summer Research Grant, 2007
  • University of Virginia Summer Research Grant, 2006
  • Lantern Society’s Award for Women’s Education, Spring 2005
  • Walter and Carol Blair Dissertation-Year Fellowship, 1999-2000
  • Norman Maclean Instructorship, Winter 1996
  • Marcia Tillotson Travel Grant, Fall 1995
  • Honorable Mention, Best Graduate Student Paper Contest, American Women
  • Writers of Color Conference, October 1995.
  • Mellon Summer Dissertation Grant, 1993
  • Award from Waller Scholarship Fund, University of Chicago, 1991
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1990-93
  • Century Scholarship, University of Chicago, 1989
  • Wagenheim Scholarship, University of Virginia, 1988