Alicia López Operé

Lecturer of Spanish
NCH 465
Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm and by appt

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2009

M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2001

Dissertation

“Poetas del siglo XXI. Los caminos de la poesía joven española” (directed by Andrew A. Anderson)

Research Interests

  • 20 th-21th- century Spanish poetry
  • contemporary poetry written in Spanish
  • contemporary theater and poetic performance

Teaching

In the US:

University of Virginia, 2014 – 2017

  • SPAN 3300: Text and Interpretation
  • SPAN 2020: Advanced Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 3050: Spanish for Medical Professionals
  • Teaching Assistant (2002-2009): Advanced Grammar and Composition; Literary Analysis; Business Spanish; Conversation and Culture; Grammar Review; Intermediate Spanish; Spanish for Beginners

University of Richmond, 2010 – 2014

  • LAIS 151: Accelerated Beginners Spanish
  • LAIS 221: Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • LAIS 302: Spanish in Fiction
  • LAIS 304: Spanish in Theater
  • LAIS 306: Spanish in Business
  • LAIS 321: Literary Spain
  • LAIS 462: Seminar: Visions of Contemporary Spain - Poets and Songwriters

Mary Baldwin College, Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Women Writers in Spanish
  • Composition
  • Approaches to Spanish Literature

University of Virginia, School of Engineering, Fall 2008

  • Spanish for Professionals

Speak, Language Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, Fall 2007 – Summer 2015

  • Courses and workshops for adults at beginner and intermediate level

Abroad:

Study Abroad Program in Valencia, Spain, Summers 2015 and 2016, University of Virginia.

  • SPAN 3300, Text and Interpretation
  • SPAN 3030, Cultural Conversations
  • SPAN 2020, Advanced Intermediate Spanish
  • Literary Analysis and Intermediate Spanish (Summer 2003, 2005 and 2006).

Assistant Director, Argentina Summer Program, Summer 2011, University of Richmond.

  • LAIS 302: Spanish Through Literature

Co-director/Instructor/Translator, May Term Abroad in El Salvador, May 2010, Mary Baldwin College.

University of Virginia Semester at Sea, Summer 2007.

  • Conversation and Culture 200 and 300 level

Publications

“Anverso y Reverso de un Comienzo: Parelelos Temáticos y Simbólicos en Génesis de la luz y Biografía sola, de Jaime Siles”. La poesía de Jaime Siles: desvelo del lenguaje. Madrid: Siglo XXI, 2014.

Book reviews

Rivero, Isel. Words Are Witnesses / Las Palabras Son Testigos. Madrid: Verbum, 2010. Reviewed in Cuadernos de Aldeeu, 24 (2012): 287-289.

Sixth Edition of Puentes. Spanish for Intensive and High-Beginners Courses. Patti J. Marinelli and Lizette Mujica Laughlin. Boston: Heinle Cengage Learning, 2014.

Second Edition of Tornasol. Guía para la interpretación de textos literarios y cine. Antonio Sobejano-Morán. Wilkes Barrea, PA: Panda Publications, 2017.

Presentations

“De la poesía de la experiencia a la experiencia fragmentada: dos jóvenes poetas españoles del siglo XXI”. MIFLC Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Conference, College of Charleston, October 2015.

“Síntesis dramática. Microteatro español en el siglo XXI”. Carolina Conference on Romance Languages. UNC – Chapel Hill, April 2015.

“Sexo 10.0, la parodia de la deshumanización y cibersexo en la era del chat”. Carolina Conference on Romance Languages. UNC – Chapel Hill, April 2014. Panel organizer

“Alberto Santamaría: La ironía de lo mundano solemne”. KFLC Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, April 2013.

“Elena Medel: la lógica de lo onírico”, SAMLA. Atlanta, November 2011.

“La visión miope en Echado a perder, de Carlos Pardo, poeta fragmentado del siglo XXI,” International Conference on Poetry of Spain and Hispanic-America. Wake Forest University, April 2010.

“Poesía española del siglo XXI. Joven poesía en antología.” Conference on Spanish and Hispanic American Poetry. University of Virginia, November 2007 (speaker and organizer).

“Joven poesía española en antología.” MIFLC Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Conference. Roanoke, October 2007.

“Sabina, el poeta en la ciudad.” MIFLC Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Conference. James Madison University, October 2006. Panel organizer.

“Un narrador cubista en Doña Inés.” KFLC Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, April 2005