Alicia

Alicia López Operé

Assistant Professor , General Faculty
NCH 465

 

University of Virginia, 2014 – present

Co-director for SPAN 3010 & 3020

University of Virginia in Valencia, advisor, promotion

 

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

  • 20th-21th century Spanish poetry, theater and poetic performance
  • Contemplative Pedagogies
  • Language for the Professions

Teaches:

  • SPAN 3300: Text and Interpretation
  • SPAN 3050: Spanish for Medical Professionals
  • SPAN 3410: Survey of Spanish Literature II (1800 to present)
  • SPAN 3010: Grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 3020: Advanced Grammar and Composition

Publications

“Mirada de mujer a mujer. Notas sobre El color de agosto, de Paloma Pedrero”, en Historia de un escenario. Cuarenta años de teatro en español en la Universidad de Virginia. Fernando Operé and Fernando Valverde eds. Valparaíso USA and Sonámbulos Ediciones, 2020.

 “Anverso y Reverso de un Comienzo: Parelelos Temáticos y Simbólicos en Génesis de la luz y Biografía sola, de Jaime Siles” en 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.

Recent presentations and panel/conference organizer

“The Compassionate Reader. New Approach to Feedback and Peer Review” as part of the panel  “New writing assignments for language, film, and composition courses.” Institute of World Languages round table, University of Virginia (speaker and organizer.) November, 2019.

“Prácticas pedagógicas contemplativas en la enseñanza de lengua extranjera”. Alicia López Operé, Esther Poveda Moreno y Zaida Villanueva García. Spanish Professionals in America. XXXIX Congreso Internacional de ALDEEU. Valencia, Spain, June 2019 (speaker and conference organizer).

“Movement practice” as part of “Contemplative Pedagogy in World Languages”. Institute of World Languages Annual Faculty Retreat. May, 2019.

“Final Project Presentation: a Student-Centered Symposium in Spanish for Medical Professionals”, as part of the panel “Languages in the Real World: A Showcase of Learning Projects in Language for Specific Purposes courses at UVA.” Institute of World Languages round table, University of Virginia. April, 2019.

"Jornada de relajación". Alicia López-Operé, Esther Poveda Moreno, Zaida Villanueva García. Language Commons students activity. University of Virginia, April 2019 (presenter and co-organizer).

“3D Printing for Medical Spanish. A collaborative project showcase.” Teaching with Technology Summit. University of Virginia. October, 2018. XXXVIII Congreso Internacional de ALDEEU. University of Virginia, June 2018 (conference organizer).

“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.