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Lola Hidalgo-Calle


Lola Hidalgo-Calle

Meet Lola Hidalgo-Calle

Professor, Spanish, Languages and Linguistics


1988 University of Alabama, B.A.
1990 University of Alabama, M.A.
1997 University of Alabama, Ph.D.

Courses Taught:

Elementary Spanish
Advanced Spanish
Conversational Spanish
Hispanic Women Writers
Hispanic Cinema
Hispanic Culture and Civilization
General Spanish Literature II

Career Specialties:

Lola Hidalgo-Calle’s specialties are in 20th-century peninsular Spanish literature, Spanish poetry and Latin American literature as well as foreign language teaching and Spanish culture. She teaches all levels of Spanish language, culture and literature.

Professional and Community Activities:

Hidalgo-Calle's research deals with 20th and 21st-century Spanish writers and poets. She has published two books, Elementos Populares y Existencialistas en la Poesía de Rafael Montesinos (Existencial and Popular Elements in the Poetry of Rafael Montesinos) and the other is a translation from Spanish to English of a book of Rafael Montesinos’ poems titled Último Cuerpo de Campanas (The Last Toll of the Bells) with Mark Putnam. Two of the translated Montesinos poems have been published in The Tampa Review. Her latest book project involves interviews with current women poets from Spain and the translation to English of several of their selected poems.

Hidalgo-Calle has also published multiple scholarly articles in the field of Spanish literature and frequently gives presentations at regional and national conferences. She is an ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Certified Oral Proficiency Interview Tester and a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and several other professional organizations, including the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). Her recognitions include an award from the Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales of the Spanish embassy. Hidalgo-Calle is also a frequent volunteer with the migrant worker community.