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Memorial Traveling Fellow and spent the year of 1914-1915 at the University of Madrid and that of 1915-1916 at the University of Paris. He often mentioned to the writer the names of the distinguished Hispanists, English, French, and Spanish, whom he met or under whom he studied while abroad. Upon his return to the United States, he assumed the position of Associate Professor of Romance Languages at Indiana University. He was appointed Professor in 1922, and, in 1934, Head of the recently-established Department of Spanish. He resigned as Head in 1951 and retired from teaching in 1958, as Professor Emeritus, but continued to maintain his office on the campus and to interest himself in departmental and campus activities. He never married . Professor Hill had many interests and was well and widely read, but he was especially devoted to Hispanic literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the drama in particular, and to Spanish lexicography. Besides critical editions of six comedias, prepared by himself or in collaboration and still cited as models of careful scholarship, he published, in a convenient arrangement , the indice general alfabético de todos los títulos de comedias of Francisco Medel del Castillo in volume LXXV (1929) of Revue Hispanique. Among his more important contributions to Spanish lexicography are Voces germanescas (1949), a companion volume to his previously published Poesías germanescas (1945), and his last significant work, the Universal vocabulario of Alfonso de Palencia, published by the Spanish Academy in 1957. Professor Hill was a life member of both the Modern Language Association and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, a member also of Phi Beta Kappa, the Modern Humanities Research Association, and of our own group of Comediantes, and a corresponding member of The Hispanic Society of America. As significant as his scholarly achievements are, it is the man who is best remembered by those who had the privilege of knowing him. He was modest and kindly, unusually generous with his time, talent, and experience to those who came or wrote to him seeking his advice and counsel. He displayed constantly an amazingly serene and cheerful approach to life. This, with his remarkable mind and phenomenal memory, he was permitted to retain to the end, and he was spared any period of lingering or helplessness, which he dreaded. Plans for a volume of studies devoted to his interests to have been presented to him in recognition of his achievements are now being carried forward in memoriam of a distinguished Hispanist , a beloved colleague, and a good friend. Walter Poesse, Indiana University Encore: Hofmannsthal — Calderón The various reviews of Egon Schwarz's Hofmannsthal und Calderón (Cambridge, Mass, 1962) remind me that a number of interesting references to Calderón in the Richard Strauss — Hugo von Hofmannsthal Briefwechsel might be of interest to the Comediantes. See the Gesamtausgabe, third edition by Willi Schuh, Zürich, Atlantis Verlag , 1964, pp. 22, 30 - 31, 34, 35, 456. Karl-Ludwig Selig Cornell University 29 ...

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ISSN
1944-0928
Print ISSN
0007-5108
Pages
p. 29
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-08
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No
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