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Modern Languages & Literatures

Jennifer L. Eich

Jennifer L. Eich 
Professor of Spanish
C.Phil., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. and M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Knox College

Office: University Hall 3949
Phone: 310.338.7746
Email: jeich@lmu.edu

Area of Specialization:

Colonial Spanish-American conventual writings, colonial Spanish-American narratives, Latin American women writers, and nineteenth-century and contemporary Mexican poetry and narratives.

Selected Publications:

  • Eich, Jennifer L., Jeanne Gillespie and Lucia Guzzi Harrison, eds. Women's Voices and the Politics of the Spanish Empire: From the Convent Cell to the Imperial Court.  New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2008.
  • "Women's Religious Vitae as Political and Cultural Platform in New Spain" in Women's Voices
    and the Politics of the Spanish Empire: From the Convent Cell to the Imperial Court. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2008.
  • "Teaching Women's Spiritual Lives: The History, Politics, and Culture of Religious Women
    and Their Institutions in Colonial Society."  Approaches to Teaching Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.  Ed. Emilie L. Bergmann and Stacey Schlau.  New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2007: 55-64.
  • "Literature: Spanish America: Colonial." Volume 62.  Handbook of Latin American Studies.
    published by the Library of Congress. Austin: U of Texas P, 2007: 377-88.
  • Eich, J.L. (2004). The Other Mexican Muse: Sor María Anna Águeda de San Ignacio (1695 1756). New Orleans: University Press of the South.
  • Eich, J.L. (2001). The Body as Conventual Space of Resistance. Mapping Colonial Spanish America: Places and Commonplaces of Identity, Culture, and Experience. Ed. Mariselle Meléndez and Santa Arias. Bucknell Studies in the Latin American Literature and Theory. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press: 259 84.
  • Eich, J.L. (1998). Giving the Devil His Due: A Man's Role in Women's Spiritual Narratives. Confluencia (14)1: 67 81.