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Modern Languages & Literatures

Jennifer L. Eich, Ph.D.

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

Office: University Hall 4624
Phone: 310.338.2716
Email: Jennifer.Eich@lmu.edu

Area of Specialization:

Colonial Spanish-American conventual writings, 19th-century and contemporary Mexican narratives and poetry, Latin American and Latino/a women writers.

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.  Eds. 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.
  • The Other Mexican Muse: Sor María Anna Águeda de San Ignacio (1695 1756). New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2004.
  • 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.