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Lourdes Jimenez

1990 - Ph.D.,  University of Massachusetts, Golden Age Spanish Literature

Research Interests and Background

My research originally focused on two seventeenth century Spanish writers of novella: Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor and Mariana de Caravajal y Saavedra. I always have been interested in strong females that challenged the traditional social order and were considered ahead of their times. This interest includes a nun who wrote the first treatise about female prisons and some of the convicts. Currently, I am researching a 1587 chivalry novel, believed to be the only one written by a female Spanish writer.


I have extensive experience teaching all levels of Spanish language, culture and literature.

Some of the courses that I teach are:

  • SP201-SP202   Intermediate Spanish (including Intermediate Spanish for Business)
  • SP301-SP302    Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • SP355  Culture and Civilization of Spain
  • SP357  Introduction to Spanish Literature
  • SP361  Spanish Literature pre 1700
  • SP371   The Supernatural in Spanish Literature
  • SP372   Spanish Old Ballads: Love, Death and Fate

Contact Information

Prof. Jimenez

Lourdes Noemi Jimenez
Associate Professor, Spanish Studies
Department of Modern Languages
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 641-7007

Office: 430 Alumni Hall

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