Jeanne Gillespie, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Office of Interdisciplinary Programs

I would be happy to work with students interested in research on the representation of women in local and global contexts. I am also active in research in the Spanish-speaking world (which, of course includes the United States). I would encourage students to look at how Mississippi fits into the global economy (and has for severl thousand years).

Books:

Women’s Voices and the Politics of the Spanish Empire: From Convent Cell to Imperial Court. Collection of essays edited with Jennifer Eich and Lucia Guzzi-Harrison. University Press of the South, 2008.

Saints and Warriors: Tlaxcalan Perspectives on the Conquest of Tenochtitlan. University Press of the South, 2004.


Book Chapters:

“Malinche: Fleshing out the Foundational Fictions of the Conquest of Mexico.” Laura Esquivel's Fiction: Re-imagining Identity, Gender, and Genre in Mexico. Willingham, Elizabeth, ed., Sussex Press, 2010. Winner of the Harvey L. Johnson Book Award from the Southwest Council on Latin American Studies for 2011.

“Catarina de San Juan and the Politics of Conversion and Empire.” in Women’s Voices and the Politics of the Spanish Empire: From Convent Cell to Imperial Court. Collection of essays edited with Jennifer Eich and Lucia Guzzi-Harrison. University Press of the South. 2008.

“Finding the Global in the Local: Explorations in Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching.” With Marjorie Rhine in Damrosch, David. Approaches to Teaching World Literature. New York: MLA, 2008.

“Abstinence, Balance, and Political Control in Mesoamerica.” Celibacy and Religious Traditions. Carl Olsen, ed. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

“Talking out of Church: Women Arguing Theology in Sor Juana’s loa to the Divino Narciso.” Unruly Catholic Women and their Writings. DelRosso, Jeana; Eicke, Leigh; and Kothe, Ana, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

“Life and Death along the Waterways of South Louisiana: Isleño Oral Narratives and the Hurricane of 1915.” Recovering the US Hispanic Heritage. v. 4. Houston: Arte Público Press. 2002.

“Gender, Ethnicity and Piety: the Case of the China poblana.” Past Recovering: Essays on Latin American Popular Culture. 19-37. Eva Bueno and Terry Caesar, eds. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.

“Cacaxtla: a Discussion of the Symbol Systems.” “In Love and War: Hummingbird Lore” and Other Selected Papers from LAILA/ ALILA's 1988 Symposium. Mary H. Pruess, ed. Culver City, CA: Labyrinthos, 1989, 29-45.

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

“The Codex of Tlaxcala: Indigenous Petitions and the Discourse of Heterarchy.” HIPERTEXTO 13 (January 2011).

“Amerindian Women’s Voices in Aztec Society and the Spanish Colony.” Cuaderno internacional de estudios hispánicos y lingüstica. (Spring 2005).

“Establishing World Order in Mesoamerica: the Codex Mendoza and the Lienzo de Tlaxcala.” in Indiana Journal of Hispanic Literatures 13.1 (Fall 1998): 93-99.

Critical Essays:

“Sex, Love, and Culture in Mesoamerica.” Encyclopedia of Sex, Love, and Culture. William Burns, ed. Greenwood Press, 2008.

“Religion in the Americas.” in Encyclopedia of Holy People, Phyllis Jestice, ed. Berkeley: ABC-CLIO Press, 2004.

“Shared Stories, Diverse Expressions.” Visiones/Vision Catalogue. Baton Rouge: Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Fall 2001.

Posters, Podcasts, Translations, Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Articles, and Exhibits

Poster “Flowers and Songs of Healing: Mesoamerican Midwives and Curative Practices: An Exploration of Ethnobotanical Poetics” University Research Council Awards Day, Hattiesburg, MS 2012.

Poster “Birthing War: The Ochpanitztli Festivals Gulf Coast Connections” University Research Council Awards Day, Hattiesburg, MS 2011.

Host for “New Books in Popular Culture,” Podcast.

o July 13, 2011. Interview with Mark McHarry and Paul Malone about Boy’s Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre. Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry, and Dru Pagliasotti, eds. (MacFarland, 2010).

o November 17, 2011. Interview with Ethelia Ruíz Medrano about Mexico’s Indigenous Communities: Their Lands and Histories, 1500-2010. (University of Colorado Press, 2010).

Book Review: Muldoon, James, ed. Travellers, Intellectuals, and the World Beyond Medieval Europe. The Expansion of Latin Europe, 1000‐1500, vol 10. Ashgate (2010). Terrae Incognitae: The Journal for the History of Discoveries. 2011.

Poster “Spanish and Portuguese Explorations in Asia” University Research Council LETTERS Day, Hattiesburg, MS. October 2010
Host and Executive Producer “The Venus Impact,” Podcast, Hattiesburg, MS (in production).

“The Isleños of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana,” Encyclopedia of Latino Literature, Greenwood Press, 3 volumes. 2008.

Poster “Pictorial Representations of Amerindian Participation in the Conquest of Mexico.” University Research Council LETTERS Day, Hattiesburg, MS. October 2008.

“Robert Frost in Brazil.” Translation. Robert Frost Review 17 (Fall 2007).

Encyclopedia of Holy People. Phyllis Jestice, ed. Berkeley: ABC-CLIO Press, 2004. Articles on: Axayacatl, Catarina de San Juan, Chimalman, Huitzilopochtli, Macuilxochitl, Mixcoatl, Nezahuacoyotl, Ometeotl, Quetzalcoatl, Setuuma, Tezcatlipoca,

“Para construir con reservaciones.” Translation. “Building with Reservations,” by Winona LaDuke. Aula: Journal of Latin American Urban Architecture and Art. 2 (Spring 2002): 102-112.