Elizabeth Lewis

Professor of Spanish

Elizabeth Franklin Lewis earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Virginia, with a specialty in 18th and 19th century Spanish peninsular literature, especially literature by women writers.

She is the author of the monograph Women Writers in the Spanish Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness . (2004) and the co-editor with Catherine Jaffe of Texas State University of an essay collection Eve’s Enlightenment: Women’s Experience in Spain and Spanish America 1726-1839 (2009).

Recently she has been teaching and researching on Don Quijote, charity as social action among 18th and 19th century women, enlightenment women and the “Republic of Letters” in Spain and Latin America, and the incorporation of digital humanities into teaching and research, especially with undergraduate research.

M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
B.A., Auburn University


Located in Combs Hall – Room 229

Email: elewis@umw.edu
(540) 654-1987