Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Dr. D. Scott Hendrickson, SJ

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Graduate Program Director

Email: dhendrickson@luc.edu

Research Interests

  • The Spanish Golden Age
  • Religious art and literature of early modern Spain 
  • Jesuit spiritual and devotional texts
  • The history of printing in Spain and Latin America 
  • Cervantes and the Quijote 

Select Publications and Presentations

  • “Seeing in Imagination: Visual Representation and Spiritual Contemplation in the Ascetical Treatises of Juan Eusebio Nieremberg,” in Hispanic Studies Review 2.2 (2017)
  • Jesuit Polymath of Madrid: The Literary Enterprise of Juan Eusebio Nieremberg (1595-1658) (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2015)
  • “Early Guaraní Printing: Nieremberg’s De la diferencia and the Transmission of Seventeenth-Century Iberian Asceticism,” in Legacies of the Book , ed. by Antoni Ucerler and Xiaoxin Wu (Leiden: Brill, pending 2015)
  • "Blurred Boundaries: Scientific Thought and Jesuit Spirituality in the Works of Juan Eusebio Nieremberg (1595-1658)," Midwest Modern Language Association, Columbus, Ohio, 12-15 Nov 2015
  • "El camino ignaciano: A Mission-based, Shared Academic Study Abroad Pilgrimage," Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaboration for Social Justice (AJCU International Education Conference Universidad Centroamericana), Managua, Nicaragua, 3-6 Nov 2015
  • "Empresarios y mercaderes en el tiempo barroco: los jesuitas y la misión pedagógica," in Empresas y empresarios en tiempos de barroco (Actas de las conferencias / Escuela de Barroco), ed. by Antonio-Miguel Bernal Rodríguez (Seville: Fundación Focus-Abengoa, 2014): 37-43. 
  • “A Jesuit Catechism: Aspects of Discernment in Juan Eusebio Nieremberg’s Doctrina Christiana (1640),” in Los jesuitas: religión, política y educación (siglos xvi-xviii), ed. by José Martínez Millán, Henar Pizarro Llorente, and Esther Jiménez Pablo, 3 vols (Madrid: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 2012): ii, 1,221-36.
  • “The engaño made sacred in ‘Las bodas de Camacho’ (Don Quijote, part ii), Cervantes Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago, 23 April 2014
  • “Delight in Death: Juan Eusebio Nieremberg’s Partida a la eternidad (1643),” Oxford Graduate Symposium in Spanish Golden Age Studies, University of Oxford, 21 Jan. 2012
  • “Discerning the Spirits in a Jesuit Catechism: Juan Eusebio Nieremberg’s Doctrina Christiana (1640),” Symposium, Balliol College Oxford, 20-21 May 2011
  • “Literature and Mission: Nieremberg’s De la diferencia and the Appeal of Seventeenth-century Spanish asceticism,” Modern Languages Spanish Seminar, Taylorian Institute Oxford, 3 May 2011
  • Bajeza and hermosura: Imaging the World in the Ascetical Treatises of Nieremberg,” Graduate Symposium in Spanish Golden Age Studies, University of Oxford, 16 Jan. 2010
  • “La Verdad del engaño en La Celestina,” Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 11-15 March 2005
  • “Violencia y dignidad en Prisión Verde,” Missouri Philological Association, Kansas City, Missouri, 26-28 Feb. 2004


  • DPhil, Spanish literature, Oxford University, 2013 
  • Licenciatura, Estudios Eclesiásticos, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 2008
  • MA, Hispanic Studies, New York University, 2002
  • MA, Spanish Literature, Bowling Green State University, 1997

Courses Regularly Taught at Loyola 

  • Spanish composition and conversation 
  • Introduction to Spanish literature 
  • Golden Age Theatre
  • Don Quijote
  • Spanish culture and civilization
  • Spanish mystics

Professional Memberships and Activities 

  • Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Modern Language Association 
  • Cervantes Society of America 
  • Renaissance Society of America 
  • MMLA

Curriculum Vitae