Denise Despres

Denise DespresProfessor, English
Humanities Program Committee Member

BA, University of Notre Dame, 1979
MA, PhD, Indiana University, 1980, 1985

Professor Denise Despres is a Distinguished Professor of Honors, Humanities, and English at the University of Puget Sound.  She teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses in medieval and cultural studies.  Professor Despres authored Iconography and the Professional Reader:  The Politics of Book Production in the Douce Piers Plowman with Professor Kathryn Kerby-Fulton and has published articles and reviews on medieval anti-Judaism, gender and authorship, lay devotional literacy, and medieval visual semiotics in essay collections and journals such as The Journal of ReligionJewish History, Modern Philology, and Speculum, among others.