Denise Despres

Denise DespresProfessor, English
Humanities Program Committee Member

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

Denise Despres teaches interdisciplinary courses in Medieval cultural studies. She is currently researching the relationship between religious rites and medical practice in the late-Middle Ages. Her publications include: “Portals to Intimacy,” for English Language Notes, Special Issue on Medieval Materiality (Fall/Winter 2015); “Thomas of Monmouth and Commemorative Violence,” in Teaching the Other: Jews in Medieval England (The New Middle Ages Series, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming); “Iconography and Iconoclasm: Christian Doctrine and Religious Heterodoxy,” in The Oxford Handbook to Chaucer ( Oxford University Press, 2015); “Ecstasy and Intimacy: The Material Culture of Medieval Devotional Literacy,” in The Blackwell Companion to British Literature ( Oxford University Press, 2014); and “Adolescence and Interiority in Aelred’s Lives of Christ,” in Mapping Medieval Lives of Christ ( Brepols, 2014).