College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
Research Interests: medieval Spanish literature, women in literature, performance, and North African-Spanish cultural contacts from 711 to the present
TILE course: Topics in Culture of the Hispanic World
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley, 1997.
M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1988.
B.A, History and Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1985 .
Denise K. Filios is an associate professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her teaching includes courses about the Music of the Hispanic World, the Cid in history and legend, Granada, and the Islamic cultural presence in Spain. Her current research focuses on stories about the Muslim conquest of Iberia in early Islamic historiography. She has also published on women in medieval literature, medieval lyric poetry, and performance.