Denise DuPont

Professor of Spanish

World Languages and Literatures, Spanish


Office Location

Clements 333B




Ph.D., Yale University

Professor DuPont specializes in 19th- and early 20th-century Peninsular Literature and Culture with an emphasis on feminism and theology. Her current research focuses on Spanish literary history, the role of the church in Spanish culture, the women's movement in Spain, and the renaissance of interest in spirituality and mysticism, all at the turn of the twentieth century. 

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Areas of Interest

  • 19th- and 20th-century Spanish prose


“Logos, Espíritu y perla: La colaboración de María Zambrano y Agustín Andreu (1955-2020).” Devenires: Revista de Filosofía y Filosofía de la Cultura 44 (2021): 175-205.


“Leopoldo Alas y las mujeres robinsonianas: La Leyenda de Oro.” La Tribuna. Cadernos de Estudos da Casa-Museo Emilia Pardo Bazán 14 (2019): 41-57.

Beauty and Mercy in José Jiménez Lozano’s Impresiones provinciales.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies (2020), DOI: 10.1080/14753820.2020.1788796. 

“Emilia Pardo Bazán y Ramón Llull: evangelización e imperio.” Siglo Diecinueve 26 (2020): 157-182.

“Crying on the Way to the Bonfire: Female Intersigns and Christianity in María Zambrano’s Prologue to La tumba de Antígona.” Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 45.1 (2020): 49-81.

“Humility and Hope in the 1914 Homage to St. Teresa of Ávila.” Santa Teresa: Critical Insights, Filiations, Responses. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG (series: Orbis Romanicus, Vol. 10), 2019. 213-29.

Whole Faith: The Catholic Ideal of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Catholic University of America Press, 2018.

“Teresa’s Experiences.” Romance Quarterly 63.1 (2016): 14-20.

Writing Teresa: The Saint from Ávila at the fin-de-siglo. Bucknell University Press, 2012. 

Realism as Resistance: Romanticism and Authorship in Galdós, Clarín, and Baroja. Bucknell University Press, 2006.

Denise DuPont