Malva E. Filer, born in Argentina, holds a B. A. from the School of Philosophy and Literature of the National University of Buenos Aires 1958) and a Ph. D. from Columbia University (1966). She is a Professor and Deputy Chair at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of Brooklyn College, and a faculty member of the Ph. D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures at the Graduate Center, CUNY, since 1988.
Prof. Filer’s research and publications focus on the Spanish American prose fiction, essay, literary movements and criticism from the 1960s to the present. She has published books on Julio Cortázar and on Antonio Di Benedetto, co-authored, with Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, Voces de Hispanoamérica. Antología Literaria, has numerous essays included in volumes on Borges, Cortázar, Fuentes, Vargas Llosa, Sarduy, and in other special collections, as well as many articles in literary journals.
Prof. Filer serves on the Editorial Boards of Revista Hispánica Moderna (Columbia University), North Carolina Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures, Studies in Twentieth Century Literature (Kansas State University), Inti and Alba de América.