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David  Arbesu

David Arbesu

David Arbesu
Associate Professor / Spanish Graduate Program Director


Office: CPR 446
Phone: 813/974-3928



David Arbesú is Associate Professor of Spanish at USF, where he teaches courses on Medieval & Golden Age Spain, and Transatlantic Florida Studies. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in English Philology from the University of Oviedo, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has published articles in journals such as La corónica, La perinola, Miríada Hispánica, Cervantes, Anuario de Estudios Americanos, Hispanófila, Tirant, Hispanic Journal, eHumanista, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, or Hispamérica, and is the author of three books: A study and edition of the Crónica de Flores y Blancaflor. (Tempe, AZ: MRTS, 2011), a verse translation of Don Juan Tenorio (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2012), and a study and edition of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript (Gainesville, FL: UP of Florida, 2017). Additionally, he is the editor of Spain’s oldest translation of the Bible, the Fazienda de Ultramar (available on-line at, and he has recently been the guest editor of a volumen on Juan Pérez de Montalbán’s Obras completas (Kassel: Reichenberger, 2017), to which he also contributed an edition of Montalbán’s “Gravedad en Villaverde.” Arbesú is currently working on an edition of Lope de Vega’s “Las famosas asturianas” for the Parte dieciocho de comedias de Lope de Vega, edited by Prolope: Grupo de Investigación sobre Lope de Vega (Madrid, Gredos).