Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: USF Tampa CPR 446Curriculum Vitae
Dr. David Arbesú is Associate Professor of Medieval & Golden Age Spanish Literature. His research focuses on medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, codicology, palaeography, and editorial practices. He has given talks and organized panels at over 70 national and international conferences, and has published articles in numerous peer-research journals.
He is the author of several books and editions: The medieval best-seller Crónica de Flores y Blancaflor (Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2011); the first Spanish translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Fazienda de Ultramar (on-line, 2011); a translation of Spain’s most popular play, Don Juan Tenorio (Juan de la Cuesta, 2012); a volume on the theatrical works of Juan Pérez de Montalbán (Reichenberger, 2016); and the most complete account of the conquest and settlement of Florida: Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and The Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript (University Press of Florida, 2017).
His two most recent publications are an edition of Lope de Vega’s “Las famosas asturianas” for the prestigious ProLope series on the Complete Works of Lope de Vega (Gredos, 2019), and an edition of the medieval collection of tales entitled Sendebar: Libro de los engaños e los asayamientos de las mugeres (Juan de la Cuesta, 2019).
Dr. Arbesú is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Spanish Series of Harvard UP’s Dumbarton Oaks’ Medieval Library, and the Book Review Editor of La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.