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Allen Josephs

  • Position: University Research Professor
  • Department: English
  • Office Location: Building 50, Room 242
  • Campus: 850.474.2923


A world-renowned Hemingway scholar and past president of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society, Josephs was also president of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in 2008. He has written 10 books, including “On Hemingway and Spain: Essays & Reviews 1979 – 2013” and “White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture;” four critical editions of the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, and numerous articles published in the Atlantic, New Republic, New York Times Book Review and other scholarly publications.

Josephs received the George B. Smith Arts and Letters Award by the National Association of Taurine Clubs for his book: “Ritual and Sacrifice in the Corrida” and was conferred an honorary membership in the Taurine Bibliophiles of America for his outstanding contributions to taurine scholarship. In recognition of his distinguished record of scholarly and creative activities, Josephs was named UWF’s Faculty Distinguished Research and Creative Activities Scholar in 2007 and 1981.

After writing about Hemingway and Spanish culture for more than 40 years, Josephs has turned his attention to Pulitzer-Prize winning American novelist, Cormac McCarthy, whom Josephs considers one of the greatest living novelists. Currently, he is also translating the work of Spanish poet Fernando Valverde.

Degrees & Institutions:

Josephs, who has taught at UWF since 1969, received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in Spanish from New York University in Spain and a doctorate degree in Spanish from Rutgers University.

Keywords: Hemingway, Spanish culture, Federico Garcia Lorca, Cormac McCarthy, Latin American literature, American Literature, Fernando Valverde