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Philip Allen

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

229 Burrowes
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-9482

Office Hours:

  • Via Zoom:
  • M 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • T 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  1. PhD, Spanish Literatures and Cultures, The University of Florida


Philip Allen completed his Ph.D. in Spanish Literatures and Cultures (2019) at the University of Florida. His dissertation, The Shadow of the Phoenix: Lope de Vega’s Life and Works on the Spanish Screen (1947-2017) examines the film and television adaptations of Lope de Vega’s dramatic works in Spain during and after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco and any possible sociopolitical or ideological manipulation of the source texts found in these productions. His scholarly interests include early modern and medieval Spanish literatures and cultures, textual editing, modern renditions of classical Spanish theater, and film and adaptation studies. He has participated on an international research team called Juan Pérez de Montalbán: Un autor madrileño recuperado and is the author of a critical edition of Montalban’s La más constante mujer (Reichenberger, 2016). Prior to his doctorate, Philip earned an M.A. in Spanish Literatures and Cultures (2015) from the University of South Florida (Tampa) and a B.A. in Spanish from Western Kentucky University.