Albert J Defazio

Albert J Defazio

Albert J Defazio

Assistant Professor

Composition: Hemingway, Composition

Albert J. DeFazio, III, received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1992. His teaching interests include Modernism, the novel, and composition. He has edited Dear Papa . . . Dear Hotch: The Correspondence of Ernest Hemingway and A. E. Hotchner (2005) and written The Sun Also Rises: Literary Masterpieces (2001). Since 1988, he has published more than 50 bibliographies and essays in The Hemingway Review, The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, and American Literary Scholarship, and has contributed chapters to Approaches to Teaching Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Hemingway in Cuba. Currently he is an editor for the multi-volume Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway (2009- ). He is a Teacher Consultant with the Northern Virginia Writing Project and teaches in the Student Summer Institute.

Current Research

Hemingway, Composition

Selected Publications

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1923-1925, Volume 2. Eds. Sandra Spanier, Albert J. DeFazio, and Robert Trogdon. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013.

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1907-1922, Volume 1. Associate Editor. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011.

Dear Papa . . .Dear Hotch: The Correspondence of Ernest Hemingway and A. E. Hotchner.  Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2005.

The Sun Also Rises: Literary Masterpieces.  Detroit:  Gale, 2000. 

Expanded Publication List

“Mary and Ernest—Letters, Notes, and Notations: Too Close to See.” In Larry Grimes and Bickford Sylvester, eds.  Hemingway, Cuba, and the Cuban Works.  Kent: Kent State UP, 2014. pp. 40-60,

“Hemingway in Context: Contemporary Reviews.” In Suzanne del Gizzo and Debra Moddlemog, eds. Hemingway in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge UP,  2012. pp. 55-64.

“The Ernest Hemingway Mainland Collection of Hemingway’s High School Papers” edited by Patrick Gregg with Albert J. DeFazio in Morris Buske, ed., Hemingway’s Education, A Re-examination. Lewiston: Mellen, 2007.  pp. 107-34.

“Bibliographical Essay: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Second Act,” in Kirk Curnutt, ed. A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald.  New York: Oxford UP, 2004. 233-72.

“Skillful Teaching of The Sun Also Rises at the Secondary Level,” in Peter Hays, ed., Approaches to Teaching Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.”  Moscow: U of Idaho P, 2003. 67-87.   

“Current Bibliography.”  F. Scott Fitzgerald Review.  Eds. Jackson Bryer et al. New York: Hofstra, 2002--2005.

“Biblio-Files:  Notions from a Decade of Annotation.”  The Hemingway Review 20.1 (2000): 97—103.

“'Not Immediately Discernible . . . but Eventually Quite Clear': The First Light and the Final Years of Hemingway's Centenary.”  Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook 1999.  263-67.

“Prospects and Retrospectives: Celebrating Hemingway.”  Foreign Literatures Quarterly (Beijing, China) 21.3 (1999): 34-40. 

“Fitzgerald and Hemingway” (Chapter 10), in David Nordloh and Gary Scharnhorst, eds., American Literary Scholarship:  An Annual--. Durham:  Duke UP. 20 pp.  Annual essays; from 1992-2001.

“Ernest Hemingway” in Matthew J. Bruccoli, ed., Bibliography of American Fiction: 1919-1988. New York: Facts on File, 1991. 33-47.

“Current Bibliography, Annotated,” in Charles Oliver and Susan F. Beegel, eds.,  The Hemingway Review.  Moscow: U of Idaho, semiannually 1988-2005

Courses Taught

302 Advanced Composition Business

202 Hemingway and Fitzgerald


1985-92: Ph.D. University of Virginia

1979-85: M.A. and B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & SU