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Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D.

Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D.

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Chair, Center for Integrated Humanities
Professor of English
St. Joseph Hall, 4th floor, West Wing, SJ477

Dr. Suzanne del Gizzo is a Professor of English at Chestnut Hill College, Chair of CHC’s Center for Integrated Humanities, and editor of The Hemingway Review.  At Chestnut Hill, she teaches a variety of courses in American literature, gender studies, film, and writing.  She has published more than thirty articles in scholarly journals and has co-edited three books, Ernest Hemingway in Context (Cambridge UP, 2013) with Debra A. Moddelmog, Ernest Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden:  25 Years of Criticism (Kent State UP, 2012) with Frederic J. Svoboda, and most recently, The New Hemingway Studies with Kirk Curnutt for Cambridge University Press (2020). 

Educational Background: 
  • Ph.D., English Literature, Tulane University, May 2003
  • M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, June 1994
  • B.A., English Literature and Philosophy, New York University, Highest Honors, May 1993   
Courses Taught: 
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Literature​
  • Literature into Film
  • Short Story
  • Women Writers
  • Gender and Literature
  • American Romanticism and Transcendentalism
  • Modern American Literature
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Literature and Medicine:  The Body in Literature
  • American Novel
  • American Poetry
  • American Novel
  • Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the Hazards of Celebrity
  • Women and Modernism
  • Modernism and Primitivism
  • Artistry and Aging
Scholarly Interests: 
  • American Literature, Anglo-American Modernism, African-American Literature, Aging Studies, Gender Studies, Medical Humanities, Culture Studies, Critical Race Theory, Performance Theory.  
Selected Publications: 


  • The New Hemingway Studies. Eds. Suzanne del Gizzo and Kirk Curnutt.  New York:  Cambridge, 2020.
  • Ernest Hemingway in Context. Eds. Suzanne del Gizzo and Debra A. Moddelmog. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013
  • Hemingway's The Garden of Eden: 25 Years of Criticism. Eds. Suzanne del Gizzo and Frederic Svoboda. Kent, OH: Kent UP, 2012.

Selected Articles 

  • "F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ethnographic Stereotyping." F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context. Ed. Byant Mangum.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013.
  • "The Cult and Afterlife of Ernest Hemingway." Ernest Hemingway in Context. Eds. Suzanne del Gizzo and Debra A. Moddelmog. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013.
  • Biographical Head note and Supplementary teaching materials on Ernest Hemingway for the Heath Anthology of American Literature, 7th ed. Cengage, 2013.
  • "Within and Without: F. Scott Fitzgerald and American Consumer Culture." Critical Insights: F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ed. Dan Noble. New Jersey: Salem Press, 2010: 34-54.
  • "Tracking the Elephant: David's African Childhood in The Garden of Eden." Hemingway in Africa. Ed. Miriam Mandel. New Jersey: Camden House, 2012.
  • "Glow-in-the-Dark Authors: Hemingway's Critique of Literary Celebrity in Under Kilimanjaro.The Hemingway Review. 29.2 (Spring 2010): 7-27.
  • "'Can't Repeat the Past?' Of course You Can't and Shouldn't: Filming The Great Gatsby for the 21st Century." Bright Lights Film Journal. 66 (Fall 2009).
  • “F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual – 2007.  Eds. David J. Nordloh and Gary Scharnhorst. Durham: Duke UP.  
  • "Reconsidering Remate:  Hemingway's Approach to Writing in A Moveable Feast." The Hemingway Review. Spring 2009.  
  • “The American Dream Unhinged:  Romance and Reality in The Great Gatsby and Fight Club.” The Fitzgerald Review. 6 (Fall 2008): 69-94.  
  • “F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.”  American Literary Scholarship: An Annual – 2006.  Eds. David J. Nordloh and Gary Scharnhorst. Durham: Duke UP, 179-198. 
  • "Going Home: Hemingway, Primitivism, and Identity." Modern Fiction Studies 49.3 (Fall 2003).
  • "Catherine Barkley: Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms."  Women in Literature: Reading through the Lens of Gender. Eds. Jerilyn Fisher and Ellen Silber. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
  • "Across the Quad: Building an Interdisciplinary Community." Inventio. 3.1 (Spring 2001)http://www.doiiit.gmu.edu/inventio/ 
  • "Peephole to the Jungle: a study of safari from Imperial Preservation to Global Conversation." Proteus. 15.1 (Fall 1998) 37-42.


  • Rev. of Race and Identity in Hemingway's Fiction by Amy L. Strong.  Modern Fiction Studies. Spring 2009.  
  • "Fitzgerald in Black(Irish)face."  Rev. of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Racial Angles and the Business of Literary Greatness by Michael Nowlin. The Fitzgerald Review. (Fall 2008)168-174.  
  • Rev. of Ernest Hemingway: Machismo and Masochism by Richard Fantina. Journal of the History of Sexuality. 17.2 (Spring 2008) 290-295. 
  • Rev. of Hemingway in Africa: The Last Safari by Michael Ondaatje. The Hemingway Review. 6.1 (Fall 2006) 124-127.
  • Rev. of Hemingway's Theaters of Masculinity, by Thomas Strychacz. Modern Fiction Studies. 51.3 (Fall 2005) 679-683.
  • Rev. of The Oxford Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Kirk Curnutt. The Fitzgerald Review. Vol. 3 (2004) 155-159.
  • Rev. of Authors Inc. Literary Celebrity in the Modern United States, 1880-1980, by Loren Glass. The Hemingway Review (Fall 2004) 117-121.
  • "A Lie by Noon." Rev. of True at First Light by Ernest Hemingway, ed. by Patrick Hemingway. The Hemingway Review. 19.1 (Fall 1999) 35-38.
  • Rev. of Modernism, Technology and the Body: A Cultural Study by Tim Armstrong.International Review of Modernism (Spring 1999) 4-6.
Selected Presentations and Workshops: 
  • “A Farewell to Arms: Hemingway’s Greatest Love Story” Sun Valley Public Library Hemingway Festival, Sun Valley, ID. September 2018.
  • "Papa vs. Mother Nature:  Hemingway and Vulnerability in the Later Works."  Hemingway Festival.  Ketchum Idaho.  September 2016.
  • "Dangerous Love:  Hemingway's Efforts to Comprehend Vulnerability and Loss in Islands in the  Stream."  Hemingway Society Conference.  Oak Park, IL.  July 2016.
  • Lost Youth:  F. Scott Fitzgerald's Perceptions of Aging."  F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference.  Waterford, Ireland.  July 2015.
  • "What Makes The Great Gatsby So Great."  Radio Times Inteview with Mary Moss-Cohane.  May 2013.
  • "Woody Allen, Ernest Hemingway, and Modernist Nostaligia," Hemingway Society Conference, Petoskey, MI. June 2012.
  •  Panelist, Kansas City Library’s Big Read of Tobias Wolff’s Old School.  Kansas City, MO. April 2009. 
  • "Hemingway: The Early Years." Lecture for the Michigan Big Read, Ernest Hemingway's The Nick Adams Stories. Spring Lake District Library, Spring Lake, MI. March 2008.
  • "Tracking the Elephant in The Garden of Eden," Hemingway Society Conference, Kansas City, MO. June 2008.
  • “The Young Bullfighter and the Old Author: What’s so Dangerous about The Dangerous Summer,” Hemingway Society Conference, Ronda Spain. June 2006.
  • “Larger than Life: The Uses of Biography in Hemingway Studies,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA. December 2004.
  • “A ‘literary career’: Hemingway and the Academy,” South Central Modern Language Association, New Orleans, LA. October 2004.
  • “’It [is] strange to have no self’: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the Hazards of Celebrity,” Hemingway Society Conference, Key West, FL. June 2004.
  • “'You cannot have everything’: Literature, Popular Culture, and Hemingway’s Sleepless African Nights,” American Literature Association Conference. Cambridge, MA. May 2003.
Relevant Experience: 

Professional Activities 

  • Editor, The Hemingway Review, 2014-present
  • Board Member, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society, 2007-present
  • Conference Co-director for the 14th Biennial International Hemingway Society Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25-July 3 2010, 2008-2010
  • ALA/MLA Programming Coordinator, Hemingway Society, 2006-2010
  • Member of the JFK Library Committee for the Hemingway Grant, Hemingway Society, 2004-2014
  • Referee, The Hemingway Review, Hemingway Society, 2003-2014
  • Member: Modern Language Association, Modernist Studies Association, American Studies Association, Hemingway Society, F. Scott Fitzgerald Society