Dr. Suzanne del Gizzo, associate professor of English and director of departmental honors at Chestnut Hill College, has been named editor-elect of The Hemingway Review, the journal of the Hemingway Society. Del Gizzo was named editor at the society’s annual board meeting at the American Literature Association conference in May.
Del Gizzo is a well-regarded Hemingway scholar, having published 20 articles on Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and on 20th century literature in a number of distinguished journals, including The Hemingway Review. She has co-edited two anthologies, “Ernest Hemingway in Context” (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and “Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden: 25 Years of Criticism” (Kent State University Press, 2012).
She also has assembled special sections for The Hemingway Review on Robert Frost and on Hemingway’s “Garden of Eden.” Other work for the journal includes evaluating submissions and reviewing books, while also reviewing publications for the American Literary Scholarship journal.
Del Gizzo is well-known and well-respected by the Hemingway community, serving the society in a variety of roles over the years. She is currently serving her third term on the board of the society, has organized programs for the American Literature Association and Modern Language Association from 2007-2011, and has co-directed the society’s international conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“I am honored and excited to serve the society in this way,” del Gizzo said. “My principal goal will be to maintain the extremely high standards that Editor Susan Beegel has established for the Review so that it continues to be the premier journal for Hemingway scholarship.”
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation was established in 1965 by his widow, Mary Hemingway, “for the purposes of awakening, sustaining an interest in, promoting, fostering, stimulating, supporting, improving and developing literature and all forms of literary composition and expression.” Within that context, the Foundation’s activities have emphasized “the promotion, assistance and coordination of scholarship and studies relating to the works and life of the late Ernest Hemingway.”