Susan Beegel, Ph.D.
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English
Clinical Professor, Editor of The Hemingway Review
Ph.D., Yale University, 1986
B.A., Wellesley College - Wellesley, MA, 1976
Susan F. Beegel holds a Ph.D. in literature from Yale University and is editor of The Hemingway Review, a scholarly journal on the work and life of Ernest Hemingway, published by the University of Idaho and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Susan has published four books, including two on Ernest Hemingway, and more than 50 articles and book chapters on various aspects of American literature and history. Beegel, whose work is supported by the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, has been the medium for visits to Idaho by such Hemingway luminaries as biographer Michael Reynolds and scholars J. Gerald Kennedy and Nancy Comley. She is an affiliate faculty member of the English department and has taught graduate course for secondary teachers.
In her capacity as editor of The Hemingway Review, Beegel has appeared on-camera in television documentaries including "Hemingway in Cuba" (Harmony Gold Productions 1995), "Hemingway in the Autumn: The Idaho Years" (Idaho Public Television 1996), "Dialogue: Hemingway in Idaho" (Idaho Public Television 1999), C-Span American Writers (live from Key West 2002). In 2003, she did a radio interview in Havana, Cuba, and in 2005, served as a consultant for the PBS American Masters documentary, "Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea," as well as taking part in a live on-line discussion of the program sponsored by The Washington Post. She recorded a National Endowment for the Arts CD on Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms that has been distributed to public libraries around the country as part of the NEA’s “The Big Read” initiative, and went on-camera for a Hemingway documentary being filmed by KNT, Japanese public television.