Rebecca S. Beal

Professor, Department of English

Member of the Mu Omicron Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, The English Honor Society

McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts
Office: CLP208
Phone: x6134

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Comparative Literature, The University of Chicago
A.B., English and French, Westmont College

Dr. Rebecca S. Beal specializes in medieval literature, and has published on Dante, Chaucer, and the Alliterative Morte Arthure. Her most recent essay, "What Chaucer Did to an Orazion in the Filostrato: Calkas's Speech as Deliberative Oratory," appeared in the April 2010 issue of Chaucer Review. Dr. Beal has benefited from participation in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar ("The Medieval Book"), an NEH Institute ("Arthurian Institute"), and is the recipient of an NEH fellowship to study Dante's iconography. Dr. Beal helped initiate the University of Scranton's Schemel Forum with her year-long seminar on Dante's Divine Comedy. She has also taught courses for the Forum on Arthurian legend and Virgil's Aeneid. She is moderator of Mu Omicron, the local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. Under her leadership, the chapter has won several national awards and fellowships.

Dr. Beal is a member of the Dante Society of America, the Modern Language Association, and the New Chaucer Society.

Dr. Beal teaches the following courses in her area of specialization:

  • ENLT 234: Camelot Legend I (Area A) - See Syllabus
  • ENLT 235: Literature in the Age of Chaucer (Area A)
  • ENLT 240: British Literature: Medieval and Renaissance (Area A)
  • ENLT 340: Introduction to Late Medieval Drama (Area A)
  • ENLT 366: Dante's Divine Comedy
  • ENLT 443: Chaucer

Dr. Beal also teaches WRTG 107: Composition; ENLT 127: Myth of the Hero; ENLT 423J: Classics of Western Civilization II (an SJLA course).