Ryan Lowe


PhD, Washington University in St. Louis 
MA, Washington University in St. Louis 
BA, University of Utah

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Early American Literature
  • Transatlantic Studies
  • Theory of the Novel
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies

Classes Taught

  • ENGL 1113 and 1213 -- Composition I and II
  • ENGL 1313 -- Honors Writing: Youth Culture Then and Now
  • ENGL 1413 -- Honors Writing: Definitions of Heroism
  • ENGL 2413 -- Introduction to Literature

Selected Publications


  • “ ‘The Imperfection of Mr. Fearing’: Hawthorne and Disability Narratives,” ALA in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2017.
  • “The Art (and Science) of Travelling Companions,” Midwest MLA in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2016.

Honors & Offices

  • Travel Grant for Visiting Professors, Oklahoma State University, 2016.
  • Finalist, Writing 1 Faculty Award, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014.
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012.

Current Projects

I am currently studying the rise of the “tourist love story” in American literature and film. I'm also working on a coming-of-age novel that follows a young returned Mormon missionary as he explores Salt Lake City.