Queen's University


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Peter Lowe

Associate Professor

BISC Research Director

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD in English Literature, University of Durham
  • MA in English Literary Studies, University of Durham
  • BA (Hons) in English and Cultural Studies, De Montfort University

Dr Lowe’s research interests are in the literature of the twentieth century, particularly the poetry and prose of the Modernist period (c.1910 – 1950).  He has published widely on the literature of travel and national identity in 1930s England, and his doctoral dissertation was a study of the work of T. S. Eliot.  He is currently engaged in the study of the importance of ancient Greek and Roman texts (and particularly Homer’s Iliad) for the poets of the First and Second World Wars.

Selected Publications

English Journeys: National and Cultural Identity in the 1930s and 1940s –Cambria Press (New York), 2012

Christian Romanticism: T. S. Eliot’s Response to Percy Shelley – Cambria Press (New York), 2006.

‘Driving Through a Changing Landscape: Car Travel in 1930s Fiction’ – in Transport in British Fiction: Technologies of Movement 1840-1940 (ed. Adrienne Gavin & Andrew Humphries), forthcoming, 2014.

‘Churches Built and Churches Bombed: T. S. Eliot’s Vision of National Loss and Spiritual Renewal.’ in English Studies, 94.7 (December 2013) 1-23.

‘Englishness in a Time of Crisis: George Orwell, John Betjeman, and the Second World War.’ in The Cambridge Quarterly, Vol. 38.3 (September 2009) 243-63.