Bader International Study Centre


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 history in the literature and art of the early twentieth century.

Selected Publications

  • English Journeys: National and Cultural Identity in the 1930s and 1940s – Cambria Press (New York), July 2012
  • ‘The Dark Heart of the Village: Doctor Who in the 1970s and the Problematic Idyll’ in Doctor Who and History (ed. Carey Fleiner et al), forthcoming.
  • ‘Rural Modernity in a Time of Crisis: Preservation and Reform in the Books of B. T. Batsford’– in Rural Modernity (ed. Kristen Bluemel & Michael McCluskey), forthcoming.
  • ‘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), Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015.
  • ‘Exploring sunken ruinous roads’: The First World War Poet as Archaeologist’ in English Studies 97.1 (Jan 2016) 42-60.
  • ‘Stripped Bodies and Looted Goods: Keith Douglas’ Iliad’ in The Cambridge Quarterly 43:4 (December 2014) 301-24.