Rich Lowry

Rich Lowry
  • Professor, English and Film & Media Studies
  • Archived Blogger

About Rich Lowry

I am a professor in the English Department and the Film & Media Studies Program, between which I divide my time teaching courses on Film and Media Theory, The American 1950s, Interpreting Literature, Writing, American Humor, Mark Twain, and American literature.

I have written a book on Mark Twain, and another on Alexander Gardner's photographs of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. I also write on cultural theory, the history of photography, and of course literature.

Off campus I spend as much time as I can hiking and fishing; I'm also an enthusiastic if mediocre musician.

Posts by Rich Lowry

The Pleasures of Grading

We have just passed the midterm, and spring break is behind us. In my informal polling, most students simply headed home, to write papers,

The Many Hands of Teaching

Nearly three weeks into the fall semester and the year is up and running. Papers will be coming in at the end of this

Last Class of the Semester

I cried when I prepared for my last class of the semester. Well, not quite cried, maybe—I got choked up. I had some possible