John Wharton Lowe is author/editor of such works as Calypso Magnolia: the Crossccurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature (University of North Carolina Press, 2016), Conversations with Ernest Gaines (University Press of Mississippi) and The Future of Southern Letters (Oxford).
He has published widely on African American, Native American, Italian American, and transnational and circumCaribbean literatures, and is the recipient of the MELUS Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ethnic Literary Studies. He has served as president of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL), the Southern American Studies Association, and others.
Lowe was previously Robert Penn Warren Professor of English and Comparative Literature & founding director of the Program in Louisiana & Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State University; Visiting Guest Lecturer for the Facultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft at the Universität Bielefeld; and has also taught at the University of Munich, Saint Mary's, Harvard, and Columbia universities.
Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways: Travels in Deep Southern Time,
Circum-Caribbean Space, Afro-creole Authority
by Keith Cartwright
University of Georgia Press, 2013.
Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region and Literature
by Thadious M. Davis
University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
Forms of Expansion: Recent Long Poems by Women
by Lynn Keller
University of Chicago Press, 1997.
The Future of Southern Letters,
edited by Jefferson Humphries and John Lowe
Literary Reference Works:
Dictionnaire des Créatrices, Éditions des Femmes, 2011.
The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, 1997.
Dictionary of Literary Biography.