photo Dr. Charles Lowe

Name (Title)
Dr. Charles LOWE

Title and Position:
Associate Dean of Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate Professor

Email: 
charleslowe@uic.edu.hk

Phone number (Office):
0756-3620206

Self-introduction(Simple):
He received his BA in English and Economics from Drew University and his PhD in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  He has been thrice selected as a Resident Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has been selected as a Resident Fellow at the Norman Mailer’s Writers’ Colony.  His fiction has been anthologized in a collection on literature on the electronic media.  His criticism has been anthologized in China and the Humanities: At the Crossroads of the Human and the Humane, published by New Directions in the Humanities.

Research Interest:
Late 19th century and early 20th century British Literature, writing pedagogy, and creative writing

Selected Publications:
BOOKS

“The Practice of Annotation and Translation in Qiu Xiaolong’s Inspector Chen Mysteries.” Imagining Communities: Reading Contemporary China Against the Grain. Carlos Rojas and Mei-hwa Sung, eds.  Routledge Press (forthcoming in 2019).

“Warm Peach.” Friend, Follow, Text: #Storiesfromlivingonline. Enfield & Wizentry Ltd., 2013.

“Teaching an ‘Other’ Literature in China: Is the Speaker of Dylan Thomas’s ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ a Good Son?” China and the Human(e/i)ties At the Crossroads of Humanities, Common Ground Publishing LLC., 2013.

FICTION (SELECTED)

“Harvard Love.” Rivet. Red Hen Press, (Forthcoming 2019).

“Baby American Dream.” J Journal: New Writing on Justice, 3.1. Vol. 11.2 (Spring 2018).

“250 Foreigner Game.” AGNI, Boston University (September 2016).

“The 70 Percent Rule.” Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska Press (Winter 2014-5).

“Dumpling Lessons.” Midway Journal (Spring 2013).

“A Knotted Beach Chair.” Essays & Fictions (Spring 2013).

“The Great March.” 34thParallel (Spring 2012).

“A Flowered Rag.” Essays and Fictions 8 (Autumn 2011).

Journal Articles:
“Proximate Neighbors: Interview with Charles Lowe.”  Essays & Fictions Wire. March 2014. essaysandfictionswire.com/2014/04/09/proximate-neighbors-an-interview-with-charles-lowe.

“A Survey of the Responses of Second-Generation Readers to Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader,” The International Journal of Humanities, 8.5 (2010).

“Teaching an ‘Other’ Literature in China: Is the Speaker of Dylan Thomas’s ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ a Good Son?” The International Journal of Humanities 7.4 (2009).

“'A Complete Diorama': The Art of Restoration in Hardy's The Return of the Native.” The Hardy Review 4 (Winter 2001): 148-155. 

Conference Papers:
“The Mystery of Narrative Identity:  Locating the English-speaking Narrator in Inspector Chen’s China.” Reimagining China: Identity and Representation in Contemporary Chinese Fiction.  United International College, October 2015.

“Mo Yan and/ in World Literature.” Global Lectures.  United International College, Zhuhai, China, 12/2012.

A Survey of the Responses of “Second Generation” Readers to Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader. 8th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA, June 2010.

Teaching an “Other” Literature in China: Is the Speaker of Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” a Good Son?  7th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Beijing, China, June 2009.

Professional Award
Fellow, Summer Literary Seminars,

Resident-Fellow Virginia Center for the Arts, July 2015.

Nominee, Pushcart Prize, November 2010. 

Fellow, Norman Mailer Writers Colony. August 2010.

Resident-Fellow Virginia Center for the Arts, February 2010. 

Resident-Fellow Virginia Center for the Arts, September 2009.