Hilary Iris Lowe is an assistant professor in the History Department and the American Studies Program at Temple University in Philadelphia. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Her first book, Mark Twain’s Homes and Literary Tourism, was published in 2012 and is part of the Mark Twain and his Circle Series at the University of Missouri Press. She is currently co-editing a collection on American Literary tourism with Jennifer Harris, which explores the meaning and history of literary sites in the U.S and their connections to authors and their writing. She is at work on a larger digital humanities project that explores and documents Literary Philadelphia. She has been teaching at Temple since 2012.
Upcoming Speaking Events Include
- “Poe’s Rose Covered Cottage and Philadelphia’s Haunted Palaces,” as part of Hidden City Philadelphia Festival, at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, June 6, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.
- “Inventing Mark Twain through Preservation: Hannibal, Hartford, and Elmira,” Forthcoming, June 12, 2013, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT.