Mason Lowance Jr.
Fellow: Awarded 1981
Field of Study: American Literature
Competition: US & Canada
Professor Mason Lowance teaches Early American Literature, American Romanticism, and American Realism at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He also offers a seminar in Hawthorne and Melville, and regularly teaches "Race and Slavery in American Culture" to undergraduates and graduate students. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts since 1967, and since 1982 has also taught a course per year at the Harvard University Extension School. He has taught semester long courses at Clark, Tufts, Brown, Emory, Oxford, and Yale University, where he was a Fellow of the National Humanities Institute, 1977-78. He was awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities(1978-79). He has been William and Alice Pressly Visiting Professor at The Westminster Schools (2003-04). He was Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts from 1980 to 1983. His publications include Increase Mather (1974); Massachusetts Broadsides of the American Revolution (1976); The Language of Canaan: Metaphor and Symbol in New England from the Puritans to the Transcendentalists (1980); The Typological Writings of Jonathan Edwards (1993); The Stowe Debate: Rhetorical Strategies in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1994); Against Slavery: an Abolitionist Reader (2000); and A House Divided: the Antebellum Slavery Debates in America from 1776-1865 (2003).