Loewen-Schmidt is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of
English and Modern Languages. He has travelled, studied, or taught
in a variety of countries including Sweden, Lithuania, Malaysia, India,
Kenya, and the Maldives. Before coming to Shepherd University, Dr.
Loewen-Schmidt taught at Fresno State and then at Rutgers University.
He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Rutgers in
2009. His teaching and research interests include
eighteenth-century English literature and culture, the history and
theory of the novel, Milton, Nietzsche, Gothic and Sentimental Fiction,
Aphra Behn, Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, the Ancient Greek Romances,
Homer, and World Literature. His article on Samuel Richardsonís
Clarissa, winner of
Eighteenth-Century Fictionís 2008 graduate essay contest, will
be in print in its Fall 2009 edition. He is currently working on
larger project on the history and politics of pity/compassion in