English Department, St. John's Liberal Arts and Sciences
Rosati Hall, Room 204
Staten Island campus
Ph.D., 1993, University of Delaware, Dissertation:
(Re)Productive Histories: Epistolary Fiction and the Origin of the
English Novel. Director, Jerry C. Beasley.
1989, Dartmouth College, School of Criticism and Theory.
M.A., 1988, University of Delaware, Thesis: "Subversion: The
Ineffable Feminine in Shelley and Derrida." Director, Charles E.
B.A., 1985, Boston University, cum laude
Dr. Mowry has taught at St. John’s since 2001. An
expert In Restoration and early eighteenth-century English
literature and culture, she teaches and writes about the nuanced
ways the imaginative possibilities in literature shape political
and social practices, especially for non-elite members of English
culture. She has published widely on writers like Eliza
Haywood and Daniel Defoe, as well as on seventeenth and
eighteenth-century prostitution, crime, violence, and plebian
culture. In addition to her work on eighteenth-century
Anglophone culture, Dr. Mowry also teaches and writes about the
relationship between the humanities’ production of knowledge and
public life. Her work has appeared in leading journals in English
studies: Studies in English Literature, The Eighteenth Century:
Theory and Interpretation, ELN (English Language Notes),
Eighteenth-Century Studies, Journal of British Studies and
ELH (forthcoming). She has been invited to present
her work both nationally and internationally.