Andalusia Institute is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. John Lowe, one of the stalwarts of Southern Literature. Dr. Lowe was a great friend of the Andalusia Institute, a noted Southern literature scholar, and most recently served as an instructor in the NEH-sponsored Flannery O’Connor Institute. His last known public lecture, “Flannery O’Connor’s Use of Humor,” was given at GCSU and can be found here. Finally, although he is a renowned scholar who recently retired from UGA, Dr. Lowe should be known, first and foremost as a teacher and mentor. He was always quick to promote and support his students, was active in the Society for the Study of Southern literature, and was always encouraging students to study Southern literature. Dr. Lowe will be greatly missed.