Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

John Labella

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

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Ph.D. in English (Princeton, 2012), M.A. in English (Princeton, 2008)

Teaching Interests

American poetry, poetics, critical theory, critical race theory, hemispheric American studies, Asian American studies, transnationalism


ENGL 242: Poetry since 1940, ENGL 300: Race & Paternity in Asian American Poetry, ENGL 101: Introduction to Poetry, ENGL 109: Introduction to Fiction, Advanced Composition


Lyric Hemisphere: Latin America in U.S. Poetry, 1927-1981