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David St. John

Instructor    Graduate Teaching Assistant

M.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Post-Colonial Literature, Transnational Anglophone Poetry, the American Renaissance - Modernism, Asian-American Literature.

D.E. ST. John is a PhD candidate in the department of English at Georgia State University with a concentration in Postcolonial and Global Anglophone literature. His research interests include environmental humanities, new materialism, object-oriented ontology, subaltern studies, ecopoetics, Asian-American literature, and Taiwanese literature. His dissertation, in-progress, implicates neoliberal tenets of globalization as primary contributors to contemporary extensions of colonial subalternity in the Asia-Pacific region. He has taught classes that examine the intersections between Utopian/Dystopian literature and contemporary apocalyptic rhetoric, the historical significance of canonical Western Humanities texts within critical race studies, and the voices of U.S. – Mexico border writers in response to Trumpian politics. Since 2017, he has served as the Associate Director of the Writing Studio at Georgia State University.   His poetry has been published in the journals Atlanta Review, B O D Y, Prairie Schooner, and Hunger Mountain.

“The Old Moon Carries the New Moon” poem published in Hunger Mountain, 2008.

Poems “In Grief,” “The Orchards,” “Blue Heaven,” and “A Prophecy” all appeared in Prairie Schooner in 2016.