While Dr. Lavelle is not an “Appalachian writer,” the location, with it’s distinctive culture, is a favorite setting for his many short stories and now his new novel, Oreads.
He is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Arts and Communication, Florida Institute of Technology. John Lavelle is actively writing and publishing short stories and novels. He is published in Red Rock Review, Spank the Carp, No Record Press, Trajectory, Stone Canoe, and others.
His academic book Blue Collar Theoretically: A Post-Marxist Approach to Working Class Literature was published by McFarland & Co.
Dr. Lavelle earned his PhD in American Literature, contemporary British literature, and literary theory from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA. 2008; M.A. in Creative Writing, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fl. 2001; M.A. in English, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. 1999; B.A. in English, Cum Laude, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. 1998.
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