Notes of a Native Son: An Academic Memoir
Michael Michaud


ISBN: 978-0-9864333-4-4

In this academic memoir, I investigate the available means of persuasion that have shaped my development as a teacher, writer, and scholar. To do so, I recount and reflect on my long-term association with the University of New Hampshire English Department and its many faculty and alumni. As I share my experience with the UNH “tribe,” I attempt to discover a professional identity which honors my UNH forebears and our tribal knowledge and customs while simultaneously accommodating my continued growth as a teacher, writer, and scholar in the larger tribe of composition and rhetoric. To accomplish all this, I enact or perform one of the most fundamental tenets of my UNH community—writing is a vehicle for making greater meaning of one’s life.

About the author

Michael Michaud

Michael Michaud teaches English at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island where he also chairs the campus Writing Board. His publications have appeared in Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Writing on the Edge, Composition Forum, Composition Studies, Writing and Pedagogy, and College Composition and Communication. He is currently at work on archival history of the writing programs at the University of New Hampshire, twice his alma mater.

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