City of Rhetoric is about the neighborhoods, cities, regions, and other spaces of our lives. It’s about how place writes and re-writes us and about how we can write and re-write our place in the world. And it’s about teaching: teaching place through writing, teaching writing through place.
The principal blogger is David Fleming, citizen of Northampton, Massachusetts, and professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. You can read more about him here. And you can email him by clicking here.
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Hello Dr Fleming
We are the descendants of the Slaves of Rowan County and I am a descendant of the Neely family that may have been owned by your ancestor. We trace our family to Calahan Township in Davie County and I attend Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church (formerly Mt. Vernon Colored Church). Hope to hear from you soon. Greetings from Woodleaf, North Carolina. Arneda Taylor-Harper
Good morning Dr. Fleming,
I stumbled across your blog this morning and enjoyed scanning your pieces on the meadows of Northampton and the piece about The Beatles. I look forward to reading in more detail. We appear to share some of the same interests. I am a big fan of The Meadows – not least because I am a descendent from the same line of Sheldon’s as Isaac Sheldon. I lived in Liverpool for several years, a city I love very much. I also lived and worked for a short and enjoyable time in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, in Southern Pines. I am a writer w/ a new book out titled Marmite Cowboy and I am currently working on the follow up volume.