I live a local life and inhabit a small world. In my research, I try to reach as wide an audience as I can, but I know my readership is not huge. I would be thrilled for this blog to attract unexpected visitors, from far and wide. But, to be honest, I write mainly for my students, my colleagues, my neighbors, my family and friends, and myself.
If I have any “publics,” it is these three:
- my professional discipline: scholars and teachers of postsecondary composition and rhetoric;
- my school: The University of Massachusetts Amherst; and
- my city of Northampton – along with its neighbors in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.
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