Coming to See Myself as a Vernacular Intellectual
A short essay taken from remarks at the annual 2007 convention on getting the Exemplar Award. I look back over my career as an ongoing attempt to democratize writing--operating from the stance of a "vernacular intellectual" (a concept coined by Grant Farret).
Peter Elbow. "Coming to See Myself as a Vernacular Intellectual" College Composition and Communication 59.3 (2008): 519-524.
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