Noel Tague


Teaching Fellow
CL 609-M


I came to Pitt by way of an MFA in Poetry at the University of Montana, where I first taught courses in composition and creative writing. At Pitt, I teach composition courses that engage interdisciplinary research methods, place-based writing, and documentary poetics. These elements also inform my research, which has taken me into the realm of memory studies, archival theory, rural studies, sensorial rhetoric, and environmental communication. I am currently working on a dissertation titled "The Winds: Rhetorical Memory & Susceptible Livelihood in Rural Northern New York," which examines rural residents' navigation of the rhetoric—and rhetrickery—of industrial wind development in the St. Lawrence Valley.