Michael Fox


Associate Professor
Director Writing Studies

PhD; University of Cambridge, 1997
MA; University of Manitoba, 1994
Dip. Hons; University of Western Ontario, 1992
BA; University of Windsor, 1988

University College 3429
519-661-2111 ext. 88187

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Research Interests/Specializations

Rhetoric; professional communication; history of the English language; narratology; creative writing

Russell Hoban said that “language is an archaeological vehicle […] a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.” I have explored medieval Latin, Old English, Old Norse, and many more modern languages, but I am still not satisfied with what I’ve found. From the forgotten forms of words and stories – I believe – we can distill something of the human essence, and that search motivates my research and teaching.


WRIT2206: Introduction to Professional Writing; WRIT2205: Technical Writing; WRIT2206: Technical Editing; WRIT2292: Advanced Professional Communication; WRIT2299: Portfolio Writing & Design; ENGL3001: History of the English Language