About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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A friend of mine is completely enamored by danah boyd’s writing, which to a degree I understand. She’s a PhD student at Berkeley, and she often writes some pretty smart things about online information and networking systems. However, I think … Continue reading
It seems to me with a lot of this talk about the “crisis in the humanities” (Fish’s recent defense of the Humanities on the NY Times blog, issue 36.1 of New Literary History, and more) tends to not even discuss … Continue reading
Stanley Fish’s most recent NY Times blog post seeks to defend his previous post Will the Humanities Save Us?, which I wrote about earlier. This time, Fish reasserts that the Humanities only have intrinsic value, and no utility in the … Continue reading