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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Lots of folks are talking about their old high school friends, classmates, and even enemies friending them on Facebook. One of my old high school friends recently friended me, after we hadn’t talked in five years (since our five year … Continue reading
Shepard discusses his experiences as a gay son of a Midwestern farmer studying and teaching Renaissance literature. He focuses on the class aspects of the literature, often choosing cultural artifacts over “art,” a distinction he admits is artificial (217). He … Continue reading
Dawn writes about her discomfort in academia, as she reads The Winter Sundays: Female Academics and Their Working-Class Parents, a book that seems to have similar threads to Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams. Dawn writes: Nowhere is it [the class … Continue reading