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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Category Archives: English 504: Emancipatory Composition (Fall 2008)
So, after failing to get 15,000 academic words written in November, I created the same goal for December. Beat it early, but never updated my chart: 22,396 / 15,000(149.3%) I thought I’d share some word clouds from my papers this … Continue reading
“If we have learned anything in the years of late twentieth-century feminism, it’s that ‘always’ blots out what we really need to know: When, where, and under what conditions has the statement been true?” (Adrienne Rich, “Notes Toward a Politics … Continue reading
Gallagher, Chris W. Radical Departures: Composition and Progressive Pedagogy. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2002. In Radical Departures, Gallagher writes against our commonplace notion of progressive, a term â€œoften used unreflectively as a term of approbationâ€ (xiii). Compositions studies, he notes, views … Continue reading
Emancipatory Movements in Composition: The Rhetoric of Possibility by Andrea Greenbaum My review rating: 2 of 5 starsAs I read Greenbaum’s Emancipatory Movements in Composition, I was struck with a problem of genre and purpose. I picked up the book … Continue reading