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 575 Post 9/11 Theory (Winter 2008)
From Dennis, Time Wise’s article arguing that Jeremiah Wright was right: Indignation doesn’t work for most whites, because having remained sanguine about, silent during, indeed often supportive of so much injustice over the years in this country–the theft of native … Continue reading
In Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida, Derrida argues that “September 11” is not an event (in the sense that Heidegger uses the term) because, in part, it was not unforeseeable. Of course, … Continue reading
As I was struggling on the bike at the gym on Friday, I saw on television the story of the British plane that lost power and crashed. The pilot was being heralded as a hero (“The British pilot who made … Continue reading
Today was the first meeting of Gottlieb’s “Theory after 9/11” Seminar. During class we read Slavoj Zizek’s In These Times article What Rumsfeld Doesn’t Know That He Knows About Abu Ghraib. Zizek argues that despite the claims of the media … Continue reading