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 584 Rhetoric Writing and Identity (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
This is about two weeks old now, but I forgot to post it. In Chapter 7 of Beyond Identity Politics, Moya Lloyd discusses the difference between performance and performativity in order to discuss the potentials for parody as subversion. Performativity, … Continue reading
In Chapter 4 of Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, Power & Politics, Moya Lloyd explores the tensions between poststructuralism and theories of domination the rely on systemic theories, arguing for a â€œglobal strategyâ€ understanding of domination that focuses on â€œwomenâ€™s multiple … Continue reading
Three essays in Freedman and Holmesâ€™s collection The Teacherâ€™s Body: Embodiment, Authority, and Identity in the Academy center around pregnancy. All three essays call into question dominant narratives and conceptions surrounding pregnant bodies. Noting the dis-ease of others around her … Continue reading
In Personally Speaking: Experience as Evidence in Academic Discourse, Candace Spigelman argues persuasively for the use of personal experience in academic writing, both by scholars and by students. She offers many reasons and benefits for incorporating personal experiences. Key among … Continue reading