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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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
In “Who Writes in a Cultural Studies Class? or, Where Is the Pedagogy,” Henry Giroux critiques his own classroom pedagogy and describes his attempt to decenter authority in the classroom and introduce border writing, in order to argue for “re-inserting … Continue reading
In his 2005 essay â€œLiberating Ã¢â‚¬ËœLiberatory’ Education, or What Do We mean by Ã¢â‚¬ËœLiberty’ Anyway?â€œ, Jeffrey Ringer critiques the work of critical pedagogues in composition who do not reflect critically on their use of the concept of liberty. He writes … Continue reading
Lisa also suggested that I read Cushman’s article “The Rhetorician as an Agent of Social Change,” which I enjoyed a lot. She advocates for crossing the ivory tower/reality divide that separates universities and their work from the real life work … Continue reading