About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
This blog serves as a place to think through things, record thoughts, share interesting stuff, and hold conversations. Welcome!
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I’ve found that my blog reading is much like my magazine reading. I’m always behind and have a stack of stuff to read when I get around to it. â€¢ via Clay Spinuzzi, Hello, My Name is Bob, and I … Continue reading
Scene 1: Sarah, Luke, and I have been in Little Rock for only a few hours Wednesday night and decide to see what the city’s like. With the help of Google, we find a piano bar that seems kind of … 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
Alcorn makes a strong case in this chapter that “rhetoric of discourse is libinal” (26) and that “libidinal structure is always ideological. Libidinal structures are inesapably ideological because all meanings and all feelings operate as meanings in an ideological context” … Continue reading