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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From Robert Alter’s “To the Reader” for his translation of Genesis: The biblical conception of a book was clearly far more open-ended than any notion current in our own culture, with it assumptions of known authorship and legal copyright. The … Continue reading
I think this might be interesting to read: Bazerman, C. (1988). Shaping Written Knowledge: The Genre and Activity of the Experimental Article in Science. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
Okay, so I’ve been thinking that with all my other work I have to do, that researching and diddling around in the larger issue is a bit too time-consuming at the moment, and that perhaps I should narrow down my … Continue reading
Lisa mentioned in class Tuesday Cathy Acker’s book, a violent and perhaps pornographic text that is composed by plagiarizing other texts. Look into this sometime.
Ross, Ian Campbell. “Introduction.” The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Laurence Sterne. New York: Oxford UP, 1983. vii-xxiv. â€œThis is a humorous performance, of which we are unable to convey an distinct ideas to our readers.â€œ – London … Continue reading