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: Feminism
I don’t watch television. That’s right, I’m one of those edu-macated snobby urban elites who is above televisions. One Who Thinks He Does The World Good By Abstaining From Television. Okay, I’m being all facetious and hyperbolic and whatnot, but … Continue reading
â€¢ Queerty: Despite opening in only 36 theatres, Gus Van Sant’s film Milk came in 10th in box office sales over the weekend. Perhaps this means that it might come to Penntucky. I want to see it, though I’m pretty … Continue reading
â€¢ via The Feminist Underground: A UC Irvine professor is throwing a fit over mandatory sexual harassment training. It’s rather hard to believe. â€¢ Oregon State has joined iTunes University! I had students give a pretty good presentation on this … 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