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: Identity and Identification
EDIT/UPDATE: After reading Collin’s comment, I decided to research further. The lawsuit was settled out of court, but part of the issue was distasteful references to players who had died of heart conditions or driving accidents. Bad taste! I’d sue … 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
Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, Power and Politics by Moya Lloyd My review rating: 5 of 5 starsLloyd’s book is an excellent book for those interested in feminism and post-structuralist theories of identity and politics. Lloyd is able to articulately and … Continue reading
Leslie Marmon Silko’s â€œThe Man to Send Rain Cloudsâ€ (182-186) is the story of how Leon and Ken found Teofilo dead under a cottonwood tree and Teofilo’s subsequent burial. When Leon and Ken first encounter Father Paul in the story, … Continue reading