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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Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage by Axel Bruns My rating: 3 of 5 stars Bruns’s Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond is a solid argument about how the Internet is changing the way we produce … Continue reading
Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition by Geoffrey Sirc My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this fine collection, Wysocki, Johnson-Eilola, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Sirc provide a chapter or two each arguing about … Continue reading
Rhetoric Online: Persuasion and Politics on the World Wide Web by Barbara Warnick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Warnick’s Rhetoric Online is a helpful contribution to the study of persuasion in political discourse online. Warnick argues persuasively that scholars … Continue reading
Yesterday concluded the RSA Summer Institute, held here at Penn State. Participants from around the country came to discuss rhetoric in either a week-long seminar or a weekend workshop (or for some, both). I was in the Queering Rhetorical Studies … Continue reading
I’ve post autotune the news before, but I love it so much, here’s another episode. My favorite part is the questioning of American Exceptionalism toward the beginning (exceptional fast food!): h/t Oregon Robot for this video.