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: Punk Pedagogy
In a previous post (also my response paper for a class), I was concerned with the translation of academic discourse into various other discourse communities, especially in regards to difference and oppression. As Lisa Duggan puts the sentiment, the discourse … Continue reading
Giroux and Simon write about punk: …punk culture’s lived appropriation of the everyday as a refusal to let the dominant culture encode and restrict the meaning of daily life suggests the first instance of a form of reistance that links … Continue reading
I’m re-reading Sirc’s book (well, part of it; I haven’t finished it yet), and when I read again that Sirc compares the Modernist classroom to a museum (2), I was reminded of what Gloria AnzaldÃƒÂºa writes in Borderlands: La Frontera. … Continue reading
Optimism One. â€œPunk Power in the First-Year Writing Classroom.â€œ TETYC (May 2005): 358-369. Optimism One builds off of Seth Kahn-Egan’s â€œprinciples of Ã¢â‚¬Ëœpunk’â€œ (DIY, sense of anger and passion, attack on institutions of oppression, willingness to endure pain, and and … Continue reading
Sirc, Geoffrey. “Prouse, Hip-Hop, and Death in First-Year Composition.” TETYC (May 2006): 392-398. In this essay, Sirc compares local hip-hop to writing, claiming that hip-hop gets at having to say something, explores the desire to understand our pleasures, is real, … Continue reading