About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
This blog serves as a place to think through things, record thoughts, share interesting stuff, and hold conversations. Welcome!
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Category Archives: Queer issues and theory
It’s rare that I really respect how someone on cable news interviews someone, but Anderson Cooper hits Michigan’s assistant attorney general Andrew Shrivell with hard questions, calling him out with clear, reasoned definitions of “cyberbullying,” “personal,” and “bigot.” Shirvell’s performance … Continue reading
This is good for a few laughs (and maybe even tears):
After Judge Walker’s decision that Proposition 8 in California is unconstitutional, the rumors have begun: Is he gay? For instance, here’s a clip from CNN (via Pam’s House Blend): On PHB, Pam Spaulding asks, “In what universe is the sexual … Continue reading
Homos by Leo Bersani My rating: 5 of 5 stars I largely picked up Leo Bersani’s Homos because it is well known in queer theory for the formulation of the anti-social thesis, which posits that there is something inherently anti-social … Continue reading
One of my favorite bands, queercore Pansy Division, on Christmas (lyrics NSFW):