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: Queer issues and theory
It seems that there’s almost as much talk about Twitter as there is Twittering. • Chronicle Wired Campus: Tweeters are self-obsessed. What I found interesting: “This implies that Twitter’s resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service more than a two-way, … Continue reading
• Ira Socol’s post The Width of the World is an interesting read about social media tools. I don’t entirely agree with all his points, but he’s started a decent discussion about groupthink, time-wasting, and human relationships (arguing, largely, against … Continue reading
RNC chairman Michael Steele is now arguing same-sex marriage would create an undue financial burden on small businesses: Republicans can reach a broader base by recasting gay marriage as an issue that could dent pocketbooks as small businesses spend more … Continue reading
Outrage, a film about politicians who actively work against the interests of queers yet allegedly have gay sex, premiered on Friday in a few cities. It’s playing in Philadelphia, and I really want to go see it, but can’t really … Continue reading
Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies by Jonathan Alexander My review rating: 5 of 5 starsIn Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy, Jonathan Alexander argues that literacy and sexuality are intricately linked and argues that composition should pay attention to … Continue reading