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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My talk for the Watson Conference was today, and it went quite well. I was blessed to be on a panel that was very cohesive, which hasn’t been my experience in the past with panels that are not proposed as … Continue reading
Today, Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia) accused John McCain of divisive rhetoric that’s reminiscent of George Wallace’s campaign in the 1960s (NY Times, Politico). From Politico: “What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history,” … Continue reading
In Chapter 4 of The Ethics of Identity, Appiah notes that while the United States has never been less culturally diverse, there have never been more celebrations of, or demands for, cultural diversity. He questions the values of both culture … Continue reading
â€¢ Slate.com: diagramming Sarah Palin’s sentences â€¢ ABC.com: Students at George Fox University in Oregon hanged an effigy of Obama. Eek. â€¢ via Feministing, The Living Room Candidate, a collection of television ads from Presidential Campaigns, 1952-2008. An example from … Continue reading
A few days ago, someone directed me to the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator. I entered my name, giggled a bit, and moved on. Didn’t think much of it. Then, a listserv I’m on shared the link, and my inbox … Continue reading