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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I turn in a draft of what is now my first chapter to Lisa later this morning. I am so frustrated… I just want to bash my head on a rock. I don’t know how many times I hit my … Continue reading
I’ve never wanted to be in Detroit so bad. When I was at 4C’s, everyone was telling me I should go to Computers and Writing, but really, it’s timing is bad. We’re in the middle of week seven (out of … Continue reading
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In “Genre as Social Action,” Carolyn R. Miller argues “that a rhetorical sound definition of genre must be centered not on the substance or the form of discourse but on the action it is used to accomplish” (151). This action … Continue reading