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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The Modern Language Association’s Job Information List (or JIL, as it’s referred to) came out last week. On a personal note, it was interesting and fun to read through the ads this year — a kind of giddy excitement like … Continue reading
I came across these gorgeous photos after searching for Eau Claire on reddit: (source) (source) (source)
As (it seems) everyone knows, Coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier were dismissed immediately from Penn State after the Board of Regents met on Wednesday night. After the Grand Jury report over the weekend charging former assistant coach Jerry … Continue reading
Over the last three months or so, I’ve gotten comments on a post (well over a year old) on the rise of white nationalism — comments from white nationalists who want to argue with me. It’s interesting to me that someone … Continue reading
I just drove about four hours from State College to Canton, OH, where my friend and colleague Heather is getting married tomorrow. I’m super excited for her! She’s about the best colleague I could ask for — she and I … Continue reading