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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1977: A Cultural Moment in Composition by Brent Henze My rating: 4 of 5 stars 1977 is an excellent history of the composition program at Penn State, which Henze, Selzer, and Sharer argue is a justified history to tell because … Continue reading
Jon Stewart questions the claims of conservative pundits and politicians who don’t want the new Muslim Center near the World Trade Center location: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
via the Blogora, an excellent video infographic that shows the number of nuclear bomb detonations between 1945 and 1998. The number is staggering. If, like me, you’re fairly young, you might assume that the United States hasn’t detonated a bomb … Continue reading
This last six months have made me think quite a bit about the politics of spaces, and the rhetoric surrounding those spaces. Two “events” in particular. For the queer community in town, there’s our local bar, Chumley’s, which is a … Continue reading
To answer that question: studying for my comprehensive exams, going to Rhetoric Society of America conference in Minneapolis, taking my comprehensive exams, traveling to Iowa for my friend Rachel’s wedding, and preparing to teach English 15 during second summer session … Continue reading