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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via Dennis Jerz. Good video:
Some classmates and I are collecting YouTube videos incorporating dance and the remembrance of 9/11 for a pretty low-key presentation for our Public Memory course. In this first, one, the WAIT Team (Washington AIDS International Teens) choreographed and danced to … Continue reading
â€¢ via Dennis, BooMan on explicit racism in this election. An excerpt: Anytime they poll the American people about racism, blacks say there is more of it than whites. The raw racism on display this election season is probably more … Continue reading
Drawing on â€œthe widely held assumption that a person cannot not communicateâ€ (15, emphasis in original), Cheryl Glenn makes a strong case for understanding silence as rhetoric in Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence. Noting that silence is â€œundervalued and under-understoodâ€ … Continue reading