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’m not a big fan of Hillary Clinton, but I’m glad she won last night â€” it extends this fascinating race out longer, and since I’m not a huge fan of any of the top three (Clinton, Obama, Edwards), it’ll … Continue reading
When I taught first-year writing, I wanted students to write a “This I Believe” essay, but the length was too short to use for one of the major assignments, and instead we did “My Turn” essays, which in retrospect, I … Continue reading
Cross-posted on MAWG: Polemics and Irenics in Argument Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it’s a start? In her essay â€œThe Womanization of Rhetoric,â€œ Sally Miller Gearhart writes that she believes â€œthat any intent to persuade is an act of violenceâ€œ because the persuader has … Continue reading
I just wrote this, and I just practiced reading it. It clocked in at 5 minutes 30 seconds. I have to cut at least 30 seconds, preferrably more so that I can slow down my reading, but here is draft … Continue reading