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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Category Archives: Writing 512 Current Composition Theory (Spring 2006)
I’m re-reading Sirc’s book (well, part of it; I haven’t finished it yet), and when I read again that Sirc compares the Modernist classroom to a museum (2), I was reminded of what Gloria AnzaldÃƒÂºa writes in Borderlands: La Frontera. … Continue reading
I have been so busy and stressed lately that I am completely behind in everything, and worst of all, have found such little time to write and journal! So, I am demanding of myself some time to write tonight on … Continue reading
Optimism One. â€œPunk Power in the First-Year Writing Classroom.â€œ TETYC (May 2005): 358-369. Optimism One builds off of Seth Kahn-Egan’s â€œprinciples of Ã¢â‚¬Ëœpunk’â€œ (DIY, sense of anger and passion, attack on institutions of oppression, willingness to endure pain, and and … Continue reading
Sirc, Geoffrey. “Prouse, Hip-Hop, and Death in First-Year Composition.” TETYC (May 2006): 392-398. In this essay, Sirc compares local hip-hop to writing, claiming that hip-hop gets at having to say something, explores the desire to understand our pleasures, is real, … Continue reading
I’m still reading Sirc’s book, and he draws a metaphor between writing and architecture (3-5), which leads him to discuss artists who realize they must work outside the architecture given them: They practiced an art which interrupted the passivity of … Continue reading