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 593 Rhetorical Tradition (Winter 2006)
After this quarter and reading some Burke and Foucault, I’m beginning to think quite a bit about how language is action. As a discipline, English, Rhetoric and Composition all too often views “artifacts” as products, not as actions. Thus, Bakhtin … Continue reading
Recently, I’ve been reading some Foucault for theory group and for Writing 593. I’ve read sections of The Order of Things, the essays “What is an Author” and “Nietzsche, Geneology, History,” and an excerpt from “The Order of Discourse.” From … Continue reading
Reynolds, John Frederick. “Delivery.” Ed. Theresa Enos. Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age. New York: Garland, 1996. 172-173. Reynolds writes: Delivery, however, is the more readily revived of rhetoric’s two “problem canons,” both … Continue reading
Here are some quotes and some of my thoughts as I read Chapter 1 of Fighting for Life by Walter Ong. “The biological side of our nature is nothing to be ashamed of.” (10) “Contest is a part of human … Continue reading