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: Foucault
Gregory alerted me to this video via Twitter, and I think it’s a rather fun synopsis of Foucault’s History of Sexuality, though there are a few inaccuracies. Particularly, I like the juxtapositions in the film (especially the use of Elmo!):
Outrage, a film about politicians who actively work against the interests of queers yet allegedly have gay sex, premiered on Friday in a few cities. It’s playing in Philadelphia, and I really want to go see it, but can’t really … Continue reading
Inside Higher Ed has a post about poor citation in academic publishing. I’ve noticed this problem a few times in journal articles and books: misspelled authors’ names, wrong journal volume numbers, a bibliographic entry that doesn’t have the translator listed, … Continue reading
“In reality, a cycle of manipulation and retroactive need is unifying the system ever more tightly…. Technical rationality today is the rationality of domination” (Horkheimer and Adorno, Dialectic of the Enlightenment 95). I just read this LA times story titled … Continue reading