Hawhee Exercise

In groups of 3-4, think through these questions carefully and be ready to share your responses:

  1. What does “sensorium” mean? Feel free to look it up, but be able to respond in your own words. (See page 4 and 5.)
  2. How would you define “rhetoric’s sensorium” more specifically?
  3. Hawhee refers to the “connective, participatory dimensions of sensing.” (See pages 5, 11, 12.) What’s she talking about? How could sensing be participatory or connective?
  4. How would you describe the complex relation between sensation, perception, and meaning? (See page 7, for example)
  5. Why does Ann Cvetkovich prefer the term “feeling” over sensation, affect, or emotion? (See page 13.)

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