In groups of 3-4, think through these questions carefully and be ready to share your responses:
- What does “sensorium” mean? Feel free to look it up, but be able to respond in your own words. (See page 4 and 5.)
- How would you define “rhetoric’s sensorium” more specifically?
- 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?
- How would you describe the complex relation between sensation, perception, and meaning? (See page 7, for example)
- Why does Ann Cvetkovich prefer the term “feeling” over sensation, affect, or emotion? (See page 13.)