Speaker 6: Tim Jensen
In "Pathetic Pedagogies: Reimagining the Composition of Pathos, Affect, and Emotion," Tim Jensen suggests that students' rhetorical education in the emotions must push beyond the alluring but ultimately limiting division of rhetoric into logos, ethos, and pathos. While we as college instructors can’t bring the full range of current scholarship on the passions to our classes, we can "capacitate students as citizens" by bringing their attention to the range of emotions deployed in contemporary rhetoric and by illuminating the distinctions that rhetoricians make between them. Jensen concludes with three practical suggestions for how rhetoric teachers can teach emotional literacy and thereby enable students to decode and encode emotional claims.
Reimagining the Composition of Pathos by Tim Jensen, Ph.D. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.