The Rhetorical Listening & Composition Colloquium and Workshop Series
SONDRA PERL, Wednesday, October 2, 2:15 p.m.
The Killian Room, 500 Hall of Languages
Embodied Knowing & the Attentive Ear
How is it that writers find their ways to new thoughts? From where does meaning arise? What is the phenomenological understanding of active listening? In this workshop, Sondra Perl will demonstrate a method for attending to what is not yet in words as way to engender new thinking.Based on the work of philosopher Eugene Gendlin, this method will lead to an exploration of the ways knowing is located in the body and how this bodily knowing can be used to guide writers not only as they face the blank page but also as they attend to their developing drafts.
CO-SPONSORS: THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMUNICATION AND RHETORICAL STUDIES, RELIGION, WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES AND THE WRITING PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, HENDRICKS CHAPEL AND ITS WELLNESS CENTER, AND SU’S SCHOOL OF EDUCATION