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Jason Hannan

Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications


Jason Hannan Title: Associate Professor
Office: 3G20
Building: Graham Hall
Phone: 204.786.9453
Email: j.hannan@uwinnipeg.ca

Degrees:

  • Postdoc, Rhetoric & Public Culture, Northwestern University
  • PhD, Communication, Carleton University
  • MA, Communication, Carleton University
  • B.Sc., Information Systems, Northeastern University

Biography:

Dr. Jason Hannan is Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to joining UWinnipeg, he was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern University. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern’s Roberta Buffett Centre for International and Comparative Studies. He taught at Northwestern before joining UWinnipeg in 2013.

Dr. Hannan sits on the Farm Animal Compassion Committee of the Winnipeg Humane Society and is the Co-Chair of Winnipeg VegFest.

Courses:

  • RHET-2135 Rhetorical Criticism
  • RHET-2137 Communication Theory
  • RHET-2142 Rhetoric of Animality
  • RHET-2143 Rhetoric of Medicine
  • RHET-3138 Modern Rhetorical Theory
  • RHET-3900 Rhetoric in a Pluralistic Society

Research Interests:

  • Media & Communication Theory
  • Rhetoric & Political Theory
  • Philosophy of Communication
  • Posthumanism & Critical Animal Studies
  • Animal Rights & Welfare
  • Bioethical & Medical Humanities

Publications:

Books

Forthcoming. Meatsplaining: The Rhetoric of the Animal Agriculture Industry. Sydney: University of Sydney Press.

2020. Ethics Under Capital: MacIntyre, Communication, and the Culture Wars. London, UK: Bloomsbury.

2016. Truth in the Public Sphere. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2012. Philosophical Profiles in the Theory of Communication. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Invited Article

2018. “Trolling Ourselves to Death,” European Journal of Communication, 33(2): 214-226.

Refereed Journal Articles

2019. “A Blind Spot in Political Theory: Justice, Deliberation, and Animals,” Journal of Animal Ethics, 9(1): 27–38.

2015. “Justice Implicit: The Pragmatism of Amartya Sen,” Contemporary Pragmatism, 12(2), 317-339.

2015. “Moral Discourse Without Foundations: Habermas and MacIntyre on Rational Choice,” Communication Theory, 26(1): 21-40.

2012. “Alasdair MacIntyre’s Contribution to Communication Theory,” Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, 4(2): 183–198.

2011. “Pragmatism, Democracy, and Communication: Three Rival Perspectives,” Review of Communication. 11(2): 107–121.

2009. “The Place of Truth in Moral Discourse,” RASK: International Journal of Language and Communication. (29):3–48.

2009. “Religious Arguments in the Public Sphere: Rethinking a Free Speech Controversy,” Global Media Journal, 7(13): no. 13.

2008. “The Intellectual Legacy of George Herbert Mead,” Intellectual History Review, 18(2): 207-224

Book Chapters

2017. “Being in Speech: Inferentialism, Historicism, and the Metaphysics of Intentionality,” in Andrew R. Smith, Isaac E. Catt & Igor Klyukanov, Eds. Communicology in the Human Sciences: Essays for Richard L. Lanigan. New York, NY: Peter Lang. (Forthcoming)

2016. “Is There a Right to Die? Assisted Suicide and the Rhetoric of Rights,” in Andrew R. Smith, Ed. Radical Conflict: Essays in Communication and Violence. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2016. “Introduction,” in Jason Hannan, Ed. Truth in the Public Sphere. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2012. “Alasdair MacIntyre: Tradition and Disagreement,” in Jason Hannan, Ed. Philosophical Profiles in the Theory of Communication. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

2012. “Introduction,” in Jason Hannan, Ed. Philosophical Profiles in the Theory of Communication. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

NON-REFEREED ARTICLES

2017. “Trolling Ourselves to Death in the Age of Trump” The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/trolling-ourselves-to-death-in-the-age-of-trump-80524 (Republished in Maclean’s, Salon, & The National Post)