McLuhan in a Post-Modernist World


CALL FOR PROPOSALS – For an international symposium

Marshall McLuhan in a POMO [Post Modernist] World:
Is the Medium the Message?

October 14, 15, 16, 2010 –  University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thirty years after his death, Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) is widely known for his aphorisms about electronic media (having called the world a “global village” and the medium “the message”). Many consider him to have shaped twentieth-century thinking about technology and communication, and as technology continues its march there has been a resurgence of interest in his ideas and work. Our conference–convened in Winnipeg, where McLuhan received both his B.A. and M.A. –invites you to consider how McLuhan’s ideas resonate in media-saturated post-modern culture.

Other topics related to language and culture, especially those related to media and communications, are also welcome.

Keynote speakers: Robert Logan, Douglas Coupland

For proposal form:

Deadline:  June 30, 2010
Notification following vetting: August 15, 2010 Sponsored by

Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications Languages and Cultures Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota (formerly the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota).

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