Major New Book Announcement – Remediating McLuhan by Richard Cavell

03Oct16
remediating-mcluhan

Remediating McLuhan
While current scholarly interest has assured McLuhan’s foundational status as media theorist, it has by no means exhausted the import of his writings, which take on additional layers in the current digital moment. This collection of essays argues that it was McLuhan’s confrontation of the bios that was the distinguishing feature of his media theory and the source of its most consistent problematic. Holding that media were extensions of the human, McLuhan also posited that the human was a product of technology. Remediating McLuhan ranges over media theory, art history, bio-technology and deep history in addressing this problematic, and discusses McLuhan in the context of Flusser and Turing, Carl Woese and Daniel Lord Smail.
Published by: Amsterdam University Press   –   ISBN: 9789089649508   –   Release date: 15-10-2016   –   Edition: Hardback   –   Pages: 202
Series: Recursions   –   Author: Richard Cavell (Source: https://goo.gl/iJu5Rt )
Will be distributed in North America by University of Chicago Books, Cloth $99.00, February 2017. For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada. ( https://goo.gl/fxjgkf )
About Richard Cavell

Richard CavellRichard Cavell is the author of McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography (2002), which articulated the spatial turn in media studies and McLuhan’s foundational role within it. Professor Cavell has also published the critical performance piece Marinetti Dines with the High Command (2014) and Remediating McLuhan (2016). He is the editor of Love, Hate and Fear in Canada’s Cold War(2004), co-editor (with Peter Dickinson) of Sexing the Maple: A Canadian Sourcebook (2006), co-editor (with Imre Szeman) of the special double issue of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (2007) on “Cultural Studies in Canada,” editor of On the Nature of Media (2016), and curator of the website http://spectresofmcluhan.arts.ubc.ca , and has published more than 70 chapters, articles and reviews. His work has been translated into French, Italian, German, Romanian and Japanese. Professor Cavell has been a faculty member of the universities of Padua and Bologna, and has given invited lectures internationally. Professor Cavell’s research has been funded by the Canada Council, the Canada Research Fellowships, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Killam Trusts, and the UBC Hampton Fund.  Professor Cavell is joint Founding Editor of the award-winning Cultural Spaces series at the University of Toronto Press (1999-2009); co-founder and Chair pro tem of the Bachelor in Media Studies Program at UBC;  founder of the UBC International Canadian Studies Center; a Founding Board Member of the UBC School of Journalism;  one of the founders of the Canadian Association for Cultural Studies; a member of the committee that founded the Critical Studies in Sexuality Program at the University of British Columbia; Past President of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association; and a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de la Littérature Comparée.  Prof. Cavell was Academic Convenor of the 2008 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, the major academic event of UBC’s centennial year, and the largest conference in the history of UBC and the Federation, with over 9,000 delegates in attendance. (Source: http://blogs.ubc.ca/cavell/biography/ )

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