Archive for the ‘Print’ Category

The following publications previously announced on this blog that are available now are the following:- Explorations: Studies in Culture & Communication, Volumes 1 to 8 (1953 – 1957) Previously announced here with full description: https://goo.gl/CdOoeI Click on image for expanded view. “Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication, principally edited by Edmund (“Ted”) Carpenter and Marshall […]


From YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAwwVPLKYc8 An Analysis of Marshall McLuhan’s “Five Sovereign Fingers Taxed the Breath” (1955) By Donald F. Theall From Prelude to The Virtual Marshall McLuhan by Donald F. Theall, Montreal & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press (2001), 10-11.    An early example of how McLuhan actually developed his probes poetically is exemplified in a […]


On February 11, 2016 Lance Strate informed the Media Ecology Association of the passing of Elizabeth Eisenstein with the following:- I have heard from a few different sources that Elizabeth Eisenstein, author of The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, and the abridged version, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe, as well as The […]


This is a conference that McLuhanists and media ecologists, among others, would be interested in. *an image from Sean Kernan, Secret Books BABEL Conference: OFF THE BOOKS: Making, Breaking, Binding, Burning, Leaving, Gathering The BABEL Working Group is a non-hierarchical scholarly collective and para-institutional desiring-assemblage. BABEL’s chief commitment is the cultivation of a more mindful […]


The following essay is an astute and well-written student essay, I think by a student of Dr. Paul Levinson at Fordham University. [Correction – the author of this essay informs me that he’s a student at Bangor University in Wales, UK.] Marshall McLuhan said that, “Gutenberg had, in effect, made every man a reader. Today, […]


Whole Earth Catalog, spring 1969 In 1968, Stewart Brand founded the Whole Earth Catalog. Brand’s goals were to make a variety of tools accessible to newly dispersed counterculture communities, back-to-the-land households, and innovators in the fields of technology, design, and architecture, and to create a community meeting-place in print. The catalogue quickly developed into a […]


Appreciating Marshall McLuhan Putting the spotlight on the influential media theorist and University of Manitoba alum By Tom Ingram   –   November 24, 2014 In its hundred-year history, the Manitoban has been the first step on the way to a professional career for numerous writers. But there is one who leaves them all behind, whose association […]


The Manitoban is the student newspaper of the University of Manitoba where Marshall McLuhan earned B.A. (1932) and M.A (1934) degrees in English. The newspaper celebrated its centenary this past Wednesday, November 5. Marshall McLuhan, a student of English at the University of Manitoba during the early 1930s published his earliest essays in The Manitoban between […]


Now in print and available from Amazon, B&N, and other online booksellers, an anthology of poetry, poetics, creative writing, and cartoons inspired by  Marshall McLuhan:  The Medium Is The Muse [Channeling Marshall McLuhan] Edited by Lance Strate & Adeena Karasick The cover shows the young college age Marshall McLuhan. It’s from a photograph not previously […]


   Philip Marchand | June 27, 2014  One of the striking features of B.W. Powe’s 1981 A Climate Charged: Essays on Canadian Writers — signalling the arrival of a distinctive voice in Canadian criticism — was that author’s facility in combining erudite argument with the evocation of personality. In the 1981 book, for example, there are sharply observed portraits […]