Posts Tagged ‘literature’

William Hugh Kenner (1923 – 2003) William Hugh Kenner, literary critic (born 7 January 1923 in Peterborough, ON; died 24 November 2003 in Athens, Georgia). Hugh Kenner is regarded as one of the most important commentators on literary modernism and is especially known for his revival of the reputation of American poet Ezra Pound with […]


English Prof, author and poet B.W. Powe publishes compelling new book of poetry, Decoding Dust, in 2016 – the launching point for a must-read Brainstorm Q&A. Esteemed Canadian poet, novelist and essayist B.W. Powe is one of York’s treasures, bolstering this University’s strong literary tradition. A prolific writer, he has produced books that were championed […]


Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016) This posting is obviously not about Marshall McLuhan, but I feel confident that the late great media visionary would approve. B.W. Powe, who was a student of McLuhan at the University of Toronto in the fall of 1978 in his last offering of his English 1000 graduate course, Media & Society, […]


 Marshall McLuhan Teachers are always thrilled when a student of theirs gets a work they’ve written published, and even more so when that work was created in the first place for a school assignment. That was the case for Dr. Roxanne O’Connell, Professor of Communication, Visual and New Media at Roger Williams University in Bristol, […]


Monday Night Seminar Poetry: The Still Point of the Turning World LOCATION: McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, 39A Queens Park Crescent                       East off 121 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 Monday Night Seminar: Monday, February 13th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM  Description: Join Toronto’s poet laureate Anne Michaels […]


Reading by B.W. Powe from his collection “Decoding Dust” published by NeoPoiesis Press Technogenie by B.W. Powe  Technogenie by B.W. Powe from NeoPoiesis Press on Vimeo. Invitation Reader Remembrance Seas For Auxi Dream-catching Hear more poems read by B.W. Powe here: https://vimeo.com/neopoiesispress/videos Some Advance Reviews:- “What’s B.W. Powe: A Poet, an aphorist,a lyric philosopher-historian, a master of […]


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 […]


By Peter Robb, The Ottawa Citizen For three decades the University of Toronto was the home of two towering intellects: Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye. It was, according to B.W. Powe, whose 2014 book Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy (University of Toronto Press) followed their careers, a special time and place in […]


Judith Fitzgerald, a celebrated Canadian poet known locally [in Windsor, Ontario] as an “honorary Windsorite,” has died. According to an obituary, Fitzgerald passed away suddenly but peacefully at the age of 63 in her northern Ontario home on Nov. 25. Over the course of her 45-year writing career, Fitzgerald produced more than two dozen volumes of […]


(Photo courtesy of the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, U of Toronto) Eric McLuhan books launch “Sensus Communis”/“Cynic Satire”, McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology – University of Toronto: Philip Marchand, McLuhan biographer (“The Medium and the Messenger”), Eric McLuhan, and Francesco Guardiani, Professor of Italian, University of Toronto, who published essays on McLuhan […]