Posts Tagged ‘review’

By Phil A. Rose, McMaster University HAROLD INNIS’S HISTORY OF COMMUNICATIONS: PAPER & PRINTING — ANTIQUITY TO EARLY MODERNITY. Edited by William J. Buxton, Michael R. Cheney, & Paul Heyer. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 185 pp. ISBN: 9781442243385. With their recently published version of Harold Innis’s History of Communications: Paper and Printing — […]


Thank you to Martin Speer for bringing this to my attention and for providing the following text from the book’s Introduction:-   From the Introduction: “Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan famously argued that the purpose of media studies was to make visible that which normally remains invisible ‒ namely, the effects of media technologies rather […]


 By David Tereshchuk , Print, broadcasting & web journalist; Author, ‘The Media Beat’ The November issue of Vanity Fair carries an in-depth and mostly laudatory portrait of that legendary giant of an American writer, Tom Wolfe. It’s an 11,500-word piece by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, Flash Boys and other impressively crafted investigative works. The article, How Tom […]


                              This is from a review of Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon: Douglas Tirola’s Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015), which screened yesterday at the Sydney Film Festival, is a thoroughly conventional […]


A Review by B. Andrew Paskauskas, Toronto, April 7, 2015 On the back pack page of Where Seas and Fables Meet: …, we read that B.W. Powe is first and foremost a philosopher; followed by poet, novelist, and essayist. The ordering is fitting because here, in his latest contribution to world literature, Powe forges in […]


The McLuhan Retrieval Reviewed Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews. Boston: MIT Press, 2003. The Book of Probes. NY: Ginko Press, 2003. McLuhan for Managers: New Tools for New Thinking. Ontario, Canada: Viking, 2003. The Virtual Marshall McLuhan. NY: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001. McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography. Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2003. […]


The November 9, 2014 issue of the venerable Times Literary Supplement (TLS) published a mostly positive review of B.W. Powe’s recent study of McLuhan and Frye, although I detect a measure of possibly colonial condescension from the literary voice of the onetime imperial global empire; that’s okay. They can’t yet shake the habit…………AlexK Selected quotes:- In […]


There have been other reviews of Bruce Powe’s latest book published on this blog, but this unpublished review is written by Robert Logan, arguably the dean of Marshall McLuhan scholars today. A Review of B. W. Powe’s Marshall McLuhan & Northrup Frye: Apocalypse & Alchemy by Robert K. Logan (logan@physics.utoronto.ca) B.W. Powe’s book Marshall McLuhan […]


 B.W. Powe. September 2010 Like the two-headed Roman god Janus, Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye toiled together yet separately, within the same institution, forging new ways to think about emerging technologies, media, culture and literature. They often disagreed. But to York University English Professor B.W. Powe, a student of them both, they represent two sides […]


50 Canadians Who Changed the World Ken McGoogan. HarperCollins Canada, $29.99 (329p) ISBN 978-1-44340-930-8 McGoogan, author of How the Scots Invented Canada, sets out to combat Canadian modesty by highlighting 50 notable Canadians, limiting himself to Canadians born in the 20th century and whose efforts had global impact. To demonstrate the breadth of endeavors, McGoogan […]