CFP: Marshall McLuhan in a POMO World: Is the Medium the Message?

Call for Proposals for an International Symposium
Marshall McLuhan in a POMO World: Is the Medium the Message?
October 14, 15, 16, 2010
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Thirty years after his death, Marshall McLuhan 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.
For porposal form: www.rhetoric.uwinnipeg.ca
Deadline: June 30, 2010
Notification following vetting: August 15, 2010

Sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications (The University of Winnipeg) and the Languages and Cultures Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota (formerly the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota).