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 (1911-1980) 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. Keynote speakers: Douglas Coupland and Robert Logan. For proposal form: www.rhetoric.uwinnipeg.ca Selected papers will be invited to contribute to a planned collection on McLuhan studies after the conference. Deadline: June 30, 2010 Notification following vetting: August 15, 2010. For more information, please contact a member of the organizing committee: Jaqueline McLeod Rogers j.mcleodrogers@uwinnipeg.ca Catherine Taylor c.taylor@uwinnipeg.ca Tracy Whalen t.whalen@uwinnipeg.ca