Mcluhan and the Humanities (Column)
By English Studies in Canada
- Release Date - Published: 2010-06-01
- Book Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Author: English Studies in Canada
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ONE OF THE CONSTANTS OF MCLUHAN CRITICISM AND BIOGRAPHY IS THAT his training as a scholar of Renaissance English literature and its debt to the rhetorical tradition, coupled with his lifelong interest in English literary modernism, especially Joyce and Eliot, morphed into his foundational theories of mediation. McLuhan's literary studies were undoubtedly crucial to his theories of how media shape messages. But what was to be the afterlife of these insights for the study of literature and for the humanities at large? What was to be their fate in the postliterate era, an era into which we have fully entered with Wikipedia, Google, the digital library, and e-books?
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