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Marshall McLuhan

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Marshall McLuhan

Canadian philosopher of communication theory add

Category: Philosophy

Born in 1911.

Countries: United States (60%), Canada (16%), France (8%)

Main connections: Paul Levinson, Neil Strauss, Timothy Leary

Linked to: Saint Louis University, University of Manitoba, Assumption University, Fordham University

 

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Marshall McLuhan was born in 1911 add something


1915

After Herbert's discharge from the army in 1915, the McLuhan family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Marshall grew up and went to school, attending Kelvin Technical School before enrolling in the University of Manitoba in 1928 add something


1933

His interest in the critical study of popular culture was influenced by the 1933 book "Culture and Environment" by F. R. Leavis and Denys Thompson, and the title "The Mechanical Bride" is derived from a piece by the Dadaist artist, Marcel Duchamp add something


1934

He entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge in the Fall of 1934, where he studied under I. A. Richards and F. R. Leavis, and was influenced by New Criticism add something


1937

From 1937 to 1944 he taught English at Saint Louis University add something

 

At the end of March 1937, McLuhan completed what was a slow, but total conversion process, when he was formally received into the Roman Catholic Church add something


1940

In 1940 the McLuhans returned to Saint Louis University, where he continued teaching and they started a family add something


1943

He was awarded a Ph.D. in December 1943 add something

 

Richard McKeon - McKeon was cited extensively in Marshall McLuhan's 1943 doctoral dissertation "The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of His Time"


1944

Returning to Canada, from 1944 to 1946 McLuhan taught at Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario, Ontario add something


1950

He produced an important journal, "Explorations", with Edmund Carpenter, throughout the 1950s add something

 

In the early 1950s, McLuhan began the Communication and Culture seminars, funded by the Ford Foundation, at the University of Toronto add something


1960

Although he was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, his influence began to wane in the early 1970s add something

 

McLuhan was credited with coining the phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out" by its popularizer, Timothy Leary in the 1960s add something

 

The recording consists of a pastiche of statements made by McLuhan "interrupted" by other speakers, including people speaking in various phonations and falsettos, discordant sounds and 1960s incidental music in what could be considered a deliberate attempt to translate the disconnected images seen on TV into an audio format, resulting in the prevention of a connected stream of conscious thought add something


1962

McLuhan's "The Gutenberg Galaxy" won Canada's highest literary award, the Governor-General's Award for Non-Fiction, in 1962 add something

 

Globalization - Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan popularized the term "Global Village" beginning in 1962


1963

As his reputation grew, he received a growing number of offers from other universities and, to keep him, the university created the Centre for Culture and Technology in 1963 add something

 

University of Toronto - Since 1963, the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of the Faculty of Information has carried the mandate for teaching and advancing the Toronto School


1965

Much enamoured with McLuhan's work, Feigen and Gossage arranged for McLuhan to meet with editors of several major New York magazines in May 1965 at the Lombardy Hotel in New York add something

 

In August 1965, Feigen and Gossage held what they called a "McLuhan festival" in the offices of Gossage's advertising agency in San Francisco add something


1966

Gustave Flaubert - In his May 7, 1966 public lecture at the Kaufmann Art Gallery in New York, Marshall McLuhan claimed that, "I derived all my knowledge of media from people like Flaubert and Rimbaud and Baudelaire


1967

McLuhan biographer Philip Marchand called the recording "the 1967 equivalent of a McLuhan video add something


1969

In 1969 "Playboy" magazine published a lengthy interview with him add something


1970

In 1970, McLuhan was made a Companion of the Order of Canada add something

 

Tony Schwartz (sound archivist) - Considered a guru of the newly emerging "electronic media" by Marshall McLuhan, Schwartz ushered in a new age of media study in the 1970s

 

Frederick Wilhelmsen - Wilhelmsen enjoyed a lively friendship and correspondence with Marshall McLuhan, who spent time at the University of Dallas in the 1970s


1974

He is mentioned by name in a Peter Gabriel-penned lyric in the song "Broadway Melody of 1974" add something


1975

In 1975 the University of Dallas hosted him from April to May, appointing him to the McDermott Chair add something


1979

McLuhan remained at the University of Toronto through 1979, spending much of this time as head of his Centre for Culture and Technology add something

 

In September 1979 he suffered a stroke, which affected his ability to speak add something


1980

A new centre known as the "McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology", formed soon after his death in 1980, is the successor to McLuhan's "Centre for Culture and Technology" at the University of Toronto and since 1994 it has been part of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information add something

 

Despite his death in 1980, someone claiming to be McLuhan was posting on a "Wired" mailing list in 1996 add something


Marshall McLuhan died in 1980 add something

 

He never fully recovered from the stroke, and died in his sleep on December 31, 1980 add something


1981

B. W. Powe - Powe received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1981; he studied there with Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye


1983

From 1983 until 2008, the McLuhan Program was under the direction of Dr. Derrick de Kerckhove who was McLuhan's student and translator add something


1988

In a 1988 interview with Neil Strauss, Leary stated that slogan was "given to him" by McLuhan during a lunch in New York City add something

 

Timothy Leary - In a 1988 interview with Neil Strauss, Leary stated that slogan was "given to him" by Marshall McLuhan during a lunch in New York City


1995

Furthermore, when Wired interviewed him in 1995, Debray stated that he views McLuhan more as a poet than a historian, a master of intellectual collage rather than a systematic analyst add something


1998

Stefano Cagol - In 1998 he took part in the Marshall McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology in Toronto


1999

Paul Levinson's 1999 book "Digital McLuhan" explores the ways that McLuhan's work can be better understood through the lens of the digital revolution add something


2004

Walter J. Ong - According to Adrian Johns' foreword to the 2004 edition, Ong was urged to research Ramus after his graduate mentor, Marshall McLuhan had no particular interest in Ong's original subject, Gerard Manley Hopkins


2008

Since 2008 Professor Dominique Scheffel-Dunand has been Director of the Program add something


2011

"Enculturation", December, 2011 add something


2014

New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014 add something

 

Sandy Pearlman - He was the Schulich Distinguished Professor Chair at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, and from August 2014 held a Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship at the Coach House Institute of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information as part of the CHI's McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology


2016

In May 2016 the Coach House Institute was renamed the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology; its Interim Director is Seamus Ross add something


2017

Professor Sharma's thematic for the 2017-2018 Monday Night Seminars at the McLuhan Centre is MsUnderstanding Media which extends and introduces feminist approaches to technology to McLuhan's formulations of technology and culture add something

 

Paul Levinson - He has spoken at hundreds of science fiction conventions and international academic conferences and symposia, most recently at Heliosphere 2017 , and including dozens of talks around the world to commemorate the centennial of Marshall McLuhan's birth and 50th anniversary of the publication of McLuhan's seminal work, "Understanding Media"