Speaking Freely hosted by Edwin Newman featuring Marshall McLuhan

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  1. Marshall McLuhan - Fishko Files

    Professor Marshall McLuhan rose to stardom in the 1960s as a pop culture guru. In honor of the McLuhan centenary next week, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to McLuhan’s futuristic thoughts…in this edition of Fishko Files.

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  2. Marshall McLuhan 1971 - Full debate with W.H. Auden and Buckminster Fuller

    Recording: 1971 Speakers: Marshall McLuhan, W.H. Auden, Buckminster Fuller and Jack MacGowran Moderator: Norman Jeffares Topic: Theatre and the Visual Arts Location: Fourth Annual Seminar in Irish Studies held in 1971 at the University of Toronto; Recording found in Hornbake Library of the University of Maryland, College Park.

    About Marshall McLuhan: Marshall McLuhan was born on July 21, 1911, to Methodist parents in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1916, the family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where McLuhan attended university, earning both his BA and MA degrees from the University of Manitoba. He pursued further study at Cambridge, England, earning another BA and MA there.

    What has been referred to as McLuhan’s "aesthetic approach" has its roots in the New Criticism developed at Cambridge in the 1930s. Under the leadership of F.R. Leavis and I.A. Richards, McLuhan developed an appreciation for the formal aspects of literature — an important precursor to his later ideas on technological forms. The New Criticism concentrated on understanding how literature achieved its effect on readers. The meanings of a poem, for instance, were derived from how the words worked together in a formal context, not from authorial intent. The New Critics considered the manipulation and use of form and structure, including …

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  3. Marshall McLuhan With Wilfred Watson at Tony Schwartz’s Studio in 1968

    In his 1970 book, From Cliché to Archetype (Viking, NY ISBN 0-670-33093-0), Marshall McLuhan, collaborating with Canadian poet Wilfred Watson, approached the various implications of the verbal cliché and of the archetype. One major facet in McLuhan’s overall framework introduced in this book that is seldom noticed is the provision of a new term that actually succeeds the global village; the global theater.

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  4. Enemy Sessions 09 part one

    Bob Dobbs and Andrew Chrystall discuss Inscriptorium, a blog by Andrew McLuhan.

    According to Andrew "[Inscriptorium] is a blog about discovering the work of Eric McLuhan and his father, Marshall McLuhan; it’s about the paths which led to their discoveries, the triumphs and disappointments along the way; and it’s about me." In the blog Andrew is bringing to light some of the contents of McLuhan’s private library (approx. 5000 volumes) and the marginalia in those works.

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  5. Enemy Sessions 09 part two

    Bob Dobbs and Andrew Chrystall discuss Inscriptorium, a blog by Andrew McLuhan.

    According to Andrew "[Inscriptorium] is a blog about discovering the work of Eric McLuhan and his father, Marshall McLuhan; it’s about the paths which led to their discoveries, the triumphs and disappointments along the way; and it’s about me." In the blog Andrew is bringing to light some of the contents of McLuhan’s private library (approx. 5000 volumes) and the marginalia in those works.

    —Huffduffed by transpondency