McLuhan on Campus: Local Inspirations, Global Visions
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McLuhan on Campus: Local Inspirations, Global Visions

McLuhan on Campus: Local Inspirations, Global Visions

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John M. Kelly Library / St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto

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A MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBITION*
October 13 - December 20, 2016

John M. Kelly Library, St. Michael’s College
113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Explore the development of Marshall McLuhan's theories in the context of his academic and personal life at St. Michael's College. McLuhan's central role in the rise of the Toronto School of Communication is presented through artifacts, audio, texts, video and photographs selected from archival repositories across the University of Toronto and the Federated Colleges of St. Michael's, Trinity and Victoria. The exhibition will feature items drawn from the Special Collections and holdings at St. Michael's, including material from the Sheila and Wilfred Watson archives, Donald Theall papers and Marshall McLuhan collection. Rare and intimate examples on display include McLuhan's correspondence and collaborations with friends and colleagues on campus such as Claude Bissell, Tom Easterbrook, Carl Williams, Harold Innis, Edmund Carpenter and Northrop Frye.

Opening October 13, 2016

Canada Room, Brennan Hall
St. Michael's College, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto

FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, (registration required)

5:30 PM Unveiling, “Pied Pipers All” painting by René Cera
6:00 PM Lectio Magistralis Paul Elie The Makings of a Spirituality of Technology: Glenn Gould, Marshall McLuhan, and “Electronic Participation”
Reception to follow (John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto)

Paul Elie is a senior fellow in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University and the author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own (2003). He writes for Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Commonweal, The Atlantic, newyorker.com, and onbeing.org. He lives in Brooklyn.


The event is a part of the international conference, “The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next” (October 13-16, 2016): www.thetorontoschool.ca

*Photo by Ashley & Crippen 1969, colour restoration by Michael McLuhan © The Estate of Marshall and Corinne McLuhan

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