At the Speed of Light There is Only Illumination: A Reappraisal of Marshall McLuhan

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John Moss, Linda M. Morra
University of Ottawa Press, 2004 - 261 pages
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At the Speed of Light There is Only Illumination collects a dozen re-evaluative essays on Marshall McLuhan and his critical and theoretical legacy; from intellectual adventurer creating a complex architecture of ideas to cultural icon standing in line in Woody Allen's Annie Hall. Given McLuhan's prominent status in many academic disciplines, the contributors reflect a multi-disciplinary background. John Moss and Linda Morra chose the essays from a gathering of McLuhan's academic devotees. The contribution - from "McLuhan as Medium" and "McLuhan in Space" to "What McLuhan Got Wrong" and "Trouble in the Global Village" - to provide a kaleidoscope of new views. As Moss writes of the collected essays: "Some are big and some are small, some exegetic and some confessional, some stand as major statements and others are sidelong glances; some resonate with the concerns of public discourse and others are private or privileged or impious and provocative. Each consists of many parts, each a design on its own. They speak to each other...they may have come together as one version of what happened."

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Revaluation in the Postcolonial
3
A Move to the Glebe
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Copyright

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John Moss is the author of various books, including Invisible among the Ruins, The Paradox of Meaning, and Being Fiction; he teaches at the University of Ottawa.

Linda Morra completed her doctorate at the University of Ottawa. She co-edited with Camille La Bossiere Robertson Davies: A Mingling of Contrarieties (University of Ottawa Press) and has published a number of articles on Canadian literature.

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