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E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series

"In McLuhan's Wake: 50 Years of Understanding Media"

The Embassy of Canada's E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series introduces Canada and showcases Canadian perspectives through guest lectures from academics, authors, and artists.‬

‬2014 marks 50 years since the publication in 1964 of Canadian visionary Marshall McLuhan's seminal text, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Published in Japanese translation as Media Ron, it has become a classic in its field, still widely read by media scholars. To commemorate this anniversary, the Embassy of Canada will hold a special screening of Kevin McMahon's thought-provoking documentary "McLuhan's Wake". Prior to the screening, McLuhan experts from both Canada and Japan will examine the work of the man regarded as the 'father of communications and media studies', and will also try to find in it insight for our present-day society, where diverse media play such a pervasive role.

Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting event.‬

Film Information:

McLuhan's Wake
National Film Board of Canada, 2002
93 min 49 s
Directed by Kevin McMahon
Japanese subtitles by the Student Translation Team of Aoyama Gakuin University, supported by Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. David Nostbakken
    Instructor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University; McLuhan Fellow, iSchool, University of Toronto

  • Dr. Junichi Miyazawa
    Professor, School of Cultural & Creative Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University

Time: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:30 –

Place: Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre (B2 level)

Language: English/Japanese

Admission: Free – advance registration required

Organizer: Embassy of Canada

Please register by e-mail, clearly indicating the information requested below in your message. Registration will be closed when full (capacity is 233 guests).

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Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6305, Fax: 03-5412-6249



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