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On and Through the Eyes of the Media Oracle.
An anthology edited by
Jonas Ingvarsson, Troels Degn Johansson & Claus Krogholm
For NSU Press
The point of departure for this volume will be the texts of Marshall
McLuhan. The media explosion we have witnessed during the years since the
death of McLuhan seems to have proven many of his media-prophecies to be
correct. It has become widespread to assume, that we are living in â€œthe
global villageâ€ and that â€œthe medium is the messageâ€. The purpose of
re-reading McLuhan can be described as being two-folded. As the title
suggests, we are interested in the actual re-reading of McLuhanâ€™s work, as
well as redefining the agenda of McLuhanâ€™s thoughts today.
For the re-reading, we want to challenge and revitalize the thoughts of
Marshall McLuhan by re-contextualizing them; i.e. by exploring other
theoretical positions, communi cating with, providing a perspective on,
and/or challenging McLuhanâ€™s texts. Here we welcome historical, as well as
The other approach, the redefining, will address the uses of McLuhan. How
do we update, explore and adapt the 40 years old agenda of McLuhan to the
social, philosophical, literary and artistic agenda of today?
These questions will form the basis for the NSU Press volume, Re-Reading
McLuhan. On and Through the Eyes of the Media Oracle, to be published
We ask you to send an extensive abstract, on approximate 1000 words, +
titles and references, before September 1. 2007. Please send abstracts to
Troels Degn Johansson (e-mail: troels.degn.johansson_at_dkds.dk) or Claus
Krogholm (e-mail: clauskrogholm_at_mail.dk). For further questions, please use
the e-mail addresses above.
University of Karlstad, Sweden
Troels Degn Johansson
Department of Language, Culture & Aesthetics
Aalborg University, Denmark
For some years the Nordic Summer University (NSU, presentation below) has
hosted a Study Circle on Media Philosophy, resulting in many interesting
seminars and conferences on different, media related, topics. The topic for
the 2002 Oslo-seminar was â€œRe-reading McLuhanâ€. The papers and discussions
presented on this occasion proved that the thoughts and theories of McLuhan
still are relevant today. It is our wish to continue this re-reading of
McLuhan, and we welcome contributions within the guidelines suggested above.
The Nordic Summer University (NSU)
The Nordic Summer University (NSU) is a long-established institution within
the Nordic intellectual arena. The NSU is not a dusty relic of a bygone
age, but a dynamic space where intellectuals from different age groups meet
to share their thoughts and test out their arguments. It constitutes a
forum for intellectual thought where narrow academic disciplines are
replaced by thematic topics, creating an interdisciplinary space where
academics and intellectuals with various backgrounds can interact.
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