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Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy

Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy
91 Charles Street W., Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College 112
Time: Oct 15th, 5:00 pm End: Oct 15th, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Science/Technology, Religion, Study of (FAS), Information, Faculty of, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), English (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Canada, Book History/Print Culture, 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Author B.W. Powe in conversation with Philip Marchand

The Northrop Frye Centre is pleased to present:

Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy

Book launch featuring multimedia presentation and author B.W. Powe in conversation with Philip Marchand

Two of Canada’s central cultural figures, Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye are rarely seen as sharing the same path. Their eloquent but antagonistic public responses to each other’s work testify to a professional rivalry and underscore the legend of competing theoretical tribes. In the first sustained comparison of their work, B.W Powe calls into question this popular conception by revealing a curious harmony between the careers and output of these twin intellectual giants.
After delivering a multi-media presentation, B.W. Powe will be interviewed onstage by the award-winning author and critic Philip Marchand. There will be a Q&A with the audience and a licensed reception.
Books will be available for purchase at the event from Pages UnBound.

Powe flyer

This event is free and open to all, but due to limited seating, registration is requested.  Please click HERE to RSVP.  For further information, please contact the Northrop Frye Centre at (416) 585-4521 x3100.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  The program gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

Download event flyer [pdf]

Event website:  http://www.vic.utoronto.ca/academics/Research_Centres/fryecentre/nfcrsvp.htm


  • Victoria College
  • University of Toronto Press
  • Pages Unbound


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