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.

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
Application:      Please register by e-mail, clearly indicating the information requested below.

Registration will be closed when full (capacity is 233 guests).

1. Name
2. Organization/school
3. Address
4. E-mail address
5. Names of guests accompanying

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section      
Tel: 03-5412-6305, Fax: 03-5412-6249
E-mail: tokyo.lib-bib [at] international.gc.ca

Event Details

  • April 16 (Wed)
    Registration Closed
  • 09:30

  • Embassy of Canada TOKYO
  • Free
Registration is Closed