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Mediations: The Convergence Revolution in Communication

With the seasons, the new semester, and the changing of the clocks, my thoughts have shifted away from the ghost of Hamlet and Gatsby to the ghosts of media where corporate barons and would-be princes have greater global influence. I’ve … Continue reading

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We are There: Recursive Discussions in ENG 4U

Students in my grade 12 University English class discuss the experience of blogging throughout the course.

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Texts: Patterns of Representation and Reproduction

Look for the patterns in everything. Every text, even this one that you are reading right now, is a media text. Texts exist as the middle ground between the author and the audience. They are the means through which thoughts, … Continue reading

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Digging up the Present

The echoes of Hamlet in the present continue as I watch the news. It mediates between our experience of the real, and our thoughts about the real. How are we to act in the face of tragedy? Acting quickly can … Continue reading

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Running into Reality?

I run, and like Johnathon, running sends me into a cascade of contemplation. Before my Saturday morning long run, I was listening to the audiobook version of the play, Hamlet, and planning the lessons for our next unit of study. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Thinking about Film

We watched part of the film version of the novel, The Namesake, in class today and the scene where Ashima learns of her husband’s death over the phone launched me into thinking about the ways that the two media communicate so … Continue reading

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