2014 Baylor Libraries Symposium

2014 Symposium Schedule
Lunch Registration
Symposium Survey
Directions & Parking
2014 Symposium Abstracts (PDF)

2014 Call for Papers
Proposal Submission Instructions

2013 Symposium Abstracts
[printable booklet version]

Important Dates

Abstracts Due
Friday, June 6, 2014

Notification of Acceptance
Friday, July 28, 2014

Keynote Address
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Panel Sessions
Friday, September 26, 2014

The Baylor Libraries Symposium highlights research and scholarship at Baylor by recognizing the major anniversary of a significant publication. Each year a particular work is chosen based on its cross-disciplinary appeal in the humanities, arts and/or sciences.

The Baylor University Libraries &
the Department of Communication present

2014 Baylor Libraries Symposium
September 25-26, 2014
2014 Symposium Schedule | Lunch Registration
Symposium Abstracts (PDF) | Symposium Survey

The 2014 Baylor Libraries Symposium marks the 50th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. In his influential and controversial book, McLuhan asserts that every medium is an extension of our human systems and can have a profound effect on our bodies, senses, perceptions, and understanding. McLuhan's challenging work has influenced such diverse fields as the creative arts, technology, philosophy, business, communications, and politics.

Dr. Paul Levinson of Fordham University will deliver the symposium's keynote presentation on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Packard Auditorium of the Marrs-McLean Science Building. Dr. Levinson is a professor of communication and new media, prominent media commentator, and author. His award-winning book, The Digital McLuhan, explores the implications of McLuhan's insights for the Internet and the next horizon of digital media.>

Dr. Richard Dienst, Associate Professor in the Department of English at Rutgers University, will offer the closing address at the symposium on Friday at 3:45 p.m. in Jones Library, Room 200. He is the author of two books - The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good and Still Life in Real Time: Theory after Television - as well as various articles and chapters on contemporary culture and politics.