Classes without Quizzes: Machiavelli, McLuhan and Politics


Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST

William G. Davis Building, Council Chamber, Room 3130
University of Toronto Mississauga (MAP)

In an increasingly complex political, social and cultural landscape, the desire to seek order and discipline by looking into our past is a tempting one. Have we been here before? Are the answers to our current questions to be found in the wisdom of past theories?

Niccolò Machiavelli is often cited as a precursor or catalyst to modern thought, as his methodologies and subsequent theories seemed to signal a break with the past that ushered in a new age. Marshall McLuhan’s genius lay in explaining and predicting just what the media of this new age would mean for the creation of an emerging “global village”.

Adriana Grimaldi, lecturer in the Department of Language Studies, will expose the link between the Florentine Renaissance philosopher and the 20th century North American media theorist, both gifted with the ability to mine human insight to illuminate political and cultural institutions.


Complimentary refreshments will be served. 

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