11.0171 on mediology

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 20:25:29 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 171.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 06:18:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: Guedon Jean-Claude <guedon@ERE.UMontreal.CA>
Subject: Re: 11.0158 mediology

In response to Willard's remarks about Regis Debray's recent article in
TLS. let me underscore the importance of several of his recent works such
as Cours de mediologie generale (Gallimard, 1991), Vie et mort de l'image
(1992), Transmettre (Odile Jacob, 1996) and his excellent Cahiers de
mediologie published by Gallimard. The third issue in which i published a
small piece with Bruno Oudet just came out last May.

Debray, formerly known as the revolutionary author of Revolution in the
revolution and a coompanion of el Che, was imprisoned in Bolivia between
1967 and 1971. More recently, he has been developing a very original line
of analysis about "meaning through material transmission" and his works
ought to be translated into English very fast. They are brilliant AND
clearly written, a quality not always obvious in contemporary French
philosophers :-)

Highly recommended (along with Roger Chartier's analyses of reading and
the history of books).

Jean-Claude Guedon