Congratulations to Dr. Corey Anton for his two latest publications! An article published in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, titled “Communication: the Act and Art of Taking-for-Granted” and a book review of “Cynic Satire” by Eric McLuhan, published in Explorations in Media Ecology.
“Communication: the Act and Art of Taking-for-Granted”
In this article, Dr. Anton questions the negative connotation in the popular usage of the expression “taken-for-granted.” He attempts to demonstrate a different meaning and usage of the term. He even goes as far as to say that “…it would seem impossible to not take-for-granted. Might it be that ‘taking-for-granted’ is the very essence of communication?”
The article can be found here.
Book review of “Cynic Satire”
McLuhan’s book is an overview of the history of Menippean satire. Anton’s review of it comes not long after Eric McLuhan’s death, making the book especially meaningful to those that loved him and studied his work. In Anton’s words, “This book will be hailed as one of his finest, a solid piece of erudition. It is lucid, meticulously researched and heuristically rich.”
For those that would like a copy of Anton’s book review, please email him directly. His contact info can be found here.