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Printing, Literacy, and Education in Eighteenth-Century Ireland: Why the Irish Speak English This book details the history of the spread of printing and literacy in eighteenth century Ireland In addition to being a historical survey, it is also a study, in the media ecological vein, that explores what happens when a new technology is introduced to a given culture This work answers three key questions first, why did print technology take so longyears after Gutenberg to become a cultural influence in Ireland second, why was there an explosion of printing and presses in Ireland betweenandand finally, why, when a printing industry had been established, was almost the entire output of printed literature in English rather than the Irish language This book is a masterful and carefully researched contribution to both the study of how technology changes culture and Irish studies


About the Author: Peter K. Fallon

More than two decades of teaching experience on the college university level over twenty years of professional experience in television, including 17 years with NBC News TODAY show Terminal degree Ph.D in Media Ecology from New York University Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology for 2007 Winner of the Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics for 2010.Professor of Media Studies at Roosevelt Univesity in Chicago.My second book, The Metaphysics of Media Toward an End to Postmodern Cynicism and the Construction of a Virtuous Reality, is available from the University of Chicago Press.My latest book, Cultural Defiance, Cultural Deviance, was published in March 2013 and is available from the SophiaOmni press and on.com.Presentations and Publications Why the Irish Speak English paper , presented by invitation to the Eighth Annual Convention of the Media EcologyAssociation, Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico City, June 9, 2007 Orality, Literacy, and the Spread of Printing in Eighteenth Century Ireland paper , presented by invitation to the first annual Conference on Irish Studies of the Irish Studies Program, National University of Ireland, Galway, June 7, 2006 The Metaphysics of Media paper , presented to the 63rd Annual Conference of the New York State Communication Association, Hudson Valley, NY, October 22, 2005 Printing, Literacy, and Education in Eighteenth Century Ireland Why the Irish Speak English Lewiston, New York The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005 Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology for 2007 Book Review Ozersky, Josh Archie Bunker s America TV in an Era of Change, 1968 1978 Carbondale, IL Southern Illinois University Press, 2003 , in EME Explorations in Media Ecology, the Journal of the Media Ecology Association, Volume 3, Number 2, 2004 The Legacy of Neil Postman Writer, Educator, Public Intellectual paper panel discussion presented to the 54th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, May 29, 2004 Mel Gibson s Passion Translating Scripture into Images, Transforming Truth into Impressions paper panel discussion presented to the Molloy College Center for Christian Jewish Studies, Rockville Centre, NY, April 21, 2004 Why the Irish Speak English the Consequences of One Culture s Resistance to Technological Change, in Printing History, the Journal of the American Printing History Association Volume XXI, number 2, Spring 2002 In the Dark Why Ignorance Survives in an Age of Information, presented at the Women of Spirit Symposium of the Siena Women s Center, Rockville Centre, NY, April 19, 2002 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Jacques Ellul Media Theory and Criticism from Opposing Christian Theological Perspectives, presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 12, 2001 Orality and Literacy based Differences in the Spread of Printing in Ireland 1750 1800, presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1990 Printing, Literacy, and Education in Eighteenth Century Ireland, presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Boston, MA, April 18, 1990


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