Ryerson University

Many of the courses taught by Irene Gammel and the postdoctoral fellows on her team are Experiential Learning courses, in which students combine the study of theory with practice, anchoring theory through hands-on components.

Graduate Courses

LM8912 Modernity as a Public Event

An experiential learning course, in the Literatures of Modernity MA Program, culminating in a large public event.

CC8829 Modernist Literary Circles: A Cultural Approach

An experiential learning course in the Communication and Culture MA and PhD Program taught by Dr. Irene Gammel.

Undergraduate Courses

ACS 800: Research Practicum in ACS

This is an experiential learning course in the Arts and Contemporary Studies BA Program, which involves students in a research practicum.

ACS 800: Senior Group Project

A course focused on a public event in 2008 with focus on L.M. Montgomery.



Other Upper-Level Undergraduate Courses

  • Dadaists, Avant-gardists, and Modernists
  • American Literature from 1865-1914
  • Feminist Readings
  • Modernist Women: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
  • Canadian Prose Fiction
  • L. M. Montgomery
  • L. M. Montgomery: Hauptseminar (Graduate course)

 

Introductory and Survey Courses

  • Introduction to Fiction
  • English Literature from 1832 to the Present
  • Survey of Literature in English from 1785 to the Present
  • Writing by Women
  • Continental Literature in Translation
  • Introduction to English: Forms and Approaches
  • Introduction to American Fiction
  • Introduction to the Western Tradition
  • English Composition
  • Advanced Expository Writing
The Great War in Literature and Visual Culture

MLC Themes

The Great War in Literature and Visual Culture

Amid the unprecedented social change of World War I, women renegotiated their identities by dramatically changing the way they engaged with the arts. But how did they do so? And how did everyday citizens engage with the war?

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

MLC Themes

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, considered by many to be the mother of Dada, was a daringly innovative poet and an early creator of junk sculpture. “The Baroness” was best known for her sexually charged, often controversial performances.

Modernism in the World

MLC Themes

Modernism in the World

Recent research has departed from the Euro-centric and national view of Modernism to include approaches and methods studying Modernism across national boundaries and across different art forms to include fashion, dance, performance, technology, and visual culture.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

MLC Themes

Lucy Maud Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery is perhaps Canada's most important literary export. She was prolific writer of over 500 short stories and poems, and twenty novels, including the beloved Anne of Green Gables.

Canadian Modernism

MLC Themes

Canadian Modernism

The works of numerous Canadian authors who lived during the modernist era may well constitute the most central and experimental articulation of Canadian modernism in prose, allowing authors to stage cross-cultural, controversial, and even conflicted identities.

Modernist Biography and Life Writing

MLC Themes

Modernist Biography and Life Writing

Life writing, including autobiographical accounts, diaries, letters and testimonials written or told by women and men whose political, literary or philosophical purposes are central to their lives, has become a standard tool for communication and the dissemination of information.