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The MLC Research Centre is a place for students at all levels, and for young postgraduates and scholars. Become involved in the MLC Research Centre and build your career. Become a team member. Experience research in action.

If you are interested in applying for a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship related to any aspect of our MLC work, in particular Modernism, Body, Fashion, Identity, or the City , contact Dr. Gammel with your title, your main idea, and your curriculum vitae. 

If you are a ComCult or Literatures of Modernity student and are interested in researching a topic broadly related to any aspect of our MLC work, in particular, Modernism, Body, Fashion, Identity, or the City in your thesis work, contact Dr. Gammel with your title, your main idea, and your curriculum vitae or resume. 

If you are interested in an internship in the MLC, contact admin@mlc.ryerson.ca with your resume. Please note that internships are generally unpaid, but interns receive a letter and the MLC often provides a very small one-time honorarium in recognition of excellent contributions. 

For some of our events, we also involve volunteers in the MLC and issue a volunteer letter. Contact admin@mlc.ryerson.ca with your resume. 

 

The Great War in Literature and Visual Culture

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.