Ryerson University

December 2013

"Lacing Up the Gloves": Gammel's Study on Women, Boxing and Modernity Published

"Lacing Up the Gloves": Gammel's Study on Women, Boxing...

Irene Gammel's explores women's early twentieth-century engagement with boxing as a means of expressing the fragmentations of modern life.

November 2013

Toward a Theory of Dada Ecopoetics: New Study by Gammel & Wrighton

Toward a Theory of Dada Ecopoetics: New Study by Gammel...

Gammel and Wrighton’s Arabesque Grotesque’: Toward a Theory of Dada Ecopoetics has been published by Interdisciplinary Studies of Liter

MLC Receives Modernist Fashion Collection and Fine Objects Donation

MLC Receives Modernist Fashion Collection and Fine ...

The Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre is pleased to announce a Modernist Fashion and ...

Jason Wang

Jason Wang

A Ph.D. student in the Communication and Culture program at York University, Jason Wang holds an M.A...

Emma Renda

Emma Renda

Emma Renda holds an MA in Literatures of Modernity (Ryerson, 2013), and a BA in Journalism with a ...

October 2013

Tenure-Stream Assistant Professor Position

Tenure-Stream Assistant Professor Position

The Department of English at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-...

Alma Mikulinsky

Alma Mikulinsky

Dr. Alma Mikulinsky holds a PhD (2011) from the University of Toronto. Her research interests ...

Dr. Barbara Postema Launches her New Book, Narrative Structure in Comics

Dr. Barbara Postema Launches her New Book, Narrative ...

Photographs of the Book Launch Narratives Structure in Comics by Dr. Barbara Postema

Decoding the Wordless World of Silent Comics

Decoding the Wordless World of Silent Comics

One of the leading comic scholars in North America seeks to unpack the origins of wordless comics to...

Nick Vani

Nick Vani

Nick Vani is an undergraduate student in the Arts and Contemporary Studies program, majoring in ...

Tara Sadeghian

Tara Sadeghian

Tara Sadeghian is a graduate student in the Communication and Culture program at York and Ryerson ...

September 2013

Dr. Laura Fisher

Dr. Laura Fisher

Dr. Laura Fisher (English) holds a BA (Hons) from McGill University and a 2012 PhD from New York ...

Ryerson Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Barbara Postema Launches New Book

Ryerson Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Barbara Postema ...

The serious study of comics has long been the research mission of Dr. Barbara Postema, a new ...

MLC Open House a Terrific Success

MLC Open House a Terrific Success

Dear MLC Team and Open House Participants, Thank you for making our MLC Open ...

MLC Open House

MLC Open House

Photos from our Open House on September 18, 2013

MLC Open House

MLC Open House

You are cordially invited to our MLC Open House on Wednesday, 18 September, 6:00-8:00PM, at 111 ...

MLC Scholar-in-Residence Stephen Broomer’s Films Recieve Major International Accolades

MLC Scholar-in-Residence Stephen Broomer’s Films ...

Stephen Broomer's recent film Brebeuf is slated for screening at the New York Film Festival.

July 2013

Sydney Tyber

Sydney Tyber

Sydney Tyber's MA studies in Ryerson's Literatures of Modernity program (2013-2014) focus on ...

Laura Chuang

Laura Chuang

Laura Chuang is a Master of Information candidate at the University of Toronto iSchool, studying ...

Badri Murali

Badri Murali

Badri Murali is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Journalism program at Ryerson University...

June 2013

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

The Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre (MLCRC) was featured in a video by the Canada ...

 Body Sweats reviewed by Drunken Boat

Body Sweats reviewed by Drunken Boat

[I]t is the inventiveness of Freytag-Loringhoven's work that makes these poems and this entire ...

Sponsorships

Sponsorships

Toronto Performance Studies Working GroupThe Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre...

May 2013

Dr. Esther R. Berry

Dr. Esther R. Berry

Esther R. Berry holds a PhD (2012) from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, at the ...

Sexualizing Power in Naturalism Now Available as a Free Open Access eBook

Sexualizing Power in Naturalism Now Available as a Free...

Dr. Irene Gammel's first book "Sexualizing Power in Naturalism" has been made available as a ...

Responses by James R. Alexander

Responses by James R. Alexander

James R. Alexander reviewing Baroness Elsa and Body Sweats

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Barbara Postema's Narrative Structure in Comics

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Barbara Postema's ...

Our new SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Barbara Postema has her first scholarly book Narrative ...

Stephen Broomer

Stephen Broomer

MLC Doctoral Scholar in Residence Stephen Broomer holds a BFA in Film and Video Production (2006) ...

Chelsea Olsen

Chelsea Olsen

Chelsea Olsen completed her Master of Arts in the Communication and Culture program at Ryerson ...

April 2013

Big Win for Doctoral Student Dan Browne

Big Win for Doctoral Student Dan Browne

SSHRC Storyteller: Doctoral Student Dan Brown's Video Showcases MLC Research among Top 25 in Canada...

Donation of St. Nicholas: Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls (1873-1943)

Donation of St. Nicholas: Scribner's Illustrated ...

"Make it a rule never to give a child a book that you would not read yourself," advised famed ...

A Soirée Celebrating the Armory Show

A Soirée Celebrating the Armory Show

Photos from the Soirée Celebrating the Armory Show 1913-2013

Telling Stories without Words: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Barbara Postema

Telling Stories without Words: SSHRC Postdoctoral ...

Dr. Barbara Postema (PhD Michigan State University) has been awarded a prestigious two-year SSHRC ...

 A Soirée Celebrating the Armory Show | 1913 – 2013

A Soirée Celebrating the Armory Show | 1913 – 2013

A Soirée Celebrating the Armory Show organized by the graduate students in CC8829.

March 2013

The Modernist World  - Call for Contributors

The Modernist World - Call for Contributors

The editors of The Modernist World (Routledge) seek contributors to write high-level overview essays

Poets’ Souls Reunited: Two Nellie McClung Mementoes Donated to MLC Collections

Poets’ Souls Reunited: Two Nellie McClung Mementoes ...

The Modern Literature and Culture (MLC) Research Centre has added two valuable mementoes of Canadian...

February 2013

Renovations at 111 Gerrard: Research Display Cases Arrive!

Renovations at 111 Gerrard: Research Display Cases ...

Photos of the renovations and upgrads of the MLC Research Centre's space.

Laura Berger Discusses Aging Women in Film at Ithaca, New York, Conference

Laura Berger Discusses Aging Women in Film at Ithaca, ...

Released on 1 June 2012, Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman was touted as a decidedly dark ...

“Dear Heart,” “My Garden of Love” and “Lullaby”: A Gift of Vintage Modernist Sheet Music

“Dear Heart,” “My Garden of Love” and “...

Before radio and television were widely available, people created their own entertainment, which ...

Anne Goes Blond, Dr. Irene Gammel Interviewed by the Toronto Star and CTV

Anne Goes Blond, Dr. Irene Gammel Interviewed by the ...

MLC Director, Dr. Irene Gammel, talks to the Toronto Star about the new sexy blond ...

January 2013

Body Sweats Reviewed in Cercles

Body Sweats Reviewed in Cercles

A review for Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven appears ...

MLC Team Members and Doctoral Students Stephen Broomer and Dan Browne Showcased in 'Superimposition'

MLC Team Members and Doctoral Students Stephen Broomer ...

Stephen Broomer & Dan Browne: Superimposition January 9th - February 2nd, 2013

Book Launches & Readings

Book Launches & Readings

An up-to-date list of MLC's Book Launches and Readings

Lecture Series & Tours

Lecture Series & Tours

Listings of lectures series and tours at the MLC

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.