Ryerson University

December 2014

Photos from a talk with Comic Scholar Bart Beaty

Photos from a talk with Comic Scholar Bart Beaty

Prominent comics scholar Bart Beaty spoke about his discoveries on Archie at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre.

Bart Beaty interviewed by The Toronto Star

Bart Beaty interviewed by The Toronto Star

Toronto Star Reporter Amy Dempsey sits down with Archie Comics expert Bart Beaty to discuss his work and writings.

Stefanie Zuccarini

Stefanie Zuccarini

MLC welcomes Stefanie Zuccarini, who will be honing her research and archival skills within an artistic, creative and historical setting.

Shalika Sivathasan

Shalika Sivathasan

Shalika joins the MLC with the desire to explore current scholarship within the fields of Canadian literary and cultural production.

Walter Lai

Walter Lai

Walter Lai joins the MLC. He is involved in researching areas in life-writing and history with focus on World War I.

November 2014

Anna Krentz

Anna Krentz

Anna Krentz joins the MLC research team to gain experience with the cultural history approach that is key to the MLC’s mandate.

The Power of Ordinary “Greatness”: Comics Scholar Bart Beaty on the Surprising Longevity of Comics

The Power of Ordinary “Greatness”: Comics Scholar ...

Renowned comics scholar Bart Beaty will talk about his new discoveries in advance of the publication of his book Twelve-Cent Archie.

Photos from Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100

Photos from Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s ...

See some of the photos from the Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100 exhibition

October 2014

"Track your daily word count on your wall" : Colm Tóibín's Surprising Master Class

"Track your daily word count on your wall" : Colm Tóib...

The topic of class is Tóibín's 2009 novel Brooklyn, which is about to be made into a movie.

 All Quiet on the Western Front and Other Treasures Donated to the MLC Research Centre

All Quiet on the Western Front and Other Treasures ...

To donate original materials from the modernist era (1880 - 1940), or to conduct a research project on our holdings, please contact the MLC.

Remembering the Real Winnie: The World's Most Famous Bear Turns 100, November 5 - December 7, 2014

Remembering the Real Winnie: The World's Most Famous ...

A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) has endeared itself to millions of readers worldwide.

MLC Welcomes Ariana Ho

MLC Welcomes Ariana Ho

Ariana Ho holds a BA in History from Concordia University (2013). In Ryerson’s MA program in Fashion (2013-2015), Ariana works under ...

September 2014

MLC Open House 14 on September 23, 6:00PM

MLC Open House 14 on September 23, 6:00PM

MLC is hosting an Open House on September 23 at 6:00pm, featuring snapshots of the research being conducted at the centre.

Cameron MacDonald

Cameron MacDonald

English student Cameron MacDonald joins the MLC Research Team. Welcome Cameron.

Kaela Cadieux

Kaela Cadieux

We welcome Kaela Cadieux who provides administrative support at the MLC Research Centre, working closely with the Director.

August 2014

TVO Interview with Dr. Gammel on Mary Riter Hamilton

TVO Interview with Dr. Gammel on Mary Riter Hamilton

Many Canadians are familiar with the contributions of our country's veterans in the First World War, but ...

July 2014

Sasha Makarewicz

Sasha Makarewicz

Sasha Makarewicz has a passion for comics and comics studies. Under the supervision of Dr. Irene Gammel, in Ryerson's ...

Clara Puton

Clara Puton

Clara Puton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from McGill University (2014). She is fascinated by the fashion and aesthetic

Filomena Gasparro

Filomena Gasparro

Filomena Gasparro has a Fine Arts background and is enrolled in Ryerson's Fashion MA program (2013-2015). Under the ...

Alyssa Mackenzie

Alyssa Mackenzie

Alyssa Mackenzie is a PhD student in English at the City University of New York and a Doctoral Scholar in Residence at the MLC ...

Fashion Victims: Alison Matthews David on the Pleasures and Perils of Dress

Fashion Victims: Alison Matthews David on the Pleasures...

Dancer Isadora Duncan loved nothing more than her long silken scarves—until pleasure turned to peril in 1927, when her scarf became ...

June 2014

Lai-Tze Fan

Lai-Tze Fan

A PhD Candidate (ABD) in Communication and Culture, Lai-Tze Fan examines the effects of a digital cultural logic and digital ...

Snapshots from our MLC Research Updates 2013-14

Snapshots from our MLC Research Updates 2013-14

We prepare to submit our annual reports to our funding agencies, we proudly provide snapshots of the research activities.

May 2014

MLC Alumni – On the Move!

MLC Alumni – On the Move!

As we complete the academic year, we say good-bye to some of our students, recent graduates, and fellows, several of whom are ...

SSHRC Visit Gallery

SSHRC Visit Gallery

On May 22, Dr. Chad Gaffield, the President of the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) visited the Modern Literature and

SSHRC President, Dr. Chad Gaffield, Visits the MLC

SSHRC President, Dr. Chad Gaffield, Visits the MLC

Click here to view the photo gallery. The MLC was buzzing with activity. The President of SSHRC, Dr. Chad Gaffield, had announced

Charles Hong

Charles Hong

Charles Hong provides support and leadership for the expanding Digital Image Archive at the MLC Research Centre. With a Master'

Emma Doran Defends her Doctoral Dissertation

Emma Doran Defends her Doctoral Dissertation

On Monday, May 5, Communication and Culture doctoral student Emma Doran defended her doctoral dissertation, "'Feeling' in ...

Shannon Wakeham

Shannon Wakeham

Shannon Wakeham is a student in the English Honours BA program at Ryerson University (2012-...

MLC Visiting PD Fellow Dr. Alma Mikulinsky Secures Tenure-Track Professorship at Duquesne

MLC Visiting PD Fellow Dr. Alma Mikulinsky Secures ...

Just a few weeks ago, Dr. Alma Mikulinsky, Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the MLC Research Centre, received a phone call

Liz Knox

Liz Knox

Liz Knox provides administration support at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, working closely with the Director, Dr. Irene ...

A Talk By Trina Robbins at the MLC Gallery

A Talk By Trina Robbins at the MLC Gallery

Photographs of the lecture and showcase by Trina Robbins at the MLC Gallery

April 2014

Sally Butterfield

Sally Butterfield

Sally worked with digital and paper-based archives at the MLC Research Centre.

Ernest Hemingway: Modern Literature's Most Illustrious Foodie

Ernest Hemingway: Modern Literature's Most Illustrious ...

As a requirement of her ACS 800: Research Practicum in ACS, Megan Stulberg conducted research on Ernest Hemingway.

March 2014

The Future of the Humanities at Ryerson University's Sears Atrium

The Future of the Humanities at Ryerson University's ...

Photos taken by Lyziane Cantin at The Future of the Humanities taking place at Ryerson's University's Sears Atrium on March 6th 2014.

Irene Gammel discusses: What is Missing from Canada's Culture? for Research Matters

Irene Gammel discusses: What is Missing from Canada's ...

What is Missing from Canada's Culture? On April 9, Vimy Day, Dr. Irene Gammel discusses her research on women's roles

The Brinkley Girls, World War I and American Patriotism in Women’s Cartoons: A Talk by Trina Robbins

The Brinkley Girls, World War I and American Patriotism...

Golden Eyes asks "Have you bought your Liberty Bonds yet?"

The Future of the Humanities: A Riveting Debate

The Future of the Humanities: A Riveting Debate

What is the state of the humanities? A panel hosted by the English Department and the Faculty of ...

Women Making Vanguard Films: A Film Series Hosted by the MLC Gallery

Women Making Vanguard Films: A Film Series Hosted by ...

Women Making Vanguard Films features work by women filmmakers of the modernist avant-garde cinema movement.

Cross Section Art Exhibition

Cross Section Art Exhibition

Cross Section Art Exhibition, organized by the Graduate Students of the Communication and Culture MA and PhD Program, in our. MLC Research ...

February 2014

Alicia Fahey

Alicia Fahey

Alicia Fahey's research investigates representations of the First World War in Canadian art and ...

Michael Pereira

Michael Pereira

Michael Pereira is a student in the Bachelor of English program at Ryerson University (2011-2015). ...

Thinking/Feeling: Communication and Culture Graduate Conference, & Art Exhibition 2014

Thinking/Feeling: Communication and Culture Graduate ...

This year's Communication & Culture Graduate Student Conference, Thinking/Feeling, explores ...

Marianne Hirsch, John Ralston Saul, and Stephen Slemon Debate the State of the Humanities

Marianne Hirsch, John Ralston Saul, and Stephen Slemon ...

The English Department invites you to join us for a stimulating evening of discussion and debate on ...

Dr. Postema Finds Research Inspiration in the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image

Dr. Postema Finds Research Inspiration in the Cité ...

Barbara Postema, MLC, visits the Documentation Center of the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image, in Angoulême, Fra

The Politics of Meat & Disability: Intersections of Feminism, Vegetarianism, and Disability Studies

The Politics of Meat & Disability: Intersections of ...

Postmodern theorists attend to the intersections between speciesism and sexism by critically examining the social definition of a person.

Chelsea Olsen Presents her MRP Research at Thinking Gender Graduate Student Conference at UCLA in LA

Chelsea Olsen Presents her MRP Research at Thinking ...

UCLA Center for the Study of Women's 24th annual Thinking Gender conference was abuzz with passionate presentations and stimulating conversa

January 2014

Amanda Rebecca Cosco

Amanda Rebecca Cosco

Amanda Rebecca Cosco holds a Master's of Arts from Ryerson University. Amanda's thesis work in ...

Body Sweats Reviewed by University of Toronto Quarterly

Body Sweats Reviewed by University of Toronto Quarterly

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven ed. by Irene Gammel and Susan Zelazo.

In Memoriam: Cynthia Downe

In Memoriam: Cynthia Downe

It is with sadness that I report on the passing of Cynthia Downe, Calgary, who donated a precious ...

Marjorie Perloff Lectures on Conceptual Poetry and the Question of Emotion

Marjorie Perloff Lectures on Conceptual Poetry and the ...

The Literatures of Modernity Distinguished Speakers Series Presents: Conceptual Poetry and the ...

Mary Fantaske

Mary Fantaske

Mary Fantaske's research program explores the connections between ecofeminism, vegetarianism, ...

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.