Ryerson University

December 2015

Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings

As we come to the end of another successful year at the MLC, I want to thank all of you for your involvement, support and dedication this ...

The Memory of St. Julien: Configuring Gas Warfare in the Battlefield Paintings of Mary Riter Hamilton

The Memory of St. Julien: Configuring Gas Warfare in ...

This essay takes the commemorative work of the Canadian painter Mary Riter Hamilton (1867-1954) as a case study of what is often remembered

Dada Fantasia: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven in New York

Dada Fantasia: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven in New York

hereas Marcel Duchamp hung his readymade In Advance of the Broken Arm (1915) in his room as an ornament, an extension of sorts to his body,

MLC Research Associates Launch New Book on Cultural Mapping and the Digital Sphere

MLC Research Associates Launch New Book on Cultural ...

How do we create narratives and memories in the digital age? How do we preserve stories from our under-narrated past? These questions are at

November 2015

Marcos Armstrong joins MLC

Marcos Armstrong joins MLC

Marcos Armstrong is a photography archivist and digital imaging specialist based in Toronto, Canada. He has an MA in Photographic ...

In Flanders Fields @ 100: A Student Symposium and Exhibition at MLC

In Flanders Fields @ 100: A Student Symposium and ...

One hundred years ago, on December 8, 1915, the British satirical magazine. Punch. published John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders ...

Communication and Culture Graduate Students Support Each Other at the MLC

Communication and Culture Graduate Students Support ...

ComCult Peer Support group continues to propel students beyond the classroom and through their studies.

October 2015

Roxanne Frazer joins MLC

Roxanne Frazer joins MLC

Roxanne Frazer is B.A student majoring in English and minoring in Sociology at Ryerson University.

Madeline Davy joins MLC

Madeline Davy joins MLC

A Master's student at Ryerson University, Madeline Davy is interested in the intersection of arts and social change.

September 2015

Times Higher Education Book of the Week for MLC

Times Higher Education Book of the Week for MLC

We are extremely excited to celebrate MLC Research Associate and associate professor in the Ryerson School of Fashion Dr. Alison Matthews ...

Victoria Hetherington joins MLC

Victoria Hetherington joins MLC

A Master’s student in the Communication and Culture Programme at Ryerson University (2014-2016), Victoria Hetherington specializes on ...

Emma Dunn joins MLC

Emma Dunn joins MLC

Emma Dunn is a Ph.D. student in the Communication and Culture program at Ryerson University, having previously completed an M.A. in English...

July 2015

Retracing Mary Riter Hamilton's First World War: An MLC Symposium

Retracing Mary Riter Hamilton's First World War: An MLC...

Stories of war, nationhood, and commemoration were the focus of a mini-summer symposium and workshop organized by the Modern Literature and ...

Exquisite Corpse and Other Games: Collaborative Writing in the Surrealist Tradition

Exquisite Corpse and Other Games: Collaborative Writing...

“It is not the fear of madness which will oblige us to leave the flag of imagination furled,” wrote Surrealist poet and painter ...

Henry Gomes joins MLC

Henry Gomes joins MLC

Henry Gomes is a 2014 graduate of Ryerson University’s Arts and Contemporary Studies undergraduate program.

Fin Lemaitre joins MLC

Fin Lemaitre joins MLC

Fin Lemaitre is a joint honours student in English and History at McGill University.

Teresa Maljar Joins MLC

Teresa Maljar Joins MLC

Teresa Maljar is a recent graduate from the BA English program at Ryerson University (2015).

Reconfiguring Modernism in the Global World

Reconfiguring Modernism in the Global World

The intellectual maelstrom of European Modernism spans a wide and turbulent diversity of thoughts from revolutionary Socialism to ...

Join us for an MLC Seminar: Exquisite Corpse and Other Games - Collaborative Writing in the Surrealist Tradition

Join us for an MLC Seminar: Exquisite Corpse and Other ...

Surrealism has long offered a fertile field for experimental creative writing that includes practitioners from André Breton to ...

June 2015

Sara McGuire Joins MLC

Sara McGuire Joins MLC

Sara is involved in the research on World War I and Mary Riter Hamilton at the MLC.

May 2015

Making Waves: Dr. Esther Berry Researches the Imperialist Legacies of Hair's Global Trade

Making Waves: Dr. Esther Berry Researches the ...

The global hair trade weaves a tangled web in our cultural consciousness, intertwining North American, European, East Asian, Indian, and

Dr. Mark Silverberg Joins MLC

Dr. Mark Silverberg Joins MLC

Mark Silverberg is involved in working on both critical and creative projects related to poetic collaborations.

Meet Alexandra Chronopoulos

Meet Alexandra Chronopoulos

We welcome Alexandra Chronopoulos. MLC's newest undergraduate student.

MLC Welcomes Rebecca Thursten

MLC Welcomes Rebecca Thursten

Rebecca Thursten joins the MLC, working closely with Dr Gammel to implement the Canada Research Chair's mandate.

The Times Literary Supplement publishes Dr. Irene Gammel's review of Benjamin Lefebvre's The L.M. Montgomery Reader: A Legacy in Review.

The Times Literary Supplement publishes Dr. Irene ...

In 1908. the TLS published a short commendation of L.M. Montgomery's coming-of-age novel Anne of Green Gables: It reads, in its entirety...

April 2015

The Graphic Life Writing of Marta Chudolinska – A Comics Art Exhibition at Ryerson University

The Graphic Life Writing of Marta Chudolinska – A ...

Her home studio in Toronto is fairly small but feels airy because of the large window. It is filled with books, boxes and tools; the walls ...

Modernist Literary Circles: A Soiree in Fourteen Installations

Modernist Literary Circles: A Soiree in Fourteen ...

Modernist Literary Circles: A Soiree in Fourteen Installations is the final class exhibition project in Dr. Gammel’s CC8829 Graduate Cours

February 2015

Dr. Robert Teigrob Joins MLC

Dr. Robert Teigrob Joins MLC

​Robert Teigrob holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of New Mexico and an MA in US History from the University of New York.

Melanie Hamilton Joins MLC

Melanie Hamilton Joins MLC

Melanie Hamilton holds an a BA (Hons.) in History and a B.Ed., both from Queen’s University, and an MA in History of Education...

Joel Rudewicz Joins MLC

Joel Rudewicz Joins MLC

Joel Rudewicz holds an MA in History from the University of Nottingham and a BA in History from SUNY Buffalo State. His research interests ...

January 2015

Alexandra Gallant joins MLC

Alexandra Gallant joins MLC

Alexandra Gallant is an undergraduate student in Arts and Contemporary Studies with an option in Culture Studies at Ryerson University (2012...

Tatum Dooley Joins MLC

Tatum Dooley Joins MLC

Tatum Dooley is an Arts and Contemporary Studies student at Ryerson University (2011-2015), with a specialization in English and a minor in ...

Michael Guyenot Joins the MLC

Michael Guyenot Joins the MLC

MLC is pleased to announce its newest member! Michael joined the centre to broaden his knowledge of modern literature and digital culture.

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.