Ryerson University

I'd like to thank all our special guests, visitors and volunteers for making this year's open house a big success. If you would like to become involved in the MLC Research Centre as a volunteer, or as a student working on your own thesis, please drop us a line with your CV or resume. I am always interested in hearing from MA and PhD students in Communication and Culture, Literatures of Modernity, and Fashion working on a broad range of topics related to modern literature and culture.  

 
 
Irene Gammel, PhD, FRSC
Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature & Culture
Professor of English 
Director, Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre
 
Photos from the MLC Open House
 

MLC Open House

 

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The MLC Director Presents: The Top 10 of 2019

The MLC Director Presents: The Top 10 of 2019

We are pleased to present the Top 10 accomplishments of the MLC Research Centre of 2019

Victorian Boys in Dresses: A Talk by MLC Fellow Ingrid Mida

Victorian Boys in Dresses: A Talk by MLC Fellow Ingrid ...

What can we learn from the codes of fashion? This was the key research question of “Boys in Dresses and Other Fashions of the ...

Call for Papers — Modernisms, Inside & Out

Call for Papers — Modernisms, Inside & Out

Modernisms, Inside & Out: The 4th conference of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative. Toronto, 20–22 August 2020. A ...

Book Launch: Florine Stettheimer: New Directions in Multimodal Modernism

Book Launch: Florine Stettheimer: New Directions in ...

Reception on Oct. 19, 2019 for Florine Stettheimer: New Directions in Multimodal Modernism.

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.