Ryerson University

The 2009 Metropolis Lecture Serie


This lecture series explores the literary and cultural representations of the modern metropolis. Five prominent authors and scholars probe the philosophical, historical, visual, multi-sensual, and fractured identities of the city, theorizing how literature has shaped and in turn is being shaped by the modern metropolis. The lecture series is organized by the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre in conjunction with the course LM8950: Unreal Cities: Reading the Metropolis.

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Lecture


Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto
Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City
Monday, January 26, 2009

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Mary O'Connor, McMaster University
Seduced by Modernity: The Photography of Margaret Watkins
Monday, February 2, 2009

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Angela Blake, Ryerson University
Tourism Literature and New York's Image in the 1890s
Monday, February 9, 2009

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Suzanne Zelazo, Ryerson University
'Compensations of Poverty': Mina Loy's Chromatic City
Monday, March 2, 2009


Benjamin Lefebvre, University of Alberta
Divided City, Dived Self: Reading Montreal
Monday, March 30, 2009



Location


Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre
3rd Floor, 111 Gerrard Street East
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Juan Ilerbaig

jilerbaig@mlc.ryerson.ca
416-979-5000 ext. 4771

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