Ryerson University

KarenKaren Correia Da Silva completed her MA in Ryerson's Literatures of Modernity program in 2011. Under the supervision of Dr. Irene Gammel, she researched and wrote an MRP entitled "In Search of the Joy Mark: The Convergence of Poetics and Performance in the Correspondence of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven." At the MLC Research Centre, Karen was also involved in transcribing the Baroness's correspondence, working with archival documents. 

As a lover of all things Dada, neo-dada, and Fluxus, and as a practicing performance artist, Karen credits her performative awakening to the elusive character of the Baroness. After graduating from Ryerson, Karen was accepted into the English PhD program (2011-2015) at the University of British Columbia, where she studies contemporary Canadian poetics and performance arts. She holds a SSHRC doctoral fellowship and her current research focuses on HCI design, particularly the politics of interactivity, relational media, and digitally augmented performance spaces.
 

 

Recent News

Announcing the Modernism Studies Association Conference in Toronto in 2019: Upheaval and Reconstruction

Announcing the Modernism Studies Association Conference...

Hosted by the MLC Research Centre and Ryerson University in collaboration with University of Toronto, York University, and OCAD University.

Re-Locating the Canadian North Reception

Re-Locating the Canadian North Reception

Photos from the opening reception of Re-Locating the Canadian North on October 18, 2018.

Congratulations Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau

Congratulations Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau

Research Associate Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau becomes Mount Allison University's President and Vice-Chancellor

Research Associate Bruce Elder announces book launch

Research Associate Bruce Elder announces book launch

R. Bruce Elder’s Cubism and Futurism: Spiritual Machines and the Cinematic Effect book launch at Ryerson University on Friday, Nov. 2, 201

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.