Ryerson University

Rebecca Thursten provides administrative support at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, working closely with the Director, Dr. Irene Gammel, to implement the Canada Research Chair's mandate. The recipient of a prestigious Canadian Memorial Foundation Scholarship for her MA studies in Literatures of Modernity at Ryerson University (2014–2015), Rebecca also holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Durham, UK (2011). Her research interests include literary modernism, and her MRP, supervised by MLC Research Associate Dr. Laura Fisher, explores objects and material culture in the fiction of Nella Larsen. With her extensive administrative experience, developed on both sides of the Atlantic, including her role as an editor in educational publishing, Rebecca is excited to assist Dr. Gammel in coordinating her growing team and to help deliver an ambitious research agenda.  

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Attention Students — Call for Student Volunteer Docents

Attention Students — Call for Student Volunteer ...

Your chance to get involved with the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre Gallery at Ryerson as a Gallery Tour Guide or Docent.

Research Assistant Position Available

Research Assistant Position Available

Ryerson Undergraduate Work Study (Summer 2019) position available for support, planning of the Modernist Studies Association Conference

Dr. Laura Cameron joins MLC

Dr. Laura Cameron joins MLC

Dr. Laura Cameron holds a PhD in English from McGill University (2015), where she specialized in Canadian modernist poetry and literary ...

The MLC Presents: The Top 10 of 2018

The MLC Presents: The Top 10 of 2018

We invite you to join us as we reflect on our Top 10 achievements of 2018.

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.