Ryerson University

MLC Doctoral Scholar in Residence Stephen Broomer holds a BFA in Film and Video Production (2006) and an MA in Film Studies (2008) from York University. In the Communication and Culture Program at Ryerson University, he is completing his doctoral dissertation, "Northern Densities: Difficult Art and the Canadian Avant-Garde Film," under the supervision of MLC Research Associate Bruce Elder. Stephen's research interests include the history of student and vanguard art in Canada, the relationship between difficult aesthetics and modernist avant-garde cinema, and the fate of difficult art. Stephen is also a filmmaker, film preservationist, and poet.
At the MLC Research Centre, under the mentorship of Dr. Gammel, Stephen hones his research and publishing skills, participates in the Writing and Publishing Group (PUBZ), and organizes an Avant-garde Film Series for the Fall 2013.

Recent News

The MLC Welcomes Its Latest Members, June 2018

The MLC Welcomes Its Latest Members, June 2018

MLC's newest members — Victoria Shariati, Molly Gosewich and Harleigh Keriazes

Upcoming PUBZ meeting on Thurs, May 3

Upcoming PUBZ meeting on Thurs, May 3

ATTENTION STUDENT SCHOLARS: Next PUBZ meeting is Thursday, May 3. RSVP now!

PUBZ meeting on Thurs, April 5

PUBZ meeting on Thurs, April 5

PUBZ meeting on April 5th has concluded.

“We are the Dead”

“We are the Dead”

Irene Gammel’s New Publication Explores the Making of John McCrae’s Iconic Poem

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.