Ryerson University

Victoria Shariati

Victoria Shariati is an undergraduate student in Ryerson’s School of Journalism (2015-2019), pursuing a double minor in History and Politics. Her work focusses on telling and sharing compelling stories from across the globe and her experiences include serving as the managing editor of Ryerson Folio, an interdisciplinary, campus-based magazine. Sponsored by Ryerson’s Work Study Research Assistant Program at the MLC Research Centre she works with Dr. Gammel and her team to challenge prevailing ideas about women and gender through the study of modernist artists. Victoria is also interested in archival research and in academic publishing. View Victoria's full bio.

Molly Gosewich

Molly Gosewich is a BA student in Ryerson’s Professional Communication program (2015-2019), pursuing a minor in Music with a particular focus on its functions within historic and cultural spheres. Her interests include musicology, visual culture, and sound art, as well as vernacular photography. Molly is a regular content contributor to online platforms such as She’s Got Wonder, empowering young and emerging female-identifying artists. Molly is excited to expand her feminist and multimodal methodologies through her involvement in the MLC’s ongoing projects on avant-garde women and to hone her analytical and event coordination skills. View Molly's full bio.

Harleigh Keriazes

A BA student in English at Ryerson (2015-2019), Harleigh Keriazes is interested in researching topics related to women’s studies and war studies, with a particular focus on the Modernist and Victorian eras. She has served as an editorial team member of Ryerson’s literary journal the White Wall Review and as editor and editor-in-chief of The Continuist. Harleigh’s passion for the exploring vanguard female artists across the arts has brought her to the MLC as a research and editorial team member, who is also honing her skills in textual preservation. She hopes to complete a master’s degree and to pursue a career in the publishing industry. View Harleigh's full bio.

Recent News

The MLC Welcomes Its Latest Members, Sept 2018

The MLC Welcomes Its Latest Members, Sept 2018

The MLC welcomes Cintia Cristia, Anastasiya Lyubas, Sara Paladino and Justin Hovey.

Talismans of Memory, Love, and Beauty

Talismans of Memory, Love, and Beauty

This latest exhibit at the MLC gallery explores hair as material culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Myriam Couturier joins MLC

Myriam Couturier joins MLC

A PhD student in the joint Communication and Culture program at Ryerson and York Universities, Myriam Couturier holds an MA in Fashion ...

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

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.