Ryerson University

Cintia Cristia, PhD

As a Visiting Research Fellow at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Cintia investigates the significance of music and sound in Florine Stettheimer’s work under the supervision of Dr. Irene Gammel, and leads a workshop on how to research, write, and publish across the arts. View Cintia's full bio.

Anastasiya Lyubas, MA, BA (Honours)

Anastasiya is a Visiting Research Fellow at the MLC Research Centre, and in addition to her own scholarly pursuits, she is engaged in digital and material archival collections preservation and management. View Anastasiya's full bio.

Sara Paladino, MA

Sara is working under Dr. Gammel’s supervision in preparation for the 2019 international Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Conference and the MLC’s upcoming exhibitions, workshops and showcases. Her various academic pursuits and event planning experience will help ensure that the interconnected relationships between art, theory and society are showcased in the MLC team’s research outreach and event execution. View Sara's full bio.

Justin Hovey, BA

Justin's research interests revolve around Modernist literature, particularly the tension between tradition and innovation in Modernist prose and poetry. He assists Dr. Gammel and her team in exploring the marginalized stories of women avant-gardists. View Justin's full bio.

Recent News

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 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.

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.