Ryerson University

Ainong Ma is the renowned Chinese translator of fiction by Annie Proulx, J.K. Rowling, L.M. Montgomery, and many others. The Senior Editor and Director of Foreign Literature Department at People's Literature Publishing House in Beijing, Ainong Ma was the recipient of a 2010 Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP) award, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). This award allowed Ainong Ma to join Ryerson's Modern Literature and Culture Research Center in the 2010 fall term as an International Research Associate. Supervised by Dr. Irene Gammel, Ainong Ma conducted research on L.M. Montgomery's Emily series, as well as on other Canadian writers.

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Translation Slam 

Ainong Ma participated in Toronto's Blue Metropolis Poetry Translation Slam on Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 6 pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, Toronto. Organized in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, this event took take place in English and in Mandarin in the Canada Pavilion and at the Shanghai Writers' Association on September 13th and 14th 2010.

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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.