Ryerson University

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cameron.macdonald@mlc.ryerson.ca

At the MLC Research Centre, Cameron MacDonald provides administrative, editorial, and research support for the Director, Dr. Irene Gammel, and her team with the goal to achieve excellence in research and training for the Canada Research Chair’s programme in Modern Literature and Culture. Cameron is an MA student in the English Department at the University of Toronto, supported by the Shane Baghai Fellowship in English Literature. He holds a BA in English from Ryerson University, where he was also active as head editor for The Continuist, and as editorial assistant for the White Wall Review. Cameron’s scholarly interests revolve around modernist, postwar and contemporary poetics, particularly through the lens of sound studies, psychoanalysis and visual culture. His long-term goals include further doctoral studies regarding the function of sound, breath and affect in American literature and art, as well as continued participation in his local arts, poetry and music communities. 

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.