Ryerson University

At the MLC Research Centre, David Jones worked as a member of Dr. Irene Gammel’s Creative Team to develop a multi-media sound performance piece entitled Queer Sisters: Berenice Abbott and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, performed at Nuit Blanche in 2012 and, in the same year, at Ryerson University in conjunction with the Ryerson Image Gallery’s Berenice Abbott exhibition. The project involved David’s collaborator Cassandra Witteman as a performer. At the MLC, David also contributed his own peer-reviewed piece to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.

David Jones holds a Master's degree in History from the University of Toronto. His Master's paper "A Beastly Affair: Visual Representations of Animality and the Dreyfus Affair” was awarded the Canadian Journal of History prize for best article submitted by a Canadian graduate student and was published in the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of the journal.

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.