Ryerson University

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emilyallisonholmes@gmail.com

A master's student in the Literatures of Modernity program at Ryerson University from 2013-2014, Emily Holmes joined the MLC Research Centre as a practicum student with a desire to hone her research and research outreach skills. At the centre, she was involved in researching the Great War at its centenary. Some of her other interests relate to the rise and fall of cities, including dystopian fiction. Emily was also a teaching assistant in the English Department (Winter 2014), and the graduate representative on the English chair committee (2013-2014). She holds an Honours BA in English Literature from Wilfrid Laurier University (2012).


Emily’s Current Position

After her practicum at the MLC Research Centre, Emily was excited to be offered a digital marketing position as the Facebook Campaign manager for the Yellow Pages Group in the fall of 2014. In this position, she is responsible for operating the Facebook pages for small and medium businesses.

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.