Ryerson University

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  • PhD, MA
  • Communication and Culture
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bdoran@ryerson.ca

Dr. Emma Doran specializes on performance studies, modern dance studies, media ecology, and phenomenology. She holds a BA in Dance Performance, an MA in Dance (York University), and a PhD in Communication and Culture (Ryerson University). Entitled "‘Feeling’ in Modern Dance Print Media: Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Maud Allan,” her doctoral dissertation was supervised by Dr. Irene Gammel, with Dr. Carol Simpson Stern at Northwestern University serving as the external examiner. Following her doctoral studies, Dr. Doran accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MLC Research Centre, preparing several scholarly articles for publications (listed below), under the mentorship of Dr. Gammel. In 2017, Dr. Doran accepted a position as editor for Dance Current: Canada’s Dance Magazine. Her experiences also include her long-time position as archival associate for Dance Collection Danse in Toronto.
 



PhD Dissertation

Doran, Emma. "‘Feeling’ in Modern Dance Print Media: Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Maud Allan.” Communication and Culture and Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Ryerson University, May 2014. Supervisor: Dr. Irene Gammel. External Examiner: Dr. Carol Simpson Stern, Northwestern University.

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Peer-reviewed Publications

Doran, Emma, “Figuring Modern Dance Within Fin-De-Siècle Visual Culture and Print: The Case of Loïe Fuller.Early Popular Visual Culture (Routledge) 13.1 (2015): 21-40.

Doran, Emma. Configuring the Dance Review in the North-American Daily, 1890-1920. Media History. 12 April 2017. 1-21.

Emma Doran (with Seika Boye). Maps, Trespassing and the Periphery: Reflection on the Location of Dance Studies in Canada Performance Matters. Simon Fraser University. 2(2): 2016. 159-163. 



Conferences

Doran, Emma, "Illuminated Memories and Technological Narratives: Encountering Loie Fuller in Print Media”, 17th Annual Performance Studies International Conference, Utrecht University, NL, May 25-29, 2011.

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Awards

Ryerson Dr. Liss Jeffrey doctoral award, 2010

The Great War in Literature and Visual Culture

MLC Themes

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

MLC Themes

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

MLC Themes

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

MLC Themes

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

MLC Themes

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

MLC Themes

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.