Ryerson University

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jason.wang@mlc.ryerson.ca

A Ph.D. student in the Communication and Culture program at York University, Jason Wang holds an M.A. in Literatures of Modernity (Ryerson, 2013), and a B.A. Honours with double majors in Communication Studies and Psychology (York, 2012). Under Dr. Irene Gammel’s supervision, Jason’s doctoral dissertation research pivots around the intersections of cultural production and consumption, politics of aesthetics, and urban space and place. A member of the Executive Team at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Jason oversees the CFI-funded research space of the MLC Research & Innovation Zone (RIZ), and moderates PUBZ: MLC Writing and Publishing Zone.

Publications

Wang, Jason. "Chinese Revolution of 1911 (Xinhai Revolution),” "Lin Yutang,” "May Fourth Movement (Shandong Problem),” "New Cultural Movement (China).” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Online peer-reviewed. Gen. ed. Stephen Ross. London: Routledge, 2014.

MA Major Research Paper

Wang, Jason. "Metrosexuality as a Critical Lens to Urban Modernity: The Case of The Strand Magazine.” English Department and Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Ryerson University, August 2013. 

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Selected Conference Papers 

Wang, Jason. "Baroness Elsa and Her Anti-chic Dada: Locating Anarchist Fashion in Modernist Aesthetics.” Modernism Now! BAMS International Conference 2014, the Institute of English Studies, London UK, 26-28 June 2014.

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Wang, Jason. "Performing Coastal Space as Ethnic History: Vancouver’s Chinatown in Wayson Choy’s Paper Shadows.” The 130th MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver, BC Canada, 8–11 January 2015.

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Creative Work

Wang, Jason (dir). Think Outside In: Chinese International Students in Canada. Culture & Expression, York University, 2012. DVD. 

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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.