Ryerson University

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vhetherington@ryerson.ca

A Master’s student in the Communication and Culture Programme at Ryerson University (2014-2016), Victoria Hetherington specializes on issues of gender and social media. Supervised by Dr. Irene Gammel, her Master’s thesis, “Memory, Personal Trauma, and Social Media: Writing the Cyber-Body," uses Twitter fiction to explore digital sociality, and the interaction of human and binary memory in the context of digital media platforms. Victoria Hetherington holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s studies from the University of Toronto (2013). Her undergraduate thesis, titled “You Hear Funny Things,” was awarded a Writer’s Works in Progress Grant from the Ontario Arts Council (2013). Her first novel, “I Have To Tell You,” was published by 0s&1s in 2014, and was widely reviewed and mentioned including in The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, The LA Review of Books, Ploughshares, and HTMLGiant.  

MA Thesis

Hetherington, Victoria. “Memory, Personal Trauma, and Social Media: Writing the Cyber-Body.” Communication and Culture MA Programme and Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Ryerson University, August 2016. 

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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.