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Donations

To make a donation of manuscripts, images, books, or costumes relating, in particular, to early twentieth-century women’s literature and culture, please contact our staff at 416-979-5000, ext. 7668.

We look forward to hearing from you.

We gratefully acknowledge the following generous donations:

 

2014: 71 Books for the Modernism Collection donated from Dr. Karen Mulhallen
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2013: Modernist Fashion and fine objects donation from Dr. Karen Mulhallen.
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2013: "The Child’s Magazine as a Pleasure Ground”: Donation of St. Nicholas: Scribner’s Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls (1873-1943)
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2013: Poets’ Souls Reunited: Two Nellie McClung Mementoes Donated to MLC Collections
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2013: Kindred spirits: Calgary donor gifts precious letter signed by renowned author L. M. Montgomery to MLC collections.
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2013: Collection of vintage sheet music, including songs such as "Dear Heart,” "My Yukon Rose,” and "Lullaby,”. Donated by Dr. Karen Mulhallen, MLC Research Associate and a long-time member of the English Department at Ryerson University
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2009: Donation of L.M. Montgomery books and children’s magazines facilitated by Dr. Jason Nolan (over 550 books—including several first editions of Montgomery’s works—and children magazine issues)
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2008: The Karen Mulhallen Modernism Collection (including 350 books including first editions, a rare diary, and catalogue of beauty icons)​


2008: Letter by L.M. Montgomery to Bella Briansky, January 11, 1935. Donated by Bella Briansky.

 

Funding Partners

Our research has benefited from the support of the following agencies:


The establishment of the Modern Culture Multimedia Centre (MCMC) is generously funded by:

The Centre enables research at the interface of cutting-edge technology, communication, and mediated artistic experience. Exhibitions have been hosted in conjunction with and with the generous support of the following partners:

 

Sponsorships

Toronto Performance Studies Working Group

The Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre is proud to support the Toronto Performance Studies Working Group, organized by MLC Research Associate Dr. Julia Fawcett. Performance Studies is a growing field that has influenced scholars across several disciplines. Performance Studies methodologies inform numerous MLC projects including our work on Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

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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.