Ryerson University

Books with a Bite: Dracula Expert Donates Vampire Collection to MLC

An entire collection of vampire literature, books with a bite, one might say, has found a home in Ryerson’s MLC.

The Delineator Woman's Magazine

The MLC is pleased to share the acquisition of nine issues of The Delineator, one of the foremost women’s magazines of the late 19th c.

In Flanders Fields @ 100: A Student Symposium and Exhibition

Sixteen graduating students in the English Department at Ryerson University explore "In Flanders Fields" contemporary relevance.

Rare Art Deco Bookends

This collection of decorative bookends, donated by Dr. Karen Mulhallen, offers a compelling glimpse into the material culture of the period.

The Anne of Green Gables Centenary

Anne of Green Gables: A Literary Icon at 100 was presented on the centenary of the publication of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s iconic novel.

Archival Preservation Techniques

How to preserve rare archival books and ephemera is the focus of this video produced by members of the MLC.

Modern Periodicals Collection Finding Aid

How to correctly use materials in the Modern Periodicals Collection for research purposes.

Ephemera Collection Finding Aid

How to correctly use materials in the Ephemera Collection for research purposes

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.