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Molly McBride  joins MLC

Molly McBride joins MLC

Molly is assisting with research outreach for the MLC Archive.

Kevin Ghouchandra joins MLC

Kevin Ghouchandra joins MLC

At the MLCRC, Kevin seeks to bridge theory and practice and put traditions in conversation with modernity.

New course ENG 417: Special Topics in American Literature: Sex, Power and #MeToo

New course ENG 417: Special Topics in American ...

A new course studying American literatures related to the #MeToo Movement.

Launching New Book Creative Resilience and COVID-19

Launching New Book Creative Resilience and COVID-19

On April 14, join the MLCRC to celebrate the release of Creative Resilience and COVID-19: Figuring the Everyday in a Pandemic.

Siobhan Spera joins MLC

Siobhan Spera joins MLC

Siobhan's research includes contemporary literature and film, queer theory, and gender studies. Siobhan will be providing course support.

Katie Hall joins MLC

Katie Hall joins MLC

Katie Hall, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing with focus on practice-based research at Kingston University, London, joins the MLC team.

MLC Top 10 of 2021

MLC Top 10 of 2021

Irene Gammel, Director, is pleased to present the Top 10 accomplishments of the MLC Research Centre of 2021.

Diamond  Carvalho Rocha joins MLC

Diamond Carvalho Rocha joins MLC

Diamond will be involved in Operation Canada, transcribing First World War diaries and learning about archival research.

Renee Leblanc Proctor, MLC Coordinator joins MLC

Renee Leblanc Proctor, MLC Coordinator joins MLC

At the MLC Research Centre, Renée LeBlanc Proctor provides administration, event, and grant support for the Director Dr. Irene Gammel...

Yifan Kong joins MLC

Yifan Kong joins MLC

Yifang will be engaged in projects sush as the SSHRC Storyteller initiative contributing to heritage-focused projects like Operation Canada.

Pandemic Webinar #21: Human Rights, Freedom and COVID-19

Pandemic Webinar #21: Human Rights, Freedom and COVID-...

This webinar examines the impact, and the backlash, to this redefining of personal freedoms in the midst of COVID-19.

Rose Maagdenberg joins MLC

Rose Maagdenberg joins MLC

A BA student (2018-2022) majoring in Creative Industries with specialization in Curation, Print, Publishing, and Business, while minoring in...

Pandemic Webinar #20: Dating, Sex and COVID-19

Pandemic Webinar #20: Dating, Sex and COVID-19

This webinar explores the shifts in intimacy in the wake of COVID-19.

Emi Nishimura joins MLC

Emi Nishimura joins MLC

At the MLC Research Centre, Emi Nishimura provides administration, event, and grant support for the Director Dr. Irene Gammel and her team ...

MLC Annual Report — May 2020 – 2021

MLC Annual Report — May 2020 – 2021

The MLC Research Centre is proud to present a summary of its annual achievements. Read the MLC Annual Report 2020-21: The COVID-19 Year.

Sara Shields-Rivard joins MLC

Sara Shields-Rivard joins MLC

A doctoral student in the joint Ryerson/York University Communication and Culture program (2021-2025), Sara Shields-Rivard’s research ...

Olivia Trono joins MLC

Olivia Trono joins MLC

Olivia Trono holds a BA in Indigenous Studies and Literature and Critical Theory from the University of Toronto (2014-2018) and an MA in ...

Pandemic Webinar #19: COVID-19 Book Talk

Pandemic Webinar #19: COVID-19 Book Talk

This virtual book talk features four international authors and editors in conversation.

Joanna Cleary joins MLC

Joanna Cleary joins MLC

As an MLC Research Fellow, Joanna Cleary provides support with research articles, grant applications, the Pandemic Webinar Series, and more...

Modernisms Inside & Out: Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Conference

Modernisms Inside & Out: Canadian Women Artists History...

Canadian Women Artists History Initiative is dedicated to examining the idea of the modern as a cultural force in Canada.

The Baroness Elsa Project

The Baroness Elsa Project

This exhibition positions Freytag-Loringhoven as a conduit for exploring embodied ways of making art in the present.

Pandemic Webinar #18: Post-Pandemic Leisure & Recreation

Pandemic Webinar #18: Post-Pandemic Leisure & ...

This webinar investigates the changes in sports, tourism, and leisure in the wake of the pandemic with four renowned experts.

Curating Social Change — Graduate Symposium on Exhibition, Curation, and Literary Cultures

Curating Social Change — Graduate Symposium on ...

Join us as we explore themes and processes of social change through the theory and praxis of exhibition, curation, and literary cultures.

Pandemic Webinar #17: Post-Pandemic Office Design

Pandemic Webinar #17: Post-Pandemic Office Design

This webinar explores the future of workplace design with three renowned experts.

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.