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Pandemic Webinar #15: Pandemic Comics and COVID-19

Pandemic Webinar #15: Pandemic Comics and COVID-19

This webinar explores the importance of comics in our understanding of and artistic response to COVID-19.

Pandemic Webinar #14: Pandemic in an Aging World

Pandemic Webinar #14: Pandemic in an Aging World

This webinar explores issues of aging and ageism during pandemic and post-pandemic times with three experts in the field.

Natalie Ilsley joins MLC

Natalie Ilsley joins MLC

Natalie Ilsley is a Ph.D. student in English and American Studies at the University of Manchester (2018-2022). She researches postcolonial ...

Pandemic Webinar #13: Pandemic City

Pandemic Webinar #13: Pandemic City

We explore the conditions of public space and urban life amidst the second wave of COVID-19 with three experts in the field.

The MLC Director Presents: The Top 10 of 2020

The MLC Director Presents: The Top 10 of 2020

Irene Gammel, Director, is pleased to present the Top 10 accomplishments of the MLC Research Centre of 2020.

Call for Papers for Routledge Book: The Pandemic, Modernity, and the Everyday

Call for Papers for Routledge Book: The Pandemic, ...

The MLCRC invites contributors to contemplate the long-term impact of the pandemic in the post-COVID-19 era.

Book Launch for I Can Only Paint

Book Launch for I Can Only Paint

Book launch for I Can Only Paint: The Story of Battlefield Artist Mary Riter Hamilton by Irene Gammel. Dec10, 5 - 6 PM EST, free of charge.

Congratulations to Jason Wang on successfully defending his doctoral dissertation

Congratulations to Jason Wang on successfully defending...

Jason Wang successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Urban Walking: Configuring the Modern City as Cultural and Spatial Practice."

Pandemic Webinar #12: Social Justice and COVID-19

Pandemic Webinar #12: Social Justice and COVID-19

This webinar explores the social consequences of the pandemic on the lives of people.

Allison Kinahan joins MLC

Allison Kinahan joins MLC

A BFA student in Performance Production at Ryerson (2018-2022), Allison Kinahan researches the intersections between literature, performance...

Book Launch for <em>Reading Fashion in Art</em> by Ingrid E. Mida

Book Launch for Reading Fashion in Art by Ingrid E. ...

MLC Research Fellow Ingrid E. Mida celebrated the publication of Reading Fashion in Art

Pandemic Webinar #11: Public Narratives of Epidemic Outbreaks

Pandemic Webinar #11: Public Narratives of Epidemic ...

This webinar explores the critical function of historical, literary, and scientific narratives in navigating pandemics.

Vanessa Nim joins MLC

Vanessa Nim joins MLC

A Bachelor of Journalism student at Ryerson (2019-2023), Vanessa Nim researches ways of recuperating Indigenous knowledges and bridging ...

Dr. Irene Gammel's article “Radical hope: What young dreamers in literature can teach us about COVID-19” published on The Conversation

Dr. Irene Gammel's article “Radical hope: What young ...

Dr. Irene Gammel's article “Radical hope: What young dreamers in literature can teach us about COVID-19” published on The Conversation

Pandemic Webinar #10: The Role of Public Intellectuals

Pandemic Webinar #10: The Role of Public Intellectuals

Our 10th webinar milestone features three renowned experts to explore the role of public intellectuals during times of crisis.

Pandemic Webinar #9: Ethics of Reopening and Recovery

Pandemic Webinar #9: Ethics of Reopening and Recovery

This webinar explores the ethics of recuperation and transition with three international experts.

Pandemic Webinar #8: Pedagogical Shifts in Higher Education During COVID-19

Pandemic Webinar #8: Pedagogical Shifts in Higher ...

Thursday, July 2, 4-5pm. How does pedagogy evolve and challenge higher education in the wake of COVID-19? How do we best adapt content and ...

Pandemic Webinar #7: Mental Health During COVID-19

Pandemic Webinar #7: Mental Health During COVID-19

We discuss coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic with three internationally renowned psychologists.

Pandemic Webinar #6: Coping with Crisis through Humour, Art and Performance

Pandemic Webinar #6: Coping with Crisis through Humour...

This webinar explores the importance of artistic expression, critique, and resistance during a time of pandemic.

Pandemic Webinar #5: University Leaders Navigate COVID-19

Pandemic Webinar #5: University Leaders Navigate COVID-...

This webinar explores this unprecedented educational disruption with the help of university leaders from across the country.

Rebecca Rocillo joins MLC

Rebecca Rocillo joins MLC

Rebecca assists the MLCRC team with researching cultural, literary, and arts-based approaches to pandemics in light of the COVID-19.

Pandemic Webinar #4: Diversity, Migration, and COVID-19

Pandemic Webinar #4: Diversity, Migration, and COVID-19

This webinar explores how literary and public narratives have affected cultural diversity and diasporic communities during the crisis.

Pandemic Webinar #3: Media and Storytelling During the Crisis

Pandemic Webinar #3: Media and Storytelling During the ...

This third webinar discusses journalistic practices during the crisis and explores new modes of reporting and storytelling.

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.