Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre & Gallery

At the MLC Research Centre, Renée LeBlanc Proctor provides administration, event, and grant support for the Director Dr. Irene Gammel and her team with the goal to achieve excellence in research and training in modern literature, arts, and culture. She is passionate about promoting interdisciplinary humanities education, creative collaborations, and empowerment through research and research creation. Renée’s experiences include event and project management, academic writing consultation, and multimedia communications work. Born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Renée brings her East Coast solution-oriented spirit to the coordinator role. She holds an MA in Communication and Culture (2021) from the Ryerson/York joint program, as well as a BA with Honours in English and a Minor in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University (2019). Renée is thrilled to work at the MLC helping to make its research on the diversity of modern Canadian heritage accessible to an even wider public audience.

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Recent News

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.

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.