Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre & Gallery

  • Executive Committee
  • MA, BA
  • International Arts Management, Liberal Arts
  • American University, International Christian University

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At the MLC Research Centre, Emi Nishimura 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 intercultural understanding, creative collaborations, and diversity through research and research creation. Emi’s experiences include event and conference planning, non-profit arts management, and grant administration. Educated in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, Emi has traveled to nearly thirty countries. She holds an MA in Arts Management (2015) and a Graduate Certificate in International Arts Management (2014) from the American University in Washington, DC, as well as a BA in Liberal Arts majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Museum and Curatorial Studies from the International Christian University in Tokyo (2010). As a newcomer to Canada, Emi 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.

Scholarly Articles

Nishimura, Emi, Hannah Shambroom, and Sara Silva. “Navigating the Creative Processes for the Arts and the Third Cultural Space: A Comparative Analysis of Two International Artist Residency Programs.” The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts 12, no. 2 (2017): 37–57. https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v12i02/37-57.

Nishimura, Emi. “Diversity, Diplomacy, and Domestic Cultural Exchange.” The International Journal of Community Diversity 13, no. 4 (2015): 13–29. https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0004/CGP/v14i04/39974.

Zaugg, Isabelle Alice, and Emi Nishimura. “Angola and Kenya Pavilions in the 2013 Venice Biennale: African Contemporary Art and Cultural Diplomacy in the ‘Olympics of Art.’” The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society 45, no. 2 (2015): 134–49. https://doi.org/10.1080/10632921.2015.1039740.
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.