Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre & Gallery

Contact

kevin.chabot@ryerson.ca

At the MLC Research Centre, Dr. Kevin Chabot provides administrative, events, and grants support for the Director, Dr. Irene Gammel, and her team with the goal to achieve excellence in research and training in Modern Literature and Culture. Funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council doctoral grant, Kevin completed his PhD in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto (2019). He is the author of scholarly articles published in the Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and VideoFilm International, and Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, and Film International. Kevin has experience in applying for grants, training students and research assistants, and planning academic events. With his research interests in film theory, documentary studies, and media archaeology, Kevin is thrilled to work at the MLC and help make its research accessible to a wider public audience.

Book

Chabot, Kevin. Poetics of the Paranormal. McGill-Queen’s University Press. Under contract. Based on the author’s doctoral dissertation, this book analyzes media formations of ghostly evidence and the technological production of the paranormal as an aesthetic system.

Scholarly Articles

Chabot, Kevin. “Tape: Videographic Ruin and the Lure of the Tangible.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2020, pp. 1‑22. Taylor & Francis, doi: 10.1080/10509208.2020.1849915.

Chabot, Kevin. “Queer Spectralities and Untimely Subjects: Queer Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Reality Television.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, 2019, pp. 1‑22.

Chabot, Kevin. “Excavating Spectral Cinema.” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, vol. 41, no. 2‑3, 2019, pp. 336‑39.

Chabot, Kevin. “The Insurrection of Time: Temporality, Modernity, and The Battle of Algiers.” Film International, vol. 13, no. 4, 2016, pp. 72‑81.

Chabot, Kevin. “Ash and Cinder: Photography, Film, and the Archive in Hollis Frampton’s (nostalgia) (1971).” Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, no. 7, 2014, pp.1‑14.

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.