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Caitlin O’Keeffe joins MLC

Caitlin O’Keeffe joins MLC

At the MLC, Caitlin is excited to explore modernist women artists, the modernism archive and collection of modernist ephemera.

Cigdem Asatekin MacInnis joins MLC

Cigdem Asatekin MacInnis joins MLC

Cigdem joins the MLC and will be involved in research administration, exhibitions and events.

Amina Chaudhry joins MLC

Amina Chaudhry joins MLC

Amina assists Dr. Irene Gammel with her course ENG 710 Special Topics in Canadian Literature: Contemporary Life Writing.

Kristina Savitri Bhaun joins MLC

Kristina Savitri Bhaun joins MLC

The MLC welcomes Kristina, who is excited to be involved in the Telling COVID-19 Stories project.

Wai Yin (Ken) Ho joins MLC

Wai Yin (Ken) Ho joins MLC

Ken is excited to be involved in the global storytelling dimensions of the Telling COVID-19 Stories research project.

Jasleen Brar joins MLC

Jasleen Brar joins MLC

Jasleen applies literary analysis to the MLC’s Telling COVID-19 Stories project.

Sarah Durland joins MLC

Sarah Durland joins MLC

Sara is involved in the war quilt project, honing her skills in archival processes and object-based research.

Azizah  Alawusa joins MLC

Azizah Alawusa joins MLC

At the MLC, Azizah is involved in studying the centre’s rare collection of war quilts.

Natalie Welsh joins MLC

Natalie Welsh joins MLC

The MLC welcomes Natalie Welsh, who is involved in the war quilts project.

A New Publication: Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven's Forgotten Dada Assemblages in the Journal of Avantgarde Studies

A New Publication: Baroness Elsa von Freytag-...

Irene Gammel reconstructs the survival story of art objects belonging to Baroness Elsa in the Journal of Avantgarde Studies.

The Top 10 of 2023

The Top 10 of 2023

Irene Gammel, Director, is pleased to present the Top 10 accomplishments of the MLC Research Centre of 2023.

Repatriating Canadian War Quilts: MLC Receives Landmark Collection of Quilts

Repatriating Canadian War Quilts: MLC Receives Landmark...

In 2023, the MLC received a significant gift of twenty quilts from the Canadian Red Cross Quilt Research Group in England.

MLC Impact Report: A Year of New Connections

MLC Impact Report: A Year of New Connections

The MLC Research Centre is proud to present a summary of its annual achievements.

Sana Munir joins MLC

Sana Munir joins MLC

Sana is engaged in archival research and annotating articles related to the Telling COVID-19 Stories project.

Brenda Aleman joins MLC

Brenda Aleman joins MLC

Brenda assists the MLC Research Centre director and team with arts and research administration, while also supporting the MLC archive.

Angela Larosa joins MLC

Angela Larosa joins MLC

Angela assists with social media content, researching avant-garde women and issues of creative resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jeanette  LaPolla  joins MLC

Jeanette LaPolla joins MLC

Jeanette provides research and support for the Lorna Stevens Collection digitizing and archiving WWI and WWII rare archival holdings.

How to Be a Woman During the Trump Era: An Undergraduate Colloquium

How to Be a Woman During the Trump Era: An ...

How did contemporary American literature respond to the crisis of the Trump years and beyond?

Zoe  Griffith joins MLC

Zoe Griffith joins MLC

As a graduate assistant at the MLC Research Centre, Zoe provides support for Dr. Gammel’s experiential teaching.

Taylor   Ussher joins MLC

Taylor Ussher joins MLC

With Dr. Gammel as her supervisor, Taylor explores the impact of the pandemic in fashion.

Joanna Dermenjian joins MLC

Joanna Dermenjian joins MLC

Joanna is working on Canadian women’s cultural legacy focussing on the intersection of world wars and women’s volunteer labour.

Quilts from the Second World War tell the stories of the Canadian women who sewed them

Quilts from the Second World War tell the stories of ...

Canadian women made an estimated 400,000 quilts during WW2. They represent the forgotten story of Canadian women’s efforts during the war.

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.