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Established in 2005, the Canada Research Chair Program in Modern Literature and Culture is housed in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University with links to the Graduate Programs in Literatures of Modernity and Communication and Culture, as well as to English, Image Arts, Fashion, and Digital Culture.

Our mandate is to research the literary and cultural production in the modernist era (from 1880 to 1940), to preserve and advance modernist women’s heritage and to promote modern Canadian heritage within an international context, and to advance our studies and outreach through digital culture innovations.

The MLCRC (Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre) is honoured to be featured in a video by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).



Video Tour of the MLC Research Centre
MLC Video Gallery Anne Centenary Website Performance Studies Scholars




Nov 14/14 - We welcome Anna Krentz, who joins the MLC research team to gain experience with the cultural history approach that is key to the MLCRC’s mandate.
Nov 14/14 - Renowned comics scholar Bart Beaty will talk about his new discoveries in advance of the publication of his book Twelve-Cent Archie (Rutgers University Press, February 2015).
Nov 10/14 -
Photographs from Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100
Guest curated by Katie Addleman Frankel and Irene Gammel

Oct 24/14 - "Track your daily word count on your wall” – Read about Colm Tóibín’s Surprising Master Class at Ryerson.
Oct 24/14 - All Quiet on the Western Front and Other Treasures Donated to the MLC Research Centre
Oct 17/14 - A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) has endeared itself to millions of readers worldwide, yet few people know that the story of Harry and Winnie is also the story of Canada at War. Remembering the Real Winnie showcases the depth of the Colebourn family archive, which is being exhibited for the first time in its entirety.
Oct 6/14 - We welcome Ariana Ho, who is working on her MRP on "Urban Outdoorsmen: Canadian Masculinity and Landscape."
Sep 19/14 - MLC is hosting an Open House on September 23 at 6:00pm, featuring snapshots of the research being conducted at the centre.
Sep 12/14 - English student Cameron MacDonald joins the MLC Research Team. Welcome Cameron.
Aug 13/14 - Dr. Irene Gammel appears on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin to talk about WWI's Forgotten Heroine, Mary Riter Hamilton. 
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