Literatures of Modernity MA Student interviewed by the Globe & Mail
December 3, 2008
Literatures of Modernity MA student and author of the popular Farsi-language blog “sibiltala”, Nazli Kamvari, was interviewed by the Globe & Mail for a piece it ran on the disappearance of famous Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (aka “Hoder”) in its Saturday, November 29 edition. Please follow the link for the full story.
THE MOVEABLE FEAST: Experience the Modernist Salon
The Moveable Feast: Experience the Modernist Salon is an exhibition organized and curated by twelve graduate students under the guidance of Irene Gammel. Inspired by the legendary modernist salons and cafés, it invites visitors to experience how literature, visual art, music, and conversation produced experimental and avant-garde forms that made the salon a laboratory for the new. At the opening reception from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on December 1 at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, 111 Gerrard East 3rd floor, you can sample the foods that were served at Gertrude Stein’s salon during the 1920s, experience the exalted dance and Dada poetry performances of the Cabaret Voltaire, and enter Le Boeuf sur le Toit in 1920s Paris with live jazz improvisations. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org .
"Every Class is an Adventure"
Jonathan Rollins was profiled in the Ryersonian newspaper, along with two other professors, for his inspired teaching.
INTERSECTIONS: Ryerson University Research and Innovation 2008
Ryerson’s new magazine Intersections highlights innovative research taking place at the University. Among the 15 researchers featured in the magazine’s inaugural issue, two are faculty members in the Department of English. In the magazine’s digital version, read about the pathbreaking work by Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture, Irene Gammel, on women writers in the early 20th century, including her recent books on L.M. Montgomery and Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, and about the scholarly and creative output of S. Randy Boyagoda, including his highly acclaimed novel Governor of the Northern Province.
SPLASH: A Night for the Arts
The second annual SPLASH: A Night for the Arts returns this year hosted by The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and the White Wall Review, Ryerson’s journal of literary and visual arts. Together we will launch our ’08 issue and announce the winners of the second annual White Wall Review/Chang School Prize for Creative Writing in Fiction and Creative Non-fiction.
Tuesday, November 18th, 6:00-7:30 pm,
Heaslip House, Peter Bronfman Learning Centre, 7th Floor. 297 Victoria Street.
RSVP by November 11th at email@example.com.
RYERSON READING SERIES: An evening of poetry, sound and discussion of artistic collaboration
Aural Transl(oc)ations features poets Jordan Scott and Souvankham Thammavongsa and composer Paul Swoger-Rustin presenting their individual and collaborative works. Readings will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by local writer and critic, Marianne Apostolides. Free admission. This is the inaugural event sponsored by the Ryerson Reading Series, the successor to Ryerson’s long-running Live Poets Society.
All are welcome.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES: Rinaldo Walcott
“‘Post-traumatic Slave Syndrome’: Late Modernity’s Continuing Culture of Violence and Crime” is the inaugural lecture in this new series, sponsored by the Literatures of Modernity Graduate Program and the Department of English. Guest speaker Rinaldo Walcott is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Equity Studies in Education at OISE, University of Toronto.
Tuesday Nov. 11, 3:00-4:30 pm
(reception to follow). Oakham House, Thomas Lounge
63 Gould Street.
All are welcome.
ENGLISH CLUB: The Fall of the American West
Ryerson’s new English Club is holding three film screenings, followed by discussion, of Hud, Unforgiven and There Will Be Blood during three weeksin November (Nov. 6th, 13th, and 20th), 6:00-9:00 pm, Jorgenson Hall, Room POD 361.
All Ryerson students welcome to attend.
Open House for prospective graduate students interested in our new Masters degree in Literatures of Modernity
Tuesday November 4, 2008from 5-7 pm
10th floor, Jorgenson Hall, room 1043
380 Victoria Street
For more information, please call
Lisa Benadiba: 416.979.5000 x 2098
MEMORY AND RENEWAL: Shalini Puri
“Operation Urgent Memory: The Grenada Revolution and the US Invasion Twenty-Five Years Later” by guest speaker Shalini Puri (Pittsburgh University) is one of a series of Toronto events marking the 25th anniversary of the Grenada Invasion co-sponsored by the Department of English.
Thursday Oct. 30, 6:00-8:00 pm.
Eaton Theatre (RCC 204), Ted Rogers Building,
80 Gould Street (at Church).
All are welcome. [ View / Print Poster - pdf format ]
BOOK LAUNCH: AtOdds in the World
The launch of At Odds in the World: Essays on Jewish Canadian Women Writers (Inanna, 2008), by English Department member Ruth Panofsky, takes place at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Room GER354, 3rd Floor, 111 Gerrard St. East (corner of Jarvis and Gerrard) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on October 28, 2008.
W.C. Chau English Essay Prize 2008
Sara Rodrigues is a recent honours graduate of the Arts & Contemporary Studies program at Ryerson University. Her essay, “Undressing Homogeneity: A Feminist Reading of How to Look Good Naked” takes a critical approach toward makeover television and was written in her final year in ENG705: Reading Visual Cultures taught by Monique Tschofen.
Book Launch: Looking for Anne
In conjunction with the centenary year marking the publication of Anne of Green Gables, Irene Gammel, CRC in Modern Literature and Culture, is bringing out Looking for Anne: How Lucy Maud Montgomery Dreamed Up a Literary Classic (Key Porter and St. Martin's Press, 2008) and curating a national exhibit, Looking for Anne: Inspirations for Lucy Maude Montgomery's Literary Classic (May 2008-March 2009).