COCU 6126 3.0 CC 8829 Modernist Literary Circles:
A Cultural Approach
When: WINTER 2013, Monday 3:00 – 6:00PM
Where: Ryerson University
Instructor: Dr. Irene Gammel
This course studies the culture of the early twentieth-century modernist salons in several world cities including New York, Paris, and London with a focus on New York Dada, the Left Bank Moderns, and Bloomsbury. The course explores a range of cultural expressions including print culture, visual culture and performance. More specifically, students investigate the synergies of different media and nationalities and probe the interrelationship and collaboration among artists, writers, art collectors, editors, and publishers; students also examine the relationship of space including interior design and architecture in the formation and flourishing of modernist salons and literary circles. Other topics include the economic basis and material culture regulating salons; the relationship between experimental avant-garde and mainstream expressions; the gender of salon culture; the legends and celebrity culture surrounding modernist salons; and the postmodern re-imagining of the modernist salon culture in recent novels and films.
Course Archive for Winter 2013
A Soirée Celebrating the Armory, 1913-2013
Course Archive for Winter 2010
An Invitation to a Modernist Soiree:
Six Installations Celebrating Modernist Salon Culture
Course Archive for Winter 2009
Course Archive for 2008Read the Exhibit Press Release 2008
The Moveable Feast facebook 2008 invitation
LM8912 Modernity as a Public Event
Course DescriptionThis course allows students to work collaboratively on the organization of a public project such as a symposium, a conference, a lecture series, the launch of a scholarly website, an exhibition related to any aspect of literatures of modernity. While the content and theme may differ from year to year, this course entails training students in the planning, organizing, budgeting, advertizing, and presenting of course content to the public. Students will hone their literary, cultural, and research skills, will network with other scholars and media. This year students organize Experience the Modern Through Literature and Art: A Symposium and Exhibition to take place in Heaslip House on March 28, 2011.
Course Archive for Winter 2010: The Inaugural Literatures of Modernity Symposium, March 28, 2010
Click here for Winter 2010 Course Documents
Click here for the Winter 2010 Course Syllabus
Click here for the Modernity Unbound webpage
Click here for the Call for Papers for the Literatures of Modernity Symposium
Click here for the Call for Volunteers
Click here for the Modernity Unbound Symposium Program
Click here for the Modernity Unbound Symposium Abstracts
Click here for the Press Release
Click here for the Poster
Click here for Dr. Gammel's blog of the symposium
Click here for photographs taken by Lainna El Jabi
LM 8950 Unreal Cities: Reading the Metropolis
|When: Winter 2009, Monday 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Ryerson University JOR 1043
Instructor: Dr. Irene Gammel
The metropolis has been central to the experience of modernity for millennia. Topics include the personalities of cities, the literary representation of architecture and space, cosmopolitan imagination, the gender of city, nostalgia, the divided city, the racialized and gendered city. Unreal Cities: Reading the Metropolis may adopt an historical focus, examining the city as a space of modernity from the Bible, through the Iliad and the Aeneid, to The Wasteland; or it may focus on the literature of a particular city such as London, New York, or Paris; or it may focus on the city within a specific literary movement such as Romanticism, Realism, or Modernism.View Full Course Syllabus
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View the Poster of The Metropolis Lecture Series 2009
ACS 800 Contemporary Study: Senior Group Project
A Canadian Icon at 100: Showcasing Anne of Green Gables
This version of ACS 800 brings a group of students together for a unique collaborative showcase project that coincides with the centenary anniversary of Anne of Green Gables in 2008. Students will be able to explore crucial theoretical questions related to this literary classic by planning, organizing, marketing, publicizing and hosting a public event that can take the form of an exhibition, a conference, a website, a lecture series, or a combination of these, depending on student interest. Students will hone their literary, cultural, and research skills, will critically trace the creative imagination of L. M. Montgomery, and may liaise with the L. M. Montgomery Estate, as well as with local and national archives, institutions and media (limited enrolment).
Textbook-L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Broadview edition, 2004; or Norton edition, 2007.
For more information on the students' showcase event, click here.
|Other Upper-Level Undergraduate Courses
- Dadaists, Avant-gardists, and Modernists
- American Literature from 1865-1914
- Feminist Readings
- Modernist Women: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
- Canadian Prose Fiction
- L. M. Montgomery
- L. M. Montgomery: Hauptseminar (Graduate course)
|Introductory and Survey Courses
- Introduction to Fiction
- English Literature from 1832 to the Present
- Survey of Literature in English from 1785 to the Present
- Writing by Women
- Continental Literature in Translation
- Introduction to English: Forms and Approaches
- Introduction to American Fiction
- Introduction to the Western Tradition
- English Composition
- Advanced Expository Writing
|Pedagogical Panels and Workshops
"L. M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture."
Connected: School Libraries at the Millennium. Association for Teacher-Librarians' Association (ATLC) Conference. Charlottetown, PEI, May 14-17, 1998
"Workshop for Student Conference Presenters."
English Department, 1999-1994 (preparation for Annual Atlantic English Student Conference); Women's Studies Programme, 1994-1996
"A brief tour of new teaching approaches."
History Department, UPEI, 1996 (with J. P. Boudreau)
"Coming Out of the Research Closet: Teaching with Posters, Peer-reviews, and Undergraduate Conferences."
SCENT Series, UPEI, 1995 (with J. P. Boudreau)
"Voicing Research in the Classroom: Interactive Conference-Style Presentations in Under-graduate Education."
15th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education. University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. June 14-17, 1995 (with J. P. Boudreau)
"Effective Tutorials and Essay Marking."
English Department, McMaster University, workshops for graduate teaching assistants, 1992-1993