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Professor & Director, MLC Research Centre and Gallery, Toronto Metropolitan University

Irene Gammel is a Professor of Modernism at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she also held the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture (2005-2011; renewed 2011-2018). Internationally renowned for her scholarship in the areas of gender, modernism, and the avant-garde, she is the author of over 100 publications including 14 books, 53 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and 40 non-peer reviewed pieces of cultural criticism. Her books include I Can Only Paint: The Story of Battlefield Artist Mary Riter Hamilton (McGill-Queen’s University Press, in press), Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada, and Everyday Modernity (MIT Press) and Looking for Anne of Green Gables (St. Martin's Press), as well as the edited volumes Florine Stettheimer: New Directions in Multimodal Modernism (Book*Hug), Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (MIT Press), and Confessional Politics: Women’s Sexual Self-Representations in Life Writing and Popular Media (Southern Illinois UP). Dr. Gammel is the Founding Director of the MLC Research Centre and Gallery, which provides international leadership for scholarship on women’s cultural production in the modernist era. She is also a regular contributor to the public media with over 80 radio, television, newspapers interview contributions including BBC, CBC, PBS, TVO, Newsweek, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, and Deutschlandradio. You can read more on her website and follow her on twitter @MLC_Research.


  • –present
    Professor & Director, Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Ryerson University


    Ryerson University , Arts


Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada