Literature

Rye story site heads to warped tour

Rye story site heads to warped tour

A Ryerson social media outlet is heading to Warped Tour this summer.

by Deven Knill· · Arts & Life, Literature
(Courtesy Surita Gor)

Rye grad to be published in national library

When Ryerson graduate Virus the Poet started doing spoken word, he said it was a way for him to “give a voice to the voiceless.” Now the Toronto-based artist is being published in an anthology for the Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. “Spoken word poetry, to me, means encouraging and supporting human beings,” said Virus, born Viral Gor. He […]

by Alexia Kapralos· · Arts & Life, Literature, Media
Poet Rupi Kaur visits Ryerson

Poet Rupi Kaur visits Ryerson

Students celebrate International Women’s Day with Rupi Kaur

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Literature
Aeman Ansari / Ryersonian Staff

This Week in Magical Thinking: David Foster Wallace’s This Is Water

I only have a few more days left as a student at the school of journalism and I am terrified. I’m terrified of not having the status of being a student to hide behind anymore, terrified of having to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. But most of all, I’m terrified to graduate […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature
Bookbinding and restoration surviving at Ryerson and in Toronto

Bookbinding and restoration surviving at Ryerson and in Toronto

Art Seto has been teaching the binding and finishing course at Ryerson, one of the only ones taught at a four-year university program in Canada, since 2006. “I don’t think books are going anywhere. Print is not going anywhere. If anything, it’s evolving rather than disappearing,” said 57-year-old Seto. His course shows students how to build a book by hand, […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature
Courtesy of Aeman Ansari

This Week in Magical Thinking: Written on the Body

From the movies currently in the theatres – Insurgent, Chappie and Cinderella – to the bestselling books and most watched shows, the theme of love is always present. I have been cynical about and uncomfortable with the kinds of everlasting romance presented in music, movies and even literature. It’s very possible that I have a manufacturing defect and the part […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature
Despite the loss, the Ryerson poets are proud of being the only Canadian team to compete. (Courtesy of Brian Millado)

Rye students take slam poetry to the States

By Cole Deakin Approximately $600 in out-of-pocket expenses and one donation of $3,500 from Ryerson later, a group of seven slam poets from the university made it as the first Canadians to participate in United States’s largest college slam tournament. Sixty-seven other colleges and universities from across the U.S. also competed during a four-day event on the weekend. Ryerson was […]

Gene Allen’s book explores the history of The Canadian Press. (Ryersonian file photo)

Rye instructor shortlisted in Canadian Prize for Humanities

Ryerson journalism instructor Gene Allen is probably the first and only person to have had access to the archives of The Canadian Press (CP). The dozens of boxes of papers and long reels of microfiche records in the basement of CP’s office on Toronto’s King Street E. had mostly been forgotten, filed away without much thought to organization. Even with […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life, Literature, Media
This Week in Magical Thinking: Never Let Me Go

This Week in Magical Thinking: Never Let Me Go

It’s one thing to read characters in a novel, be touched by them and feel connected to them. But to meet the person who crafted these powerful characters is another thing entirely. Reading is mostly a solitary act. All of your emotions and reactions stay between you and the fictional characters who live on paper. This past week I was […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature
This Week in Magical Thinking: Virginia Woolf

This Week in Magical Thinking: Virginia Woolf

In the days and weeks leading up to International Women’s Day, media and the general public practise a little more sensitivity towards women’s issues and tend to listen, but their attention span is short. As a feminist and a journalist with a special interest in marginalized groups in society, I frequently read fiction and nonfiction that speaks to the narratives […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature
This Week in Magical Thinking: Bridget Jones’s Diary

This Week in Magical Thinking: Bridget Jones’s Diary

A couple of years ago, I was away on vacation in Italy when course enrolment was happening. By the time I got onto RAMSS, there was only one English class available that would fit into my schedule: popular literature. Even as a young reader I shied away from this genre. I naively thought, like many others, that it didn’t have […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature