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
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