University of Calgary

Maria Zytaruk

  • Associate Professor

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Professional Description

Maria Zytaruk (Ph.D. Toronto) specializes in early modern literature and culture.  Recent and forthcoming publications include the article, "Artifacts of Elegy:  The Foundling Hospital Tokens," in The Journal of British Studies (2015); the article, "America's First Circulating Museum:  The Object Collection in the Library Company of Philadelphia," Museum History Journal (2017); and the article, "Caught in the Archive:  Unruly Objects in the Foundling Hospital," (forthcoming in Studies in Romanticism in 2018).  In April 2015, she was the Anthony and Beatrice Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture at the Library Company of Philadelphia.  In July 2016, she was researcher in residence at the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research at London's Natural History Museum.  She recently curated a small exhibition for the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library on Victorian books with mounted natural history specimens (profiled by the art forum Hyperallergic,  In December 2016, her radio documentary on seed banks aired on CBC's Ideas program.

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