Founded in 1998 at the University of Toronto by Jason Nolan, Benjamin Lefebvre, and Yuka Kajihara, the L.M. Montgomery Research Group began as a moderated discussion list geared specifically to researchers undertaking interdisciplinary work on all aspects of L.M. Montgomery—her fiction, her life writing, as well as derivatives of that work in the areas of television, photography, tourism, festival, national narrative, material culture, and commodity culture. In 2006, after eight years at the University of Toronto, the group’s co-moderators felt it was time to reevaluate how the list could best contribute to the Montgomery community of researchers, particularly given the changes in technology and access to information in the near-decade since the group’s inception.
The revamped discussion group is now housed within a larger web resource spearheaded by the group’s current director, Benjamin Lefebvre. This website is devoted to providing resources and materials for the benefit of researchers all over the world, who are finding new ways to examine this body of work: in terms of empire and nation, sexuality and repression, performance and resistance, parody and allusion, space and place, cultural memory, as well as national and international appeal and reception.
We invite you to explore our site, which promises to keep up with the latest conversation. The discussion group is open to active researchers in the field of L.M. Montgomery studies. We hope that this resource will be useful to your research, and that you will let us know if there is anything we have missed.