We are pleased to present for the first time the cover for Irene Gammel’s upcoming book, Looking for Anne: How Lucy Maud Montgomery Dreamed Up a Literary Classic, to be published in March 2008 by Key Porter Books (Canada) and St. Martin’s Press (USA). More information about this book will be posted here closer to the publication date.
A new collection of essays, titled Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict and edited by Jean Mitchell, will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008. Stay tuned for a release date, but in the meantime here is the table of contents.
List of Images and Figures
Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict / Jean Mitchell
Part 1: Narrating Self and Other
L.M. Montgomery: The Darker Side / Margaret Doody
L.M. Montgomery and the Anguish of Mother Loss / Rita Bode
L.M. Montgomery and the Conflictedness of a Woman Writer / Carole Gerson
Part 2: A World of Conflict and Private Sorrows
Women at War: L.M. Montgomery, the Great War, and Canadian Cultural Memory / Andrea McKenzie
“That Abominable War”: The Blythes Are Quoted and Thoughts on L.M. Montgomery’s Late Style / Benjamin Lefebvre
Opposing Pacifism: L.M. Montgomery and the Trouble with Ephraim Weber / Paul Tiessen
Reflections of the Great Depression in L.M. Montgomery’s Life and Her Pat Books / Heidi MacDonald
Part 3: Performing Difference(s)
“Tempest in a Teapot”: Domestic Service and Class Conflict in L.M. Montgomery’s Journals and Fiction / E. Holly Pike
Performing Motherhood: L.M. Montgomery’s Display of Maternal Dissonance / Margaret Steffler
Montgomery’s “Imp”: Conflicting Representations of Illness in L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle / Kylee-Anne Hingston
The Fresh-Air Controversy, Health, and Art in L.M. Montgomery’s Emily Novels / Susan Meyer
Sustainable Dissonance: Becoming-Anne through L.M. Montgomery and Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables / Pamela Rossi-Keen
Love and Controversy for Over Eighty Years: Anne, Emily, and Finnish Women: An Interview / Suvi Ahola and Satu Koskimies
Part 4: Avoiding, Mediating, and Resolving Conflicts
Out the Open Window: Avoidance as Conflict Resolution in L.M. Montgomery’s Short Fiction / Trinna S. Frever
“You d—d idiot!” What L.M. Montgomery’s Silent Heroines Really Want to Say / Sarah Clair Atkinson
The Conflicted Worlds behind the Letters of L.M. Montgomery and Ephraim Weber / Hildi Froese Tiessen
“Even a Successful Lawsuit Will Be a Worry”: Law and Community Relations in L.M. Montgomery’s Life and Work / Kate Sutherland
Part V: Troubling, Translations and Dissonant Re-readings
“‘Outrageously Sexual’ Anne”: The Media and Montgomery / Laura Robinson
Conflicting Images: Anne of Green Gables in Germany / Martina Seifert
Hanako Muraoka’s Famous and Truncated Translation of Anne of Green Gables: Some Lingering Questions / Danièle Allard
“Bound for Quebec” or “Journey’s End”? Conflicting Stories about the Montgomery Family’s Arrival in Prince Edward Island / Carolyn Strom Collins
How Green is Green Gables?: An Ecofeminist Perspective on L.M. Montgomery / Nancy Holmes
What Occurs: Storm, Dissonance, and Conflict in L.M. Montgomery’s Life and Writing / Jane Ledwell
The following items have been added to the LMMRG bibliography:
Beharriel, S. Ross. Review of The Green Gables Letters: From L. M. Montgomery to Ephraim Weber, 1905-1909, ed. Wilfrid Eggleston. Canadian Forum 40.476 (September 1960): 142.
Gillis, Stacy. Review of Making Avonlea: L. M. Montgomery and Popular Culture, ed. Irene Gammel. British Journal of Canadian Studies 16.2 (2003): 425-26.
Hazel, Kathryn-Jane. Review of The Ecstasy of Resistance: A Biography of George Ryga, by James Hoffman; Writing a Life: L. M. Montgomery, by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston; Dear Marian, Dear Hugh: The MacLennan-Engel Correspondence, ed. Christyl Verduyn. British Journal of Canadian Studies 12.1 (1997): 151-52.
Holland, Clifford G. Review of The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, Volume 1: 1889-1910, ed. Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. Queen’s Quarterly 93.3 (Autumn 1986): 667-68.
Lovell-Smith, Rose. “Ending Only to Begin Again: The Child Reader and One Hundred Years of Sequel and Series Writing.” Children’s Literature and the Fin de Siècle. Ed. Roderick McGillis. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. 31-39.
Neutze, Christine Dorothy. Colonial Children: The Fictional Worlds of L. M. Montgomery, Isabel Maud Peacocke and Ethel Turner. Ph.D. diss. U of Auckland, 1981.
Smith, Karen. Review of Lucy-Maud [sic] Montgomery: A Preliminary Bibliography, compiled by Ruth Weber Russell, D. W. Russell, and Rea Wilmshurst. Dalhousie Review 67.1 (Spring 1987): 143-45.
Stott, Jon C. “L.M. Montgomery 1874-1942.” Writers for Children: Critical Studies of Major Authors Since the Seventeenth Century. Ed. Jane M. Bingham. New York: Scribners, 1988. 415-22.
Sumiko, Yokokawa. “The Forty Years of Anne of Green Gables in Japan.” TALL 5.4 (Mar.-Apr. 1996): 37-43.
Thaler, Danielle. “The Novel for Adolescents in Quebec: Stereotypes and New Conventions.” Reflections of Change: Children’s Literature Since 1945. Ed. Sandra Beckett. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. 131-40.
Tiessen, Paul. Review of Such a Simple Little Tale: Critical Responses to L. M. Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables,” ed. Mavis Reimer. English Studies in Canada 21.3 (September 1995): 357-59.
Watters, R. E. “Letters from Avonlea.” Review of The Green Gables Letters: From L. M. Montgomery to Ephraim Weber, ed. Wilfrid Eggleston. Canadian Literature 5 (Summer 1960): 87-88.
Whitaker, Muriel. “Literary Pen-Pals.” Review of My Dear Mr. M.: Letters to G. B. MacMillan from L. M. Montgomery, ed. Francis W. P. Bolger and Elizabeth R. Epperly. Canadian Literature 90 (Autumn 1981): 141-43.
—. “Women Alone.” Review of The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, edited by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe; Proper Deafinitions: Collected Theograms, by Betsy Warland; People You’d Trust Your Life To, by Bronwen Wallace. Canadian Literature 132 (Spring 1992): 228-30.
Whitfield, Caroline. Review of Making Avonlea: L. M. Montgomery and Popular Culture, ed. Irene Gammel. Dalhousie Review 84.1 (Spring 2004): 179-80.
The latest issue of The Lion and the Unicorn (31.3, September 2007) is now available through ProjectMuse to subscribing libraries. The issue includes Kate Lawson’s new article, “The Victorian Sickroom in L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle and Emily’s Quest: Sentimental Fiction and the Selling of Dreams” (232-249).
This member-organized session of the 2008 ACCUTE conference at the University of British Columbia welcomes proposals for papers that will coincide with the centennial anniversary of the publication of an important Canadian literary classic, Anne of Green Gables (1908), and with a national exhibition Looking for Anne: Tracing Visual Culture and L.M. Montgomery’s Creative Imagination.
The organizers are interested in proposals related to any aspect of Montgomery’s text, its cultural production, its reception history, and its cultural inspirations. Innovative approaches including interdisciplinary perspectives that make us see Anne and the world of Avonlea in new ways are particularly encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is November 26. Submitters must be ACCUTE members in good standing. Proposals should clearly indicate the originality and significance of the argument and include a list of works cited. Links to relevant Montgomery scholarship are essential; please visit http://lmmresearch.org/bibliography for an updated list of Montgomery materials.
Please send an electronic copy of your proposal (500-700 words), a completed Proposal Submitter’s Information Sheet, and a file containing a 100-word abstract and a 50-word bio-bibliographical note to both co-chairs:
Dr. Irene Gammel
Department of English
Dr. Benjamin Lefebvre
Department of English and Film Studies
University of Alberta
Monika Hilder’s paper “Imagining the Ultimate Kindred Spirit: The Feminist Theological Vision of L.M. Montgomery” will appear in Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent: Canadian Perspectives on Contextual Feminist Theology, edited by Mary Ann Beavis, with Elaine Guillemin and Barbara Pell and forthcoming from Novalis Press in Fall 2007.
Howey, Ann F. “Reading Elaine: Marjorie Richardson’s and L. M. Montgomery’s Red-Haired Lily Maids.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 32.2 (Summer 2007): 86-109.
Elizabeth Rollins Epperly’s new book Through Lover’s Lane: L.M. Montgomery’s Photography and Visual Imagination, has been released by University of Toronto Press. To read a synopsis of her book, click here. The contents are as follows:
Introduction: Seeing Patterns (3-10)
1. Montgomery’s Visual Imagination (11-38)
2. Montgomery’s Photography (39-62)
3. Picturing a Life: Selected Photographs (63-85)
4. Picturing Home: Image as Threshold (86-102)
5. Anne’s Green Arches (103-24)
6. Emily’s ‘Memory Pictures’ (125-44)
7. ‘My Castle in Spain’: The Blue Castle and the Architecture of Images (145-64)
8. Afterimage: Around the ‘Bend in the Road’ (165-78)
Appendix: ‘Cynthia’s’ 1902 Article on Photography (179-82)
Works Cited (193-201)
Illustration Credits (203)
The back cover also includes the following comments:
‘No one is better suited than Elizabeth Epperly to undertake a study of L.M. Montgomery’s photographs. Through Lover’s Lane represents the first solid study of Montgomery’s fiction in relation to both her autobiographical writing and photographs. It is a readily comprehensible study and the images are gorgeous.’ —Cecily Devereux, Department of English, University of Alberta
‘Elizabeth Epperly has written an effective analysis of L.M. Montgomery’s visual imagination and “way of seeing”—a central and surprisingly little-studied aspect of this popular author’s verbal (and visual) art. Through Lover’s Lane is a well-written, engaging work that also makes available a beautiful series of Montgomery’s photographs.’ —Janice Fiamengo, Department of English, University of Ottawa