Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Peculiar Background to L.M. Montgomery’s “The Alpine Path” (L.M. Montgomery Series) #LMMI2018

One of the more poignant aspects of Montgomery’s work for readers is how she charts her path as a writer in Emily of New Moon. Universally recognized as the book that most encoded her personality, it is also the one that … Continue reading

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Panel on C.S. Lewis’ “The Quest of Bleheris” at the C.S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium

I am currently working in the Marion E. Wade Center–the premier C.S. Lewis archival research space on the continent and a lovely little spot that houses materials by and about the British authors that are the primary focus on this … Continue reading

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“Stay in the Valley if You’re Wise”: Advice on Writing in Emily of New Moon (L.M. Montgomery Series) #LMMI2018

While L.M. Montgomery could be viewed as a writer’s writer for her prose, imaginative vim, and her shaping of characters, her novel Emily of New Moon is almost a textbook on the writer’s life. A friend tipped me off to the … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery’s Schoolmarm Visit to the Archibald MacKay Mansion (L.M. Montgomery Series) #LMMI2018

I have recently been enjoying L.M. Montgomery’s romantic and hilarious 1936 novel, Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Windy Willows outside of North America). I was interested in the book because it is one of Montgomery’s few attempts at epistolary … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Reading to Change Your Literary Life

If you are like me, you have spent much of your adult life as a reader catching up on a severe lack of education. It is common that I am out with friends and when the topic of books comes … Continue reading

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Phil Keaggy on C.S. Lewis, “In the Corner Back by the Woodpile” Podcast (Friday Feature)

Part of my conversion to Christianity as a young adult was a strange period of renegotiating my past. Our family was pretty poor, with painted chipboard floors, 3rd gen hand-me-down clothes, and glassware stolen from A&W. Despite our poverty, my … Continue reading

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Sehnsucht, Faërie, and the Flash: My Paper Abstracts on L.M. Montgomery (L.M. Montgomery Series) #LMMI2018

In reading through L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books last year, I began to sense some trends in her work–subtle currents of thought and image that began to come into focus for me. One of the beautiful parts of being a … Continue reading

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