Tag Archives: Anne of Green Gables

Is L.M. Montgomery Canada’s Author?

In the L.M. Montgomery feature in Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians series, novelist Jane Urquhart describes how Montgomery’s novels created a literary legacy in her small-town family. Urquhart’s grandmother’s Anne books “electrified” her mother’s childhood, adding “meaning and intensity even to the … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian literature, L.M. Montgomery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The MaudCast S01E03: Kate Scarth and the L.M. Montgomery Institute #LMMI2020

Hi folks, here the third episode of the MaudCast, the podcast of the L.M. Montgomery Institute. In the MaudCast’s quest to discover innovative scholarship about the life and works of Lucy Maud Montgomery, we welcome to the microphone leading academics, … Continue reading

Posted in L.M. Montgomery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The MaudCast S01E01: Lesley Clement and the Launch of the L.M. Montgomery Vision Forum #LMMI2020

Today is Day 1 of the L.M. Montgomery & Vision Forum–the virtual space for the 2020 L.M. Montgomery conference. The “2020 Vision Forum” is now open here. Today and through the week there will be scholarly presentations, creative projects, information on … Continue reading

Posted in L.M. Montgomery, News & Links | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The World as a “Vale of Soul-Making”: A Brief Note on John Keats, C.S. Lewis, and L.M. Montgomery

There is a stunning moment in L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valley that continues to itch at my mind. I know that Anne of Green Gables is so filled with life and light that it is hard to ignore, and that Montgomery‘s Emily of New … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: A 10 Minute Book Talk with Brenton Dickieson

Some thoughts on my very first read of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I’m an absolute amateur in reading this kind of book, but I was really intrigued by the new film. Reading this book, I realized how influenced I … Continue reading

Posted in 10 Minute Book Talk, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

An Anti-Ginger Bias in American Publication? A Note on Publication Whitewashing

I posted on Monday a reflection about my reading of The Gift of Asher Lev, the sequel to Chaim Potok stunning novel, My Name is Asher Lev. Potok’s book really is a “gift,” but I noted some “curse” elements as well. One … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

My Paper was Accepted for the 2020 L.M. Montgomery Conference! #LMMI @UPEI @LMMI_PEI

I am very pleased to announce that my paper proposal was accepted for the L.M. Montgomery Institute’s 14th Biennial conference in 2020! This is the premier Montgomery studies event in the world, gathering scholars and readers together from around the … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian literature, L.M. Montgomery, News & Links | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Update, with Fundraiser Link: L.M. Montgomery on the Love of Trees, and Hurricane Dorian

I was inspired in reading L.M. Montgomery’s Kilmeny of the Orchard to provide a quick update to the tragic loss of so many of the trees at Montgomery’s homestead in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. I was reading a passage, which … Continue reading

Posted in L.M. Montgomery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

L.M. Montgomery on the Love of Trees, and Hurricane Dorian

L.M. Montgomery simply loved trees. Her journals are filled with notes about trees–the beauty of landscape, like “the groves of maple and birch just turning to scarlet and gold” (Sep 25, 1889), or the desire to disappear and run “down … Continue reading

Posted in L.M. Montgomery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the UK’s Favourite Book

According to a OnePoll survey of 2,000 UK adults, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is Britain’s most popular book. It is an intriguing find, but not inconsistent with other surveys and with research by people like Stephanie Derrick (see … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments