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From Room of Ben’s Own
Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables
Edited by Irene Gammel and Benjamin Lefebvre
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming in 2010

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Synopsis
The recent 100 year anniversary of the first publication of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables has inspired renewed interest in one of Canada’s most beloved fictional icons. The international appeal of the red-haired orphan has not diminished over the past century, and the cultural meanings of her story continue to grow and change. The original essays in Anne’s World offer fresh and timely approaches to issues of culture, identity, health, and globalization as they apply to Montgomery’s famous character and to today’s readers.

In conversation with each other and with the work of previous experts, the contributors to Anne’s World discuss topics as diverse as Anne in fashion, the global industry surrounding Anne, how the novel can be used as a tool to counteract depression, and the possibility that Anne suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Anne in translation and its adaptation for film and television are also considered. By establishing new ways to examine one of popular culture’s most beloved characters, the essays of Anne’s World demonstrate the timeless and ongoing appeal of L.M. Montgomery’s writing.

Contributors: Ranbir K. Banwait, Richard Cavell, Alison Matthews David, Irene Gammel, Carole Gerson, Helen Hoy, Huifeng Hu, Benjamin Lefebvre, Alexander MacLeod, Leslie McGrath, Mary Jeanette Moran, Jason Nolan, Andrew O’Malley, Margaret Steffler, Kimberly Wahl.

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The Blythes Are Quoted: Amazon.ca: L. M. Montgomery, Benjamin Lefebvre: Books
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This is my good friend benjamin’s new book (well, he edited it). he’s been working on it for years, and I’m thrilled that it is finally coming out.

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Ben pointed me to this nugget: Twilight Author Inspired by Anne

One of the current bestseller phenomenon’s is the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. The series has grabbed the attention of young female readers in particular (something in common with the books of LMM) and led to a major new motion picture. What would be the common thread between the Anne series and a romance series about vampires? According to Meyer:

”The series influenced how my series turned out. Because I was never a fan of the stories where everything ends and they kiss at the wedding. Anne of Green Gable started out with her as a child, she had a very fully described adolescence, she had a book-long engagement, we got to see her wedding, we got to see her have her first child and lose her first child, we got to see her children grow up. We got the whole life, and I loved that.’

Showing one more link to anne and the undead. :)

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I’ve just uploaded some pictures from the Anne of Green Gables at 100 symposium last week at the Congress in Vancouver organized by Irene Gammel and Ben Lefebvre.

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I’m in vancouver to present my paper “Anne of the Undead: changeling child and the uncanny in Avonlea” at the Anne of Green Gables Panel at ACCUTE at Congress 2008, and I’m also helping out with Anne of Green Gables: A Literary Icon at 100: Exhibit Opening & Symposium.

Still exhausted from 16 hours of flight time (and 5 of waiting around) to get here…

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Try any CBC URL, and it will take you to http://www.cbc.ca/mobile/ today. Just tested it from France. Ben tried it in Canada, and Aleja tried it from NYC. It is pretty funny. Try even Google caches and viola [we wanted CBC classical], it is borked. I wonder if they’ve noticed. :)

Let me know when it’s fixed, eh?

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Originally published at Lemmingworks. You can comment here or there.

Check out globeandmail.com: Eternally Anne for Ben’s review of three new ANNE books.

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Yuka, Ben and I are off to L.M. Montgomery Christmas in Norval

Montgomery Christmas
Saturday, November 24th, 2007
10 am – 3 pm

Three church bazaars and luncheons, baked goods and Christmas items at Crawford’s Bakery, Bovaird Street (Hwy. 7). Look for further updates about LM Montgomery readings, book signings, and recitals, all in the spirit of LM Montgomery!

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