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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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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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Nora Young’s planning something on Anne’s Diary and biometric scanning: Spark | CBC Radio Anne’s Diary: What Do You Think? Just thought you’d like to know. I’m just finishing my chapter for Ben’s project that discusses the site.

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

I talked about this on the blog while back (see Anne’s Diary and Anne’s Diary Holds First Test Group
). It seemed problematic, and I couldn’t figure out what right they had to use the name Anne. I had some polite email with some folks there, but there wasn’t much to report. Of course the entire notion of how the technology works, finger printing children for the purposes of a commercial site is still an issue in my mind, but they have other problems now:
Website not a kindred spirit, says Anne authority

The P.E.I. government is investigating a new website for young girls that it says is using images of Anne of Green Gables without permission.

The web site features a certain redheaded girl in pigtails.
Called annesdiary.com, the Toronto-based website says it is “inspired by the much-loved Anne Of Green Gables novels.” Aimed at girls aged six to 14, it claims to be the most secure website for children in the world. It requires a fingerprint reader and registration papers signed by a professional as recognized by the company running the site.

But it is not the company’s security protocol that caught the attention of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority. Anne is a trademark owned by the government of Prince Edward Island, and Development Minister Richard Brown told CBC News on Thursday they take violations of that trademark seriously.

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Ben, Yuka and I have revived the LMM-L discussion list that ran from 1998-2006 as the LM Montgomery Research Group (lmmresearch.org). We nearly didn’t do it, but after we turned off the list, which was hosted at UofT, we got side-tracked with other things. But we feel the need. :)

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“Jim Dupree: Anne of Green Gables Enthusiast” is a great video meditation on Anne of Green Gables. The more you know about Anne and the context of her fans, the funnier it is.

PEI 2006

Jul. 8th, 2006 08:22 am
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I’ve uploaded about 250 photos of the LMMI conference and our trip to PEI…

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More pictures here: PEI 2006

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I should have known about L.M. Montgomery Land Trust | Preserving scenic agricultural coastal land. Well, I did, but I didn’t think of it in the context of my paper at the LMM conference last month. Well, I can use it when I’m revising my paper for publication.

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