Conference Activity

Conferences Organized

Proposal vetting committee, L.M. Montgomery and Gender, University of Prince Edward Island, 23–26 June 2016.

Co-organizer and Co-chair (with Andrea McKenzie), L.M. Montgomery and War, University of Prince Edward Island, 26–29 June 2014. (Call for Papers)

Program Chair, L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory, University of Prince Edward Island, 21–24 June 2012. (Call for Papers)

Co-organizer and Co-chair (with Jean Mitchell), L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature, University of Prince Edward Island, 23–27 June 2010. (Call for Papers)

Panels Organized and Chaired

“Crossover Texts.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of Calgary, 29 May 2016. (Call for Papers)

“Nature vs. Nurture: Cultural Inheritance in Canadian Literature.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, Concordia University, 28 May 2010. (Call for Papers)

Anne of Green Gables: New Directions at 100.” Jointly with Irene Gammel. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of British Columbia, 31 May 2008.

“Changes and Choices: Intertextuality and L.M. Montgomery.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of Manitoba, 31 May 2004.

Panels Chaired

“Boyhood, Girlhood, Place, and Space” (plenary panel). L.M. Montgomery and Gender, University of Prince Edward Island, 26 June 2016.

“Adaptations I.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of Calgary, 28 May 2016.

Keynote address by Irene Gammel. L.M. Montgomery and War, University of Prince Edward Island, 27 June 2014.

“Memory, Communities, and Readers.” L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory, University of Prince Edward Island, 22 June 2012.

Keynote address by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly. L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature, University of Prince Edward Island, 25 June 2010.

“A Different Anne? Anne in Translation.” L.M. Montgomery—Writer of the World, Uppsala University (Sweden), 22 August 2009.

“Transforming our Gender(ed) Icons.” Transformations, Children’s Literature Association conference (Los Angeles), 10 June 2006.

“Building a Career in Children’s Literature.” Performing Childhood, Children’s Literature Association conference (Winnipeg), 10 June 2005.

Roundtable Organized and Chaired

“Indigenous Texts and Young People.” Association of Research in Cultures of Young People annual conference, Ryerson University, 30 May 2017. (Call for Papers)

Invited Keynote Papers

“Nature vs. Nurture: Heteronormative Resolution in L.M. Montgomery’s Fiction.” L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature, University of Prince Edward Island, 25 June 2010.

“Transcultural Industries, Transcultural Memories: Anne of Green Gables and Its Afterlives.” Nationalism(s) and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood, University of Worcester (UK), 10 April 2010.

“What’s in a Name? Anne Shirley, Modern Hollywood Star.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, and the Idea of “Classic,” University of Prince Edward Island, 25 June 2008.

“Agency, Belonging, Citizenship: The ABCs of Nation-Building in Contemporary Canadian Texts for Adolescents.” International Symposium on Adolescent Literature, Ningbo University (China), 19 May 2007.

Papers Presented

“A Name for Herself: ‘L.M. Montgomery’ and the Possibilities of Gender” (plenary panel). L.M. Montgomery and Gender, University of Prince Edward Island, 23 June 2016.

“Complicated Likenesses: Canadian Youth Narratives Across Age-Based Readerships.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of Calgary, 31 May 2016.

“The War in Print: Reviews of L.M. Montgomery’s Great War Books” (plenary panel). L.M. Montgomery and War, University of Prince Edward Island, 27 June 2014.

“Reviews of L.M. Montgomery 1908–1939: A Forgotten Public Narrative” (plenary panel). L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory, University of Prince Edward Island, 23 June 2012.

“Editing L.M. Montgomery across the Scholarly/Trade Divide.” Conference on Editorial Problems: Editing Modernism in Canada, University of Toronto, 23 October 2010.

“Divided City, Divided Self: Reading Montreal in MacLennan and Roy.” L’Association des littératures canadiennes et québécoise / The Association of Canadian and Québec Literatures conference, Concordia University, 28 May 2010.

“‘Used in Some Other Book’: L.M. Montgomery as Reader.” L.M. Montgomery—Writer of the World, Uppsala University (Sweden), 22 August 2009.

“What’s in a Name? Anne Shirley, Modern Hollywood Star” (keynote panel). L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, and the Idea of “Classic,” University of Prince Edward Island, 25 June 2008.

“In Search of Someday: Reparation and Repetition in Joy Kogawa’s Post-Obasan Fiction.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of British Columbia, 1 June 2008.

“Anne Shirley, RKO Gal: From Avonlea Girl to Modern Hollywood Star.” A Ryerson Showcase: The Centenary of Anne of Green Gables, Ryerson University, 5 April 2008.

“Conflict and Dissonance in the L.M. Montgomery Archives: Untying the Yellow Ribbon.” Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict, University of Prince Edward Island, 25 June 2006.

“Adolescence through the Looking-Glass: Ideology and the Represented Child in Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Children’s Literature Association conference (Los Angeles), 9 June 2006.

“‘Caroline, I’ll See to the Ponies’: Adapting and Readapting Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie.” Children’s Literature Association conference (Los Angeles), 9 June 2006.

“Nationalism, Nostalgia, and Intergenerational Girlhood: Narrative Extensions to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House.” Children’s Literature Association conference (Winnipeg), 10 June 2005.

“From Bad Boy to Dead Boy: Agency, Homophobia, and the Unsaid in Diana Wieler’s Bad Boy and Brian Payton’s Hail Mary Corner.” Children’s Literature Association conference (El Paso), 7 June 2003.

“Pigsties and Sunsets: L.M. Montgomery, A Tangled Web, and a Modernism of Her Own.” ReCalling Early Canada: Reading the Political in Cultural and Literary Production, McMaster University, 23 June 2003.

“The Performance Anxiety of L.M. Montgomery.” L.M. Montgomery and Life Writing, University of Prince Edward Island, 22 June 2002.

“Our Beloved Lucy Maud: Mythologizing the Creator for the Sake of the Creation.” L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture, University of Prince Edward Island, 1 July 2000.

“Walter’s Closet.” Message in a Bottle: The Literatures of Small Islands, University of Prince Edward Island, 26 June 1998.

Round Tables and Colloquia

Invited participant, “Sustainability, Mentorship, and Intellectual Production: The Present and Future of Emerging Scholars in Canadian Literary Studies,” TransCanada Institute, University of Guelph, 5–6 April 2013.

“Academic Fashion” (ESC-sponsored panel), Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, Concordia University, 29 May 2010.

Panel discussing two short films related to L.M. Montgomery. From Canada to the World: The Cultural Influence of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Guelph, ON), 23 October 2008.

Anne of Green Gables: A Literary Icon at 100; Canadian Scholars and Critics Reflect on Anne of Green Gables in the Centenary Year.” Organized by Irene Gammel. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of British Columbia, 31 May 2008.

Paper representing Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse. Open Access Symposium, University of Winnipeg, 5 February 2007.