Public Talks

“Memory Pictures: Toward a Critical Edition of L.M. Montgomery’s Complete Poems.” L.M. Montgomery Day: A Celebration of Poetry, Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario (Leaskdale, ON), 29 October 2016.

“Reviews of Anne of Green Gables and Its Sequels.” Winter Words and Works, Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 3 February 2016.

“In Lands Afar: L.M. Montgomery Recapturing Prince Edward Island in Ontario.” Maud’s Landscapes: The Effect of Nature on Her Writing, Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario (Leaskdale, ON), 24 October 2015.

“Reviewers’ Reflections on L.M. Montgomery’s War Books.” The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on War, North York Public Library (Toronto), 27 January 2015.

“Chronicles about Chronicles; or, ‘Used in Some Other Book.’” Maud the Storyteller, Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario (Leaskdale, ON), 25 October 2014.

“The Woman behind Anne of Green Gables: Her Story/My Story.” Adult Education Hour, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Kitchener, ON), 12 February 2012.

“Editing in Canada: The Case of L.M. Montgomery.” Jointly with Irene Gammel. Editing as Cultural Practice: Institutional Formations, Collaboration, and Literatures in Canada, University of Guelph, 20 October 2011.

“How I Began: L.M. Montgomery’s Essays, Interviews, and Literary Reputation, 1911–1925.” Lucy Maud Montgomery at Home in Leaskdale: A Centennial Celebration, Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario (Leaskdale, ON), 14 October 2011.

“Our Home on Native Land: Adapting and Readapting Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie.” Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts Academic Seminar series, University of Worcester (UK), 25 November 2009.

“Looking Away: The Traumatized Child in Canadian Fiction.” Institute of Education Research Seminar series, University of Worcester (UK), 18 November 2009.

“Looking Back: The Retrospective Child in Canadian Fiction in English.” American and Canadian Research Seminar series, University of Birmingham (UK), 28 September 2009.

“In Maud and Ewan’s Room: Bedroom Politics in The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery.” The Montgomery Theatre (Cavendish, PE), 24 July 2009.

“Divided City, Divided Self: Reading Montreal in MacLennan and Roy.” Unreal Cities: Reading the Metropolis (graduate course, Irene Gammel), Department of English, Ryerson University, 30 March 2009.

The Blythes Are Quoted in the Centenary Year: A Look Back.” Lucy Maud Montgomery Christmas (Norval, ON), 29 November 2008.

“‘Pruned Down and Branched Out’? Anne of Green Gables and Its Afterlives.” Field of Children’s Literature (undergraduate course, Catherine Tosenberger), Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 25 September 2008.

“‘Life Has Beaten Me’: Marriage as Surrender and Nightmare in Mistress Pat (1935).” L.M. Montgomery’s Fiction and Journals (graduate course, Kate Lawson), Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo, 24 March 2006.

“Viewing and Reviewing The Simpsons: Satire, Socialization, and the Question of the Resisting Viewer.” Vox Populi graduate student discussion series, Department of English, McMaster University, 15 November 2002.