Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables has received a glowing review in Canadian Literature: titled “Anne Shirley’s New Reach,” this review by Sean M. Saunders appeared on the Canadian Literature website earlier this week:
I took great pleasure in reading Anne’s World, a collection of compelling essays which situates the culturally familiar Anne Shirley within a range of perhaps unfamiliar and, at times, unexpected disciplinary and theoretical contexts. Engaging Anne’s status as a “classic” and an international “brand,” these contexts include fashion theory, early childhood education, clinical psychology and bibliotherapy, feminist ethics, cultural geography, and globalization studies. Linking such diverse critical perspectives is the volume’s focus on the “expansion of [Anne’s] world,” both during the last century (into realms such as film and television, tourism, and post-war colonialism) and in the present, as Anne’s expanding world carries her into new spheres of critical inquiry, and new digital markets and media.
The following appears in this morning’s Winnipeg Free Press, in Kenton Smith’s Paper Chase column:
University of Toronto Press has released a new collection of essays on one of Canada’s greatest literary icons.
Edited by academics Irene Gammel and Benjamin Lefebvre, Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables comes on the heels of the 100th anniversary of L.M. Montgomery’s famous first novel.
Topics discussed include the worldwide Anne industry, Anne in fashion, and the possibility that Anne suffered from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Elizabeth Glenn at the University of Toronto Press website recently blogged on “Anne of the World,” mentioning both Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables and the LMMI conference L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature.
Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables, a new collection of essays edited by me and Irene Gammel and published by University of Toronto Press, is now available in paperback! The hardcover edition will be published later this summer.
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 meaning of her story continues 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.