Benjamin Lefebvre

Cover art for Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, 2017)The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 3: A Legacy in ReviewThe L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical HeritageRilla of Ingleside (Viking Canada, 2010)Anne's World: A New Century of Anne of Green GablesThe Blythes Are Quoted (Viking Canada, 2009)Canadian Children's Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 113–14
Benjamin Lefebvre, director of L.M. Montgomery Online, is the editor of several books, including an edition of L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted (2009); the collection of essays Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables, jointly with Irene Gammel (2010); a restored and annotated edition of Rilla of Ingleside, jointly with Andrea McKenzie (2010); as well as the three-volume critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume 1: A Life in Print (2013), Volume 2: A Critical Heritage (2014), and Volume 3: A Legacy in Review (2015), which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature (Association of American Publishers). He also wrote the introduction to a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Anne of Green Gables (2017) and edits the Early Canadian Literature series published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. He is currently preparing Montgomery’s periodical pieces for book publication.

Original Content

The Dark Side of L.M. Montgomery.”

Bibliography

Posthumous Book by L.M. Montgomery (1)

Montgomery, L.M. The Blythes Are Quoted. Edited and with an Afterword by Benjamin Lefebvre. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2009.

Critical/Annotated Edition (1)

Montgomery, L.M. Rilla of Ingleside. 1921. Edited and with an Introduction by Benjamin Lefebvre and Andrea McKenzie. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2010.

Critical Anthologies (3)

Lefebvre, Benjamin, ed. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 3: A Legacy in Review. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, ed. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical Heritage. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, ed. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Collection of Essays (1)

Gammel, Irene, and Benjamin Lefebvre, eds. Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Special Journal Issue (1)

Lefebvre, Benjamin, ed. “Reassessments of L.M. Montgomery.” Special issue, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 113–14 (Spring–Summer 2004).

Book Chapters (8)

Gammel, Irene, and Benjamin Lefebvre. “Editing in Canada: The Case of L.M. Montgomery.” In Editing as Cultural Practice in Canada, edited by Dean Irvine and Smaro Kamboureli, 75–91. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016. TransCanada.

Brown, Vanessa, and Benjamin Lefebvre. “Archival Adventures with L.M. Montgomery; or, ‘As Long as the Leaves Hold Together.’” In Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives, edited by Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl, 233–48. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. Life Writing.

Also in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical Heritage, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 371–86. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “What’s in a Name? Towards a Theory of the Anne Brand.” In Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables, edited by Irene Gammel and Benjamin Lefebvre, 192–211. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “‘That Abominable War!’: The Blythes Are Quoted and Thoughts on L.M. Montgomery’s Late Style.” In Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict, edited by Jean Mitchell, 109–30. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “The Fitness of Things: Anne of Green Gables, Social Change, and L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Discerning Extraordinary Observer.’” In Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women’s Writing, edited by Jennifer Chambers, 170–93. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “‘A Small World After All’: L.M. Montgomery’s Imagined Avonlea as Virtual Landscape.” In The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments, edited by Joel Weiss, Jason Nolan, Jeremy Hunsinger, and Peter Trifonas, 1121–40. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Road to Avonlea: A Co-production of the Disney Corporation.” In Making Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture, edited by Irene Gammel, 174–85. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Avonlea without Anne.” In The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 363–65. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Journal Articles (4)

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Pigsties and Sunsets: L.M. Montgomery, A Tangled Web, and a Modernism of Her Own.” English Studies in Canada 31, no. 4 (December 2005): 123–46.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Stand by Your Man: Adapting L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables.” Essays on Canadian Writing 76 (Spring 2002): 149–69. Special issue: “Literatures, Cinemas, Cultures,” edited by Peter Dickinson.

Also in Children’s Literature Review 145, edited by Tom Burns, 143–54. Detroit: Gale, 2009.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “L.M. Montgomery: An Annotated Filmography.” Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 99 (Fall 2000): 43–73. Special issue: “L.M. Montgomery™ and Popular Culture II.”

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Walter’s Closet.” Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 94 (Summer 1999): 7–20.

Also in Children’s Literature Review 91, edited by Scot Peacock, 184–93. Detroit: Gale, 2004.

Paratexts (26)

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “A Note on the Text.” In Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, xxxv–xxxvi. New York: Penguin Books, 2017. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Suggestions for Further Reading.” In Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, xxxi–xxxiii. New York: Penguin Books, 2017. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. Introduction to Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, xvii–xxx. New York: Penguin Books, 2017. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Epilogue: Posthumous Titles, 1960–2013.” In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 3: A Legacy in Review, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 353–90. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. Headnotes and annotations to twenty-four chapters. In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 3: A Legacy in Review, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “A Note on the Text.” In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 3: A Legacy in Review, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 49–50. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Introduction: A Legacy in Review.” In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 3: A Legacy in Review, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 3–48. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. Headnotes to twenty chapters. In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical Heritage, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “A Note on the Text.” In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical Heritage, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 50. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Introduction: A Critical Heritage.” In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical Heritage, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 3–49. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. Headnotes and annotations to eighty chapters and an epilogue. In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “A Note on the Text.” In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 29–30. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Introduction: A Life in Print.” In The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 3–28. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, and Andrea McKenzie. “Further Reading.” In Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre and Andrea McKenzie, 388–89. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2010.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, and Andrea McKenzie. Glossary. In Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre and Andrea McKenzie, 354–87. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2010.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, and Andrea McKenzie. Introduction to “Canadian Women’s Poetry of the First World War.” In Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre and Andrea McKenzie, 351. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2010.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, and Andrea McKenzie. “The Origins of the Great War.” In Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre and Andrea McKenzie, xxi–xxv. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2010.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, and Andrea McKenzie. “A Note on the Text.” In Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre and Andrea McKenzie, xx. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2010.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, and Andrea McKenzie. Introduction to Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre and Andrea McKenzie, ix–xix. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2010.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “A Note on the Text.” In The Blythes Are Quoted, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 521–22. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2009.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. Afterword to The Blythes Are Quoted, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 511–20. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2009.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. Introduction to A Tangled Web, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, 9–18. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2009. Voyageur Classics: Books That Discover Canada.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Appendix: Bibliography of Materials Published on L.M. Montgomery in Canadian Children’s Literature 1975–2004.” Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 113–14 (Spring–Summer 2004): 117–20. Special issue: “Reassessments of L.M. Montgomery,” edited by Benjamin Lefebvre.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Présentation: Méthodes d’évaluation.” Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 113–14 (Spring-Summer 2004): 14–16. Special issue: “Reassessments of L.M. Montgomery,” edited by Benjamin Lefebvre.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Editorial: Assessments and Reassessments.” Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 113–14 (Spring–Summer 2004): 6–13. Special issue: “Reassessments of L.M. Montgomery,” edited by Benjamin Lefebvre.

Davis, Marie C., and Benjamin Lefebvre. “Editorial: The Lives of Girls and Boys.” Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 105–6 (Spring–Summer 2002): 7–8.

Dissertations/Theses (2)

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Ambivalence, Belonging, Citizenship: Ideology and the Represented Child in Twentieth-Century Canadian Fiction in English.” Ph.D. dissertation, McMaster University, 2006.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Notes toward Editing L.M. Montgomery’s The Blythes Are Quoted.” M.A. thesis, University of Guelph, 2001.

Reviews (8)

Lefebvre, Benjamin. Review of The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1901–1911, edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman WaterstonWomen’s Writing 22, no. 4 (2015): 525–27.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Lucy Maud of Macneill Farm.” Review of The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1889–1900, edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston. The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), 21 July 2012, R16.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “The Performance Anxiety of L.M. Montgomery.” Review of After Green Gables: L.M. Montgomery’s Letters to Ephraim Weber, 1916–1941, edited by Hildi Froese Tiessen and Paul Gerard Tiessen. Canadian Literature 197 (Summer 2008): 190–92.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Eternally Anne.” Review of Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery, by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly; Before Green Gables, by Budge Wilson; Looking for Anne: How Lucy Maud Montgomery Dreamed Up a Literary Classic, by Irene Gammel. The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), 22 March 2008, D1, D9.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “L.M. Montgomery Studies.” Review of Windows and Words: A Look at Canadian Children’s Literature in English, edited by Aïda Hudson and Susan-Ann Cooper; Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Cecily Devereux; The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery, edited by Irene Gammel. Canadian Literature 189 (Summer 2006): 158–60.

Lefebvre, Benjamin, and Mary Henley Rubio. Review of Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery, by Alexandra Heilbron. University of Toronto Quarterly 72, no. 1 (Winter 2002–2003): 506–7.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. Review of Authors and Audiences: Popular Canadian Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century, by Clarence Karr. University of Toronto Quarterly 72, no. 1 (Winter 2002–2003): 470–71.

Lefebvre, Benjamin. “Belated Acknowledgements.” Review of L.M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture, edited by Irene Gammel and Elizabeth Epperly. Essays on Canadian Writing 77 (Fall 2002): 90–99.