CFP: Special Issue of The Looking Glass on L.M. Montgomery

Caroline E. Jones, who recently contributed a chapter to Anne around the World: L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic, has circulated a call for papers for a special issue of The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature on L.M. Montgomery, with a deadline of 28 February 2015:

Critical, reflective, inquiring, and entertaining articles are welcomed for all sections for a special issue on the life and work of L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Recent and ongoing scholarship speaks to myriad topics in this complex author’s body of work: war, class, national identity, child-life, girl-life, nature, animals, and much, much more. This issue will undertake a broad exploration of the contemporary cultural, scholarly, and personal relevance of Montgomery’s work. Why do we read Montgomery? Why is the study of her work still so active?

Further topics might include:

  • The proliferation of new editions of Montgomery’s books
  • Illustrated versions of the novels
  • Picture books based on Montgomery’s life or of her work (there are a few!)
  • The role of landscape in Montgomery’s work
  • Montgomery in the classroom
  • Montgomery beyond Green Gables
  • Montgomery in Japan
  • Montgomery in Scandinavia
  • Montgomery in Canada/the United States/the United Kingdom/Australia
  • Montgomery in translation

L.M. Montgomery has made lasting impressions on literature and culture worldwide. This issue of The Looking Glass will explore those impressions and speculate as to the future of Montgomery studies and Montgomery’s work.

Submit online from our website, through the Submissions section under the “About” link in the top menu, or email to editor@the-looking-glass.net.

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