Jane Urquhart

Deadline Reminder: L.M. Montgomery and Gender

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Just a reminder that the deadline for proposals for L.M. Montgomery and Gender, the twelfth biennial conference hosted by the L.M. Montgomery Institute and held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 23–26 June 2016, is coming up on 15 August 2015! See the full call for papers for details.

UPDATE: The deadline for proposals is now 31 August 2015!

Here’s the latest from the conference co-chairs, Andrea McKenzie and Laura Robinson:

Canada is fast approaching the centenary of women’s suffrage in the province of Manitoba (1916) and nationally (1918), so the twelfth biennial conference hosted by the L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island will re-consider the role of gender in L.M. Montgomery’s work, broadly defined: her fiction, poetry, life writing, letters, photographs, and scrapbooks, as well as the myriad adaptations and spinoffs in film, television, theatre, tourism, and social media.

The L.M. Montgomery Institute is delighted to announce the following keynote speakers:

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Penguin Canada: Recent Foreign Deals

A recent “Industry News” column by Zoe Whittall appeared recently on the Quill & Quire website:

Penguin Canada has a number of foreign deals to report: … Hindi rights to the 100th Anniversary Edition of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery went to Penguin Books India; Shinchosha have acquired Japanese rights to The Blythes Are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery….

Also, Kerry Clare’s review of L.M. Montgomery by Jane Urquhart and The Blythes Are Quoted is now available on the Q&Q website.

Reviews of New LMM Books in The Globe and Mail

Two reviews appear in today’s Globe and Mail: Aritha van Herk’s “Blythe Spirits,” a review of The Blythes Are Quoted, and Irene Gammel’s “The Daughters of Lucy Maud,” a review of Jane Urquhart’s L.M. Montgomery.

Jane Urquhart at Toronto Reference Library

On Thursday, 12 November 2009 at 12:30, Jane Urquhart will be speaking at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street, just about Bloor Street) about her new book, L.M. Montgomery, part of the Extraordinary Canadians series. For more information about the lecture, go to the website for The eh List Author Series.

Thanks to Elizabeth MacLeod for bringing this to our attention.

Cover Art for Urquhart Biography of Montgomery

Cover art for Jane Urquhart's biography /L.M. Montgomery/, published as part of the Extraordinary Canadians series by Penguin Canada.
Cover art for Jane Urquhart’s biography /L.M. Montgomery/, published as part of the Extraordinary Canadians series by Penguin Canada.

Jane Urquhart’s forthcoming biography of L.M. Montgomery, part of the Extraordinary Canadians series by Penguin Canada, is now available for pre-order at Amazon.ca and at Chapters.Indigo.ca. It is scheduled for publication on 22 September 2009.

L.M. Montgomery Biography by Jane Urquhart

Penguin Canada is launching a new series called Extraordinary Canadians, “a rediscovery of the great figures of Canada’s past by its most brilliant contemporary writers,” with John Ralston Saul as General Editor. Eighteen volumes are planned for publication between 2008 and 2010, along a companion TV documentary series and a website that is not yet online. The first three books in the series—Emily Carr by Lewis DeSoto, Lord Beaverbrook by David Adams Richards, and Nellie McClung by Charlotte Gray—will be published in March 2008.

In September 2009, they will publish L.M. Montgomery by Jane Urquhart. We will post further updates about this book once it becomes available.