Laura M. Robinson

Laura M. Robinson is a Professor of English and Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the Grenfell campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has contributed articles to a number of journals and collections of essays and curated the exhibit The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on the First World War. She has contributed chapters to several collections of essays, most recently L.M. Montgomery and War (2017), War Memories: Commemoration, Recollections, and Writings on War (2017), and L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s) (2018).


Book Chapters (10)

Robinson, Laura M. “Kindred Spirits: Kinship and the Nature of Nature in Anne’s House of Dreams and The Blue Castle.” In L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s), edited by Rita Bode and Jean Mitchell, 171–83, 240–41. Montreal: McGill–Queen’s University Press, 2018.

Robinson, Laura M. “‘What Does It Matter to Us?’ War and the Masculine Ideal in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and L.M. Montgomery’s Rilla of Ingleside.” In War Memories: Commemoration, Recollections, and Writings on War, edited by Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger and Renée Dickason, 218–31. Montreal: McGill–Queen’s University Press, 2017.

Robinson, Laura M. “L.M. Montgomery’s Great War: The Home as Battleground in Rilla of Ingleside.” In L.M. Montgomery and War, edited by Andrea McKenzie and Jane Ledwell, 113–27. Montreal: McGill–Queen’s University Press, 2017.

Robinson, Laura M. “‘A Gift for Friendship’: Revolutionary Friendship in Anne of the Island and The Blue Castle.” In L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911–1942, edited by Rita Bode and Lesley D. Clement, 77–90, 286–87. Montreal: McGill–Queen’s University Press, 2015.

Robinson, Laura M. “‘Anne Repeated’: Taking Anne Out of Order.” In Seriality and Texts for Young People: The Compulsion to Repeat, edited by Mavis Reimer, Nyala Ali, Deanna England, and Melanie Dennis Unrau, 57–73. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature.

Robinson, Laura M. “Anne and Her Ancestors: Self-Reflexivity from Yonge to Alcott to Montgomery.” In 100 Years of Anne with an “e”: The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables, edited by Holly Blackford, 125–42. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2009.

Robinson, Laura. “‘“Outrageously Sexual” Anne’: The Media and Montgomery.” In Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict, edited by Jean Mitchell, 311–27. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

Robinson, Laura M. “‘Big Gay Anne’: Queering Anne of Green Gables and Canadian Culture.” In Canadian Studies: An Introductory Reader, edited by Donald Wright, 377–85. Dubuque, IO: Kendall/Hunt, 2004.

Robinson, Laura M. “‘A Born Canadian’: The Bonds of Communal Identity in Anne of Green Gables and A Tangled Web.” In L.M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture, edited by Irene Gammel and Elizabeth Epperly, 19–30. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Robinson, Laura M. “‘Pruned Down and Branched Out’: Embracing Contradiction in Anne of Green Gables.” In Children’s Voices in Atlantic Literature and Culture: Essays on Childhood, edited by Hilary Thompson, 35–43. Guelph: Canadian Children’s Press, 1995.

Also in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical Heritage, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 212–22. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Journal Articles (3)

Robinson, Laura M. “‘Sex Matters’: L.M. Montgomery, Friendship, and Sexuality.” Children’s Literature 40 (2012): 167–90.

Robinson, Laura. “Remodeling An Old-Fashioned Girl: Troubling Girlhood in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees.” Canadian Literature 186 (Autumn 2005): 30–45.

Robinson, Laura. “Bosom Friends: Lesbian Desire in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Books.” Canadian Literature 180 (Spring 2004): 12–28.

Also in Children’s Literature Review 145, edited by Tom Burns, 154–63. Detroit: Gale, 2009.

Dissertation/Thesis (1)

Robinson, Laura Mae. “Educating the Reader: Negotiation in Nineteenth-Century Popular Girls’ Stories.” Ph.D. dissertation, Queen’s University, 1998.

Newsletter Item (1)

Robinson, Laura M. “The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on the First World War.” Cordially Yours 10, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 5.

Reviews (3)

Robinson, Laura M. “Indie Publishing?: Broadview Press, Gynocritics, and Anne of Green Gables.” English Studies in Canada 33, no. 1–2 (March–June 2007): 227–38.

Robinson, Laura M. “Tragedy of Everyday Life.” Review of Marian Engel: A Life in Letters, edited by Christl Verduyn and Kathleen Garay; The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume 5: 1935–1942, edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. Canadian Literature 189 (Summer 2006): 145–46.

Robinson, Laura M. Review of Making Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture, edited by Irene Gammel. English Studies in Canada 30, no. 4 (December 2004): 235–39.