Aoife Assumpta Hart received her Ph.D. in English from the University of British Columbia and now writes as an independent scholar. Her scholarship on L.M. Montgomery has appeared in the journals Canadian Literature and Studies in Canadian Literature as well as in the collection of essays Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature.
Book Chapter (1)
Somers, Emily. “An no shinjô [Anne’s Feelings]: Politeness and Passion as Anime Paradox in Takahata’s Akage no An.” In Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 155–73. New York: Routledge, 2013. Children’s Literature and Culture.
Journal Articles (2)
Hart, Aoife Emily. “‘There’s Minny a One in Ould Ireland’: Judy Plum’s Witchcraft of Irish Stereotypes and Storytelling.” Studies in Canadian Literature / Revue d’études canadiennes 38, no. 2 (2013): 205–24. https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/SCL/article/view/22066.
Somers, Sean. “Anne of Green Gables/Akage no An: The Flowers of Quiet Happiness.” Canadian Literature 197 (Summer 2008): 42–60.
Also, as Emily Aoife Somers, in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 2: A Critical Heritage, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre, 350–70. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.
Somers, Seán. “The Dryad’s Bubble: Faith, Nature, and Movement in Charlotte Brontë, L.M. Montgomery, and Haiku.” M.A. thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2000.
Hart, Aoife Assumpta. “The Heroine’s Audience.” Review of The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L.M. Montgomery’s Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance, by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly; The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 3: A Legacy in Review, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre. Canadian Literature 226 (Autumn 2015): 134–35.
Somers, Emily Aoife. “A Diary’s Promise, Extended.” Review of The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1901–1911, edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston. Canadian Literature 217 (Summer 2013): 183–84.
Somers, Sean. “Imagination Generated Imagery.” Review of Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery, by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly; 100 Years of Anne with an “e”: The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables, edited by Holly Blackford. Canadian Literature 205 (Summer 2010): 158–59.
Somers, Sean. “Centenary Complexities.” Review of Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings, by Mary Henley Rubio; Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict, edited by Jean Mitchell. Canadian Literature 202 (Autumn 2009): 130–32.