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Margaret Steffler

Margaret Steffler is a professor of English at Trent University. She has published several journal articles and book chapters on L.M. Montgomery, most recently in Girlhood Studies and in L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911–1942.


Book Chapters (5)

Steffler, Margaret. “‘Being a Christian’ and a Presbyterian in Leaskdale.” In L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911–1942, edited by Rita Bode and Lesley D. Clement, 54–73, 284–86. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015.

Steffler, Margaret. “Anne in a ‘Globalized’ World: Nation, Nostalgia, and Postcolonial Perspectives of Home.” In Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables, edited by Irene Gammel and Benjamin Lefebvre, 150–65. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Steffler, Margaret. “Performing Motherhood: L.M. Montgomery’s Display of Maternal Dissonance.” In Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict, edited by Jean Mitchell, 178–93. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

Steffler, Margaret. “Brian O’Connal and Emily Byrd Starr: The Inheritors of Wordsworth’s ‘Gentle Breeze.’” In Windows and Words: A Look at Canadian Children’s Literature in English, edited by Aïda Hudson and Susan-Ann Cooper, 87–96. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2003. Reappraisals: Canadian Writers 25.

Steffler, Margaret. “‘This Has Been a Day in Hell’: Montgomery, Popular Literature, Life Writing.” In Making Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture, edited by Irene Gammel, 72–83. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.

Journal Articles (3)

Steffler, Margaret. “Thebes Troutman as Traveling Tween: Revisiting the Family Story.” Girlhood Studies 11, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 126–40.

Steffler, Margaret. “Barriers and Portals: Writing through the Doors, Windows and Walls of the Leaskdale Manse.” CREArTA 5 (2005): 63–75. Special issue: “L.M. Montgomery’s Interior and Exterior Landscapes.”

Steffler, Margaret. “The Canadian Romantic Child: Travelling in the Border Country, Exploring the ‘Edge.’” Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse 89 (Spring 1998): 5–17.