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Margaret Steffler

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Margaret Steffler is professor emerita 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 (2015), and is co-editor of Children and Childhoods in L.M. Montgomery: Continuing Conversations (2022).

Bibliography

Collection of Essays (1)

Bode, Rita, Lesley D. Clement, E. Holly Pike, and Margaret Steffler, eds. Children and Childhoods in L.M. Montgomery: Continuing Conversations. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022.

Book Chapters (6)

Steffler, Margaret. “The Performance of the Beautiful Dream Boy in Novels by L.M. Montgomery and Frances Hodgson Burnett.” In Children and Childhoods in L.M. Montgomery: Continuing Conversations, edited by Rita BodeLesley D. ClementE. Holly Pike, and Margaret Steffler, 93–113. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022.

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.” In “Locating Tween Girls,” edited by Natalie Coulter and Melanie Kennedy. Special issue, Girlhood Studies 11, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 126–40. https://doi.org/10.3167/ghs.2018.110110.

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

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. https://ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/4023.

Paratexts (2)

Clement, Lesley D., and Margaret Steffler. “Preface to the Afterwords.” In Children and Childhoods in L.M. Montgomery: Continuing Conversations, edited by Rita BodeLesley D. ClementE. Holly Pike, and Margaret Steffler, 277–83. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022.

Clement, Lesley D., with assistance from Rita Bode, E. Holly Pike, and Margaret Steffler. Introduction to Children and Childhoods in L.M. Montgomery: Continuing Conversations, edited by Rita BodeLesley D. ClementE. Holly Pike, and Margaret Steffler, 3–23. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022.



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