"I cast 'moral' and 'Sunday School' ideals to the winds and made my 'Anne' a real human girl." - L. M. Montgomery
In 2008, Anne fans everywhere celebrated the 100th birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. Though Anne has always been recognized as a Canadian classic, her story is loved the world over.
In 100 Years of Anne with an "e": The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables, Holly Blackford has brought together an international community of scholars who situate L. M. Montgomery's novel in its original historical and literary context, discuss its timeless themes, and explore its aesthetic and cultural legacy across time and place.
Blackford's collection certainly proves Anne's international appeal, gathering contributors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the United States. Their essays explore diverse themes such as L.M. Montgomery's career and writing practices, her influence on Canadian fiction, shifting views and definitions of childhood, domesticity, identity and place, and Anne on film.
This new look at the beloved red-headed orphan will appeal to any reader who just can't get enough of Anne.
With Contributions By:
Eleanor Hersey Nickel
E. Holly Pike
Laura M. Robinson
Christiana R. Salah
Table of Contents
|Table of Contents||8|
|Introduction, Anne with an “e”: The Enduring Valueof Anne of Green Gables by Holly Blackford||12|
|I. Writing and Placing Anne||40|
|One – Wildwood Roses and Sunshine Girls: The Making of Anne of Green Gables as a Popular Romance Irene Gammel||42|
|Two – L. M. Montgomery and Literary Professionalism E. Holly Pike||64|
|Three – Anne with Two “G”s: Green Gables and Geographical Identity Joy Alexander||82|
|II. Romancing Anne: Language and Silence||102|
|Four – Negotiating the Well-Worn Coin: The Shifting Use ofLanguage in L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Melissa Mullins||104|
|Five – “Mute Misery”: Speaking the Unspeakable in L. M.Montgomery’s Anne BooksHilary Emmett||122|
|Six – “The World Hasn’t Changed Very Much”:Romantic Love in Film and Television Versions of Anne of Green GablesEleanor Hersey Nickel||146|
|III. Quoting Anne: Intertextuality at Home and Abroad||164|
|Seven – Anne and Her Ancestors: Self-Reflexivity from Yonge to Alcott to Montgomery||166|
|Eight – Anne of Green Gables as Intertext in Post-1960Canadian Women’s FictionTheodore Sheckels||184|
|Nine – Interactions with Poetry: Metapoetic Games with Anne in Astrid Lindgren’s MadickenCornelia Rémi||206|
|IV. Maturing Anne: Gender and Empire||232|
|Ten – A Ministry of Plum Puffs: Cooking as a Path toSpiritual Maturity in L. M. Montgomery’s Anne Books Christiana R. Salah||234|
|Eleven – The Ethos of Nurture: Revisiting Domesticity in L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Monika Hilder||252|
|Twelve – Constructing a “New Girl”: Gender and National Identity in Anne of Green Gables and Seven Little Australians Sharyn Pearce||270|
|Chronology of Important Events in the Life and Career of Anne’s Creator: Lucy Maud Montgomery||288|
|About the Contributors||292|