100 Years of Anne with an 'e'


100 Years of Anne with an 'e'

"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:
Joy Alexander
Hilary Emmett
Irene Gammel
Monika Hidler
Melissa Mullins
Eleanor Hersey Nickel
Sharyn Pearce
E. Holly Pike
Cornelia Remi
Laura M. Robinson
Christiana R. Salah
Theodore Sheckels

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Title Page 4
Bibliographic Data 5
Dedication 6
Table of Contents 8
Acknowledgments 10
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
Index 296