June 8, 2020
While some readers argue that the iconic Anne capitulates to the social dictates around her, others have regarded her as a feminist figure, breaking new ground for girls and women. This talk will show how Montgomery subtly rewrites traditional stories to allow Anne to have agency while not isolating her from her community.
Laura Robinson ('88), Dean of Arts, is a longstanding L.M. Montgomery scholar. In addition to publishing many articles on Montgomery’s writing, she curated a travelling and virtual exhibit entitled, “The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on the First World War,” and acted as an academic consultant on Historica Canada’s L.M. Montgomery Heritage Minute and on The Inspiring World of L.M. Montgomery Literary Tour. She is currently editing a collection of essays on Montgomery and gender.