LMMI’s New On-Line Open-Access Journal

On June 5th I got this wonderful piece of news from the editors, Dr. Kate Scarth and Dr Emily Woster, of the L.M. Montgomery Institute’s new on-line, open-access journal:

“We’re delighted to announce that the journal is now live at journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca!

Thanks to all of you for your work on and support of the journal. On the website you’ll find our Welcome Messagea video announcing the journal, an article by Elizabeth Epperly (“Reading Time: L.M. Montgomery and the ‘Alembic of Fiction'”), and an article by Julie Sellers (“‘A Good Imagination Gone Wrong’: Reading Anne of Green Gables as a Quixotic Novel”), as well as the static content that many of you have given feedback on. Acknowledgments are here. There’s more content coming soon!

Just a reminder that the journal accepts and publishes submissions on a rolling basis so keep those submissions coming and encourage your colleagues to submit too.

Thanks for all,

Kate and Emily”

LMMI Honours the Work of the Macneill Family

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Photo by: Joanne Craig

It was a wonderful moment at the 13th biennial conference banquet when Jennie Macneill received an LMMI Legacy Award for the work she and the late John Macneill have done in creating, developing, and maintaining the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home.  Their son David Macneill now runs the Site (where a Project Bookmark was unveiled on June 24th).

From left to right: Dr. Philip Smith, the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Jennie Macneill (recipient of an LMMI Legacy Award), and me.

-Betsy

LMMI Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly Award for Outstanding Early Career Paper

I was thrilled when the L.M. Institute committee, in celebrating its 25th anniversary and unbeknownst to me, decided to name one of its new awards in my honour!  This photograph, by Anne Victoria Photography, shows the adjudicating committee and first recipient for the first-ever ” Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly Award for Outstanding Early Career Paper.”

-Betsy

L.M. Montgomery Conference 2018

photo credit: Anne Victoria Photography

From left to right:  Dr. Emily Woster, conference co-chair and Visiting Scholar of the LMMI; the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of PEI; myself; Dr. Laura Robinson, conference co-chair and past LMMI Visiting Scholar; Bonnie Tulloch, University of British Columbia, first award recipient; Dr. Kate Scarth, UPEI Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies, Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture.

Book Signing at the L.M. Montgomery Institute conference

Three long-time Montgomery scholars and authors celebrate books and reading at the 13th biennial international L.M. Montgomery Institute conference at UPEI in Charlottetown, PEI, on June 22, 2018: Drs. Elizabeth Waterston, Mary Rubio, and Elizabeth Epperly. The theme of the conference was “L.M. Montgomery and Reading.” Elizabeth Waterston was signing copies of her recent book Readying Rilla and Betsy was signing copies of Power Notes: Leadership by Analogy and the children’s book illustrated by her sister (Carolyn Epperly) Summer in the Land of Anne.

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