I am a CanLit/kidlit scholar with over fifteen years of experience as an academic researcher, copy editor, university instructor, journal administrator, typesetter, proofreader, indexer, project and website manager, manuscript evaluator, and editor of new editions of older texts. Since receiving my Ph.D. in English from McMaster University in 2006, I have taught as an Assistant Professor (on a limited-term appointment) at the University of Winnipeg and held postdoctoral and visiting appointments at a number of universities in Canada and the UK. Most recently, I received a graduate certificate in publishing from Ryerson University. I live and work in Waterloo, Ontario.
My research interests include twentieth-century and contemporary Canadian literature, gender and sexuality studies, children’s literature and culture, television and adaptation, scholarly editing, the archive, and digital humanities. I am the editor of seven books: an edition of L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted (2009), a restored edition of Montgomery’s First World War novel, Rilla of Ingleside (with Andrea McKenzie, 2010), the collections of essays Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables (with Irene Gammel, 2010) and Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations (2013), and the critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume 1: A Life in Print (2013), Volume 2: A Critical Heritage (2014), and Volume 3: A Legacy in Review (2015). I have also contributed journal articles, scholarly book chapters, paratexts, and shorter publications on a wide range of North American print and screen texts. My reviews of fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and in a number of academic journals in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Currently I teach in the graduate program in Publishing at Ryerson University and in the undergraduate program in Youth and Children’s Studies at Laurier Brantford. I am also Series Editor of the Early Canadian Literature series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), Copy Editor of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, and Director of L.M. Montgomery Online.Tweets by @blefebvre