I am an Assistant Professor of English at Ryerson University. My research and teaching expertise sits at the intersection of Canadian literary culture and print, screen, and material texts for young people, with an emphasis on gender and genre, adaptation, scholarly editing, the archive, academic writing, and digital humanities.
My seven books include 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), which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature by the Association of American Publishers. I have also contributed journal articles, scholarly book chapters, paratexts, shorter publications , and reviews on a wide range of North American print and screen texts. I am also series editor of the the Early Canadian Literature series published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press and director of L.M. Montgomery Online.
I received my Ph.D. in English from McMaster University in 2006 and a graduate certificate in publishing from Ryerson University in 2015. Prior to my current appointment at Ryerson, I taught as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg and as part-time faculty in various departments and programs at Wilfrid Laurier University and in the publishing certificate program at Ryerson. I have also worked as a copy editor, journal administrator, typesetter, proofreader, indexer, and project and website manager.Tweets by @blefebvre