I am a Visiting Research Fellow at the TransCanada Institute, University of Guelph, and Director of the L.M. Montgomery Research Group. I received my Ph.D. in 2006 from McMaster University, where I wrote a dissertation on ideology and child protagonists in twentieth-century Canadian fiction in English. My research interests include twentieth-century Canadian literature, gender and sexuality studies, children’s literature and culture, television studies, scholarly editing, and the archive.
I recently edited L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted (2009), co-edited (with Irene Gammel) the collection of essays Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables (2010), and co-edited (with Andrea McKenzie) a restored edition of Montgomery’s First World War novel, Rilla of Ingleside (2010). I have also contributed a number of book chapters, journal articles, paratexts, essays, encyclopedia entries, and reviews on a range of aspects of North American literatures and cultures.