I received my Ph.D. in 2006 from McMaster University, where I wrote a dissertation on child characters in twentieth-century Canadian fiction in English. My research interests include twentieth-century and contemporary Canadian literature, gender and sexuality studies, children’s literature and culture, television studies, scholarly editing, adaptation and the archive, and digital humanities. I am currently pursuing a graduate certificate in publishing at Ryerson University.
I am Series Editor of the Early Canadian Literature Series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and, to date, have edited seven books of my own: 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 (Fall 2014). I have also contributed a number of book chapters, journal articles, paratexts, essays, and encyclopedia entries, on a wide range of North American print and screen texts. I review YA fiction and non-fiction regularly for Quill & Quire, and my reviews of non-fiction have appeared in The Globe and Mail and in a number of academic journals in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.