Conferences

Conferences Organized & Chaired

Co-Organizer and Co-Chair (with Andrea McKenzie), L.M. Montgomery and War, University of Prince Edward Island, 26–29 June 2014. (Call for Papers found here)

Program Chair, L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory, University of Prince Edward Island, 21–24 June 2012. (Call for Papers found here)

Co-Organizer and Co-Chair (with Jean Mitchell), L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature, University of Prince Edward Island, 23–27 June 2010. (Call for Papers found here and here)

Conference Sessions Organized & Chaired

Organizer and Chair, “Nature vs. Nurture: Cultural Inheritance in Canadian Literature.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English congress, Concordia University, 28 May 2010. (Call for Papers found here)

Chair, “A Different Anne? Anne in Translation.” L.M. Montgomery—Writer of the World, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 22 August 2009.

Co-Organizer and Co-Chair (with Irene Gammel), “Anne of Green Gables: New Directions at 100.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English congress, University of British Columbia, 31 May 2008.

Chair, “Transforming our Gender(ed) Icons.” Transformations, Children’s Literature Association conference, Los Angeles, CA, 10 June 2006.

Chair, “Building a Career in Children’s Literature.” Performing Childhood, Children’s Literature Association conference, Winnipeg, MB, 10 June 2005.

Organizer and Chair, “Changes and Choices: Intertextuality and L.M. Montgomery.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English congress, University of Manitoba, 31 May 2004.

Invited Keynote Papers

“How I Began: L.M. Montgomery’s Essays, Interviews, and Literary Reputation, 1911–1925.” Lucy Maud Montgomery at Home in Leaskdale: A Centennial Celebration, Leaskdale, ON, 14 October 2011.

“Nature vs. Nurture: Heteronormative Resolution in L.M. Montgomery’s Fiction.” L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature, University of Prince Edward Island, 25 June 2010.

“Transcultural Industries, Transcultural Memories: Anne of Green Gables and Its Afterlives.” Nationalism(s) and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood, University of Worcester (England), 10 April 2010.

“Agency, Belonging, Citizenship: The ABCs of Nation-Building in Contemporary Canadian Texts for Adolescents.” International Symposium on Adolescent Literature, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China, 19 May 2007.