The 15 August deadline to submit a paper or pull together a panel for L.M. Montgomery and Re-Vision: The L.M. Montgomery Institute's 15th Biennial International Conference is fast approaching.
The 22-26 June 2022 conference on Prince Edward Island, Canada, invites proposals for research pertaining to L.M. Montgomery’s life, writings, and/or scholarship through the lens of “re-vision.” The theme plays off the “Vision” theme of the cancelled 2020 L.M. Montgomery Institute conference, but it also stands on its own, speaking to the editing of literary works and to reinventions within Montgomery’s own life. “Re-vision” might also suggest proposals on translations, new editions, or literary, dramatic, cinematic, musical, or new media adaptations; on revisionist scholarship or confronting orthodoxy; and/or on seeing Montgomery’s work and life anew.
The conference theme might inspire papers that explore:
- Adaptations or revisions of Montgomery’s life and works on/in film, stage, art, new media, and beyond
- The art and artistry of the illustrators of Montgomery’s works
- Re-seeing, revision, remembering, and nostalgia in Montgomery’s creative and/or autobiographical processes
- How Montgomery adapted her writing to changing environments
- Revising genres (e.g. romance, pastoral, epic, literature for children and young adults)
- Telling and retelling, or rescripting master narratives
- Metaphors of change and renewal in and around her work
Proposals for papers and panels, as well as workshops, special exhibits, films, performances, or other visual displays are welcome. Proposals that view Montgomery’s life and art from different cultural and theoretical perspectives are also encouraged. All proposals are double-blind reviewed. Click here for the complete Call for Papers.
The L.M. Montgomery and Re-Vision conference is being planned as an in-person event in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 22-26 June 2022, but virtual presentation will be possible in some circumstances. Should travel be restricted, an online or hybrid conference will be held. Updates will be provided as available.
Alan MacEachern (Dept. of History, University of Western Ontario)
Lesley Clement (Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, Lakehead University - Orillia)