Anne's World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables

Anne's World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables

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Edited by Irene Gammel and Benjamin Lefebvre
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2010
World Rights
304 Pages 16 Images
ISBN 9781442611061
Published Aug 2010
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The recent 100 year anniversary of the first publication of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables has inspired renewed interest in one of Canada's most beloved fictional icons. The international appeal of the red-haired orphan has not diminished over the past century, and the cultural meanings of her story continue to grow and change. The original essays in Anne's World offer fresh and timely approaches to issues of culture, identity, health, and globalization as they apply to Montgomery's famous character and to today's readers.

In conversation with each other and with the work of previous experts, the contributors to Anne's World discuss topics as diverse as Anne in fashion, the global industry surrounding Anne, how the novel can be used as a tool to counteract depression, and the possibility that Anne suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Anne in translation and its adaptation for film and television are also considered. By establishing new ways to examine one of popular culture's most beloved characters, the essays of Anne's World demonstrate the timeless and ongoing appeal of L.M. Montgomery's writing.

Irene Gammel is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture in the Department of English at Ryerson University.
Benjamin Lefebvre has held postdoctoral visiting fellowships at the University of Alberta, the University of Worcester, and the University of Prince Edward Island.
‘This collection is really “Anne for a New Century.” As Anne begins her journey into the next millennium, after her first 100 years, Gammel and Lefebvre have proven that there are startling new facets to uncover: her disabilities and her creator's depression; her modern fashions and her ruthless tourism; her long archival life in libraries and her postmodern digital presence. These new approaches reveal that Anne is as new today as ever.’

Holly Blackford, editor of 100 Years of Anne with an ‘e’: The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables