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

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University of Toronto Press, Jun 19, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 304 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Reconsidering Annes World
How Anne of Green Gables Became a Canadian Icon
Ambivalence towards Fashion in Anne of Green Gables
Feminist Narrative Ethics in Anne of Green Gables
Rereading Anne of Green Gables through a Clinical Approach
Anne of Green Gables as Bibliotherapy
Anne of Green Gables in Toronto Public Librarys Childrens Collections
Shifting Social Space in Anne of Green Gables
Nation Nostalgia and Postcolonial Perspectives of Home
International Portraits of Annes Cultural Transfer
11 Whats in a Name? Towards a Theory of the Anne Brand
Mediating Anne
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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About the author (2010)

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.

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