The 13th biennial L.M. Montgomery Institute's International Conference, L.M. Montgomery and Reading, takes place June 21-24, 2018 on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island. The 2018 conference welcomes research that considers L.M. Montgomery and Reading in all its forms and possibilities. The allusions in Montgomery’s novels and the richness of her own reading life raise a host of questions about the politics, history, culture, technologies, and practice of reading. In turn, fans and scholars explore what it means to read Montgomery as they continue to visit and revisit her novels and autobiographical work. Her enduring popularity continues to inspire translations and transformations that offer readers new ways to experience Montgomery’s texts.
This conference also marks the 25th anniversary of the L.M. Montgomery Institute, providing an important opportunity to (re)read and reflect on the past and future of Montgomery scholarship and to explore how the presenters see themselves in a community of international, interdisciplinary, and interrelated readers.
With an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, including Margaret Mackey, Professor Emerita in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta (One Child Reading: My Auto-Bibliography), Montgomery scholar and former UPEI president, Elizabeth Epperly (Through Lover’s Lane; The Fragrance of Sweet Grass; Power Notes), Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Professor Emerita and former Dean of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western, (Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community; The Pleasures of Reading: A Booklover's Alphabet), and Emily Woster, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Visiting Scholar at the L.M. Montgomery Institute, this conference promises to foster research excellence and innovative directions in Montgomery scholarship from around the world.
Please read the following registration information carefully before registering.
FULL REGISTRATION: $295
Admission to all conference sessions, keynote presentations and events, lunches, nutrition breaks and receptions (Thursday to Sunday) as well as 1 ticket to the conference banquet. (Does not include pre-conference workshops.)
FULL STUDENT REGISTRATION: $125
Admission to all conference sessions, keynote presentations and events, lunches, nutrition breaks and receptions (Thursday to Sunday) as well as 1 ticket to the conference banquet. (Does not include pre-conference workshops.) Note: Proof of student status may be requested.
CONFERENCE PASSES: (FULL DAY: $95; HALF-DAY: $50)
Includes admission to conference activities & presentations for the day/half-day indicated. Includes lunch, nutrition breaks and special events, but not Saturday's banquet. Day passes are available for Thursday June 21; Friday, June 22; and Saturday, June 23. Half-day passes are available for June 21 (AM/PM); June 22(AM/PM); June 23 (AM/PM); and June 24 (AM only).
BANQUET PASS: $50
Ticket to the conference banquet, which includes a delicious meal and enjoyable entertainment. Please note: Full conference registrants (both regular and student) are reminded that if they wish to bring a guest to the banquet, they will need to purchase an extra banquet ticket.
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: (MORNING: $20; AFTERNOON: $20; BOTH: $30)
Morning of Wednesday, 20 June: Writing Workshop: Writing the Landscape, with Deirdre Kessler, PEI Poet Laureate, author, and Montgomery course instructor at UPEI.
Afternoon of Wednesday, 20 June: L.M. Montgomery and Public Engagement: New Readers, New Ways of Reading, with Kate Scarth, UPEI's Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies and Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture.