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2008 - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables and the Idea of "Classic"

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, and the Idea of “Classic”

The 8th Biennial Conference, L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, and the Idea of “Classic” was held June 25-29, 2008, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables, the conference considered the idea of a classic and why this novel has maintained its popularity for over a century. This conference was an international celebration of imagination and creativity and for a critique of the meaning and power of the (popular) designation "classic." This conference inspired a collection of essays, Anne Around the World: L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic, edited by Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell.