The LMMI is please to announce our new Visiting Scholar, Emily Woster. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She completed her Ph.D. in English Studies at Illinois State University with a dissertation on Montgomery's "autobibliography." Emily's research explores the relationship between L.M. Montgomery's reading and autobiographical practices, women's life writing, and intertextuality. She is Managing Editor of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, has presented at past LMMI conferences as well as at conferences for the International Auto/Biography, and Children’s Literature Associations.
When asked what she hoped to accomplish during her tenure, she said: "The LMMI and its work are incredibly important to me both personally and professionally, so I would like the 2018 conference, and the Institute's anniversary, to serve as a reflection and meditation on the ways we've all read L.M. Montgomery in the past and how we hope to read her in the future. As Visiting Scholar, I would like to complete and share some of my own works in progress about Montgomery's reading and help plan a conference that continues the important conversations already begun by the LMMI.”