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MaudCast: The LMMI Podcast

The MaudCast is the podcast of the L.M. Montgomery Institute. In the MaudCast’s quest to discover cutting edge scholarship about the life and works of Lucy Maud Montgomery, we welcome to the microphone leading academics, emerging scholars, local researchers, and imaginative readers and writers from around the world. Hosted by Dr. Brenton Dickieson, with technical direction from Kristy McKinney, we broadcast from the beautiful campus of the University of Prince Edward Island.

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MaudCast S01E01 Lesley Clement

Dr. Lesley Clement is the L.M. Montgomery Institute’s Visiting Scholar. Lesley has held teaching and administrative positions at various Canadian universities. She has published on visual literacy, empathy, and death in children’s literature. Her work on Montgomery appears in Studies in Canadian Literature and L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s). Recent projects include co-editing, with Rita Bode, L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911-1942 (2015) and, with Leyli Jamali, Global Perspectives on Death in Children’s Literature (2016).

MaudCast S01E02 Laura Leden

Laura Leden is a PhD candidate in translation studies at the University of Helsinki, working on the final stages of her thesis on adaptation in translations of girls’ fiction from English into Swedish and Finnish, including translations of Montgomery’s Emily trilogy. Alongside her PhD project, she has written several journal articles and book chapters on the translations of Montgomery’s books and been a regular speaker at the L.M. Montgomery conferences for the last ten years.

MaudCast S01E03 Kate Scarth

Dr. Kate Scarth is the Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies at UPEI, where she works closely with the L.M. Montgomery Institute, and is also an Assistant Professor of Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture. She is particularly interested in the relationship between story and place and works on writers from Jane Austen to Montgomery. Her current projects include, which was featured in June 2020 on CBC. As always, you can check out links to this great project in the show notes.