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Three Questions for LMMI’s New Chair, Philip Smith with Melanie J. Fishbane

The L.M. Montgomery Institute has a new Chair, Dr. Philip Smith, Professor of Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island. I asked him a few questions about what he hopes to achieve and what connects him to Montgomery and her work.  What becomes clear is a person who adores the popular Charlottetown productions and has great plans for the LMMI.

Welcome, Philip!

Featured Archive: L.M. Montgomery’s The Watchman

L.M. Montgomery’s The Watchman

Each month the LMMI will feature a special item from the our Archive. This month not only features a very exciting item, a rare edition of L.M. Montgomery’s The Watchman and Other Poems, but also we have a special guest post by Robertson Library’s University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island, Simon Lloyd.

The Bend in the Road: An Invitation to the World and Work of L.M. Montgomery (2000)

Creative Team: Dr. Elizabeth Epperly, Dr. Anne-Louise Brookes, Deirdre Kessler with Louise Polland (principal writer).
Published by L.M. Montgomery Institute. (From UTP catalogue).

The Bend in the Road is a multimedia CD-ROM presentation that invites viewers to discover some of the riches in the life, work, and influence of Canadian hero and internationally acclaimed writer, Lucy Maud Montgomery.

The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on The First World War (2014)

The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on The First World War.

This fascinating exhibition by Dr. Laura Robinson, Visiting Scholar of the LMMI, and of Royal Military College, ON was hosted at the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown during the L.M. Montgomery and War conference, June 2014.  

This Anne Place

“This Anne Place” (From the Confederation Centre Website) A 50th anniversary exhibition that celebrates the generative genius of L.M. Montgomery, her novel Anne of Green Gables, and the golden 50th season of the Confederation Centre’s beloved Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™.

Picturing a Canadian Life: L.M. Montgomery’s Personal Scrapbooks and Book Covers

Picturing a Canadian Life: L.M. Montgomery’s Personal Scrapbooks and Book Covers

(From the website) This exhibition invites you to explore L.M. Montgomery's life (1874-1942) and visual imagination through a sample of her personal scrapbook pages and book covers, found in five Canadian archival and museum collections. For the first time, viewers may see in one place a sample of the images Montgomery collected, created, and inspired, including souvenirs, photographs, and cover art.

"Una of the Garden," written by L.M. Montgomery

Una of the Garden, written by L.M. Montgomery

Ed. Donna J. Campbell and Simon Lloyd.
L.M. Hall Printing Ltd., Lindsay: Ontario, 2010.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of L.M. Montgomery’s third novel, Kilmeny of the Orchard, the LMMI released a facsimile edition of "Una of the Garden", the story that eventually inspired the novel.

Anne Around the World: L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic. Ed. Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell

Anne Around the World: L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic.  Ed. Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell

Ed. Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

(From Mc-Queens University Press Catalogue)

What makes Anne of Green Gables an international, time-honoured classic? International audiences have described reading L.M. Montgomery's most celebrated novel as an experience in enchantment. Balancing criticism and celebration, Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell bring together essays that consider the sources of the wonder that Montgomery's work inspires.

Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict. Ed. Jean Mitchell

Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict.  Ed. Jean Mitchell

Ed. Jean Mitchell. Newcastle, U.K.0
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
From Cambridge Scholars Publishing Catalogue


This collection of essays explores the darker side of L.M. Montgomery’s fiction and life writing.

L.M. Montgomery’s Interior and Exterior Landscapes. Ed. Rosemary Ross Johnston.

L.M. Montgomery’s Interior and Exterior Landscapes. Ed. Rosemary Ross Johnston.
  • Ed. Rosemary Ross Johnston.
  • Special issue (vol.5) of CREArTA (Centre for Research and Education in the Arts, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) and the LMMI, 2005.

A collaboration between the LMMI and the Centre for Research and Education in the Arts, this collection of essays was inspired by the presentations given at the 6th Biennial International Conference in 2004.

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