CFP: Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict (6/30/05; 6/21/06-6/25/06)

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Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict
Call for Proposals 2006

The L.M. Montgomery Institute is calling for one-page proposals for
papers to be given at the Seventh International L.M. Montgomery
conference (June 21-25, 2006) entitled "Storm and Dissonance: L.M.
Montgomery and Conflict".

We invite submissions concerning any conflict, controversy, debate,
interruption, passionate dialogue, or dialectic revealed in or inspired by
Montgomery's writing, life, or surrounding culture.

We encourage you to think about the many ways that public skirmishes
and private arguments surface in the life writing and enliven the fiction.

Montgomery's fiction and non-fiction offer rich material on such
subjects as war, the roles and practices of women, education,
relationships, church policies and politics, tourism, literary trends, art
and the artist, copyright and publishing issues, struggles for Canadian
identity, psychiatry and mental illness, medical practices, landscaping,
and beauty. How do critics and readers of Montgomery disagree about
interpretations of the journals or about the reading of specific novels,
poems, or letters? Where do characters suggest conflicted or conflicting
readings of culture?

Abstracts must indicate your consideration of relevant scholarship.
Excellent examples of Montgomery scholarship may be found in An
Intimate Montgomery (ed. Irene Gammel, U Toronto P, 2005), Making
Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture (ed. Irene Gammel,
UTP 2002), L.M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture (ed. Irene Gammel
and Elizabeth Epperly, UTP 1999), Windows and Words: A Look at
Canadian Children's Literature in English (ed. Aïda Hudson and
Susan-Ann Cooper, University of Ottawa Press, 2003) and many issues
of CCL: Canadian Children's Literature. Check the on-line archives of
the L.M. Montgomery Institute and the listing of past issues of CCL
( for helpful

Please send a one-page abstract (no more, please) and a short one-
paragraph biographical sketch that highlights relevant details concerning
your work on Montgomery.

Abstracts and short bios are due on 30 June, 2005. You may send the
documents electronically or by mail. Please send a current e-mail address
and notify us if you change it.

Send three copies of the proposal, a short biography, and your address,
telephone number, and e-mail to:

L.M. Montgomery Institute
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Canada C1A 4P3
E-mail: { GOTOBUTTON BM_1_}
FAX: 902-628-4345
Telephone: 902-628-4346


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