L. M. Montgomery featured
Historica Canada launched a new Heritage Minute to coincide with 2018 International Women’s Day on March 8.
The new Heritage Minute features PEI literary icon L. M. Montgomery and was created in consultation with UPEI past-president Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Epperly and Montgomery scholars Dr. Mary Rubio and Dr. Laura Robinson.
Dr. Epperly is an internationally respected expert in the area of L.M. Montgomery scholarship. Her first book, The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L. M. Montgomery’s Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance, was ground-breaking in positioning Montgomery as an author of significance in the Canadian and international spheres. Her second major work, Through Lover’s Lane: L.M. Montgomery’s Photography and Visual Imagination was pivotal in expanding the scholarly landscape of Montgomery studies.
Dr. Epperly was instrumental in advancing and institutionalizing Montgomery scholarship at UPEI by creating, with her UPEI colleagues, the L. M. Montgomery Institute.