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About the Conference

On the 20th to 23rd of August, 2009, Uppsala University hosts a major conference to acknowledge the readers of the works of the Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942).

For a century Montgomery’s world famous novel Anne of Green Gables has continued to attract readers from all over the world. The conference is a tribute to all the readers of Montgomery who have made one hundred years of readership possible.

The main theme of the conference is Reading Response. Together with many distinguished scholars from all over the world we will explore reading experiences of Anne of Green Gables and other works by L. M. Montgomery. Scholars from more than ten different countries will attend, which shows the range of the interest of Montgomery’s fiction.

During the conference we will present

  • panels with some of the world’s most distinguished scholars on the works of L. M. Montgomery
  • a special day open to the public (Sunday the 23rd) including lectures by Swedish and Canadian speakers as well as an interview session with Kate Macdonald, a representative of the Heirs of Montgomery, who is visiting Sweden for the first time (first half of the day will be held in English, the second half in Swedish)

  • a Montgomery book fair and a book signing session with Prof. Emerita Mary Henley Rubio, Prof. Emerita Elizabeth Waterston, Prof. Emerita Elizabeth Rollins Epperly and Dr. Irene Gammel

  • a guided tour of some of Uppsala’s most interesting historic sites (primarily for international delegates)

The conference language is English, with the exception of the programme on Sunday afternoon, which will be held in Swedish.

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