The MaudCast: The Podcast of the L.M. Montgomery Institute

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, we broadcast from the beautiful campus of the University of Prince Edward Island.

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 yourlmmontgomerystory.com, which was featured in June 2020 on CBC. As always, you can check out links to this great project in the show notes

 

Show Notes

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, we broadcast from the beautiful campus of the University of Prince Edward Island. 

 

The MaudCast Team

Host and Founding Producer: Brenton Dickieson

Founding Co-Producer: Kate Scarth

Technical Director: Kristy McKinney

Visual Design: Heidi Haering

Web Coordinator: Melanie J. Fishbane

 

Find the MaudCast on Twitter and Instagram @LMMIMaudCast

L.M. Montgomery Institute website: https://www.lmmontgomery.ca/

L.M. Montgomery Institute twitter: @LMMI_PEI

Kindred Spaces Research Collection Online: https://kindredspaces.ca/

The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies: https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/

Trinna S. Frever, “Seeing Female Readers, Reading Female Readers, Making Meta-Readers: Montgomery as Depictor and Creator of Scholars” (Video): https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/reading/frever

Dr. Scarth’s paper, “From Anne of Green Gables to Anne of the Suburbs: Lucy Maud Montgomery Reimagines Home in Anne of the Island”: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09699082.2017.1403068

Montgomery’s PEI Map: https://lmmontgomery.ca/map

L.M. Montgomery and Vision Virtua Conference Space: https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/vision_cfp

Your L.M. Montgomery Story: https://yourlmmstory.com/

Kate Scarth twitter: @katescarth

Brenton Dickieson twitter: @BrentonDana

Brenton Dickieson website: www.aPilgrimInNarnia.com 

Susato’s “Selection from The Danserye: III. Les Quatre Branle” performed by the UPEI Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Karem J Simon, available for purchase here: https://upeiwindsymphony.bandcamp.com/album/the-danserye

 

Special thanks to the Robertson Library at UPEI and all of our community partners.

The MaudCast is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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.

 

Show Notes

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, we broadcast from the beautiful campus of the University of Prince Edward Island. 

 

The MaudCast Team

Host and Founding Producer: Brenton Dickieson

Founding Co-Producer: Kate Scarth

Technical Director: Kristy McKinney

Visual Design: Heidi Haering

Web Coordinator: Melanie J. Fishbane

 

Find the MaudCast on Twitter and Instagram @LMMIMaudCast

L.M. Montgomery Institute website: https://www.lmmontgomery.ca/

L.M. Montgomery Institute twitter: @LMMI_PEI

Kindred Spaces Research Collection Online: https://kindredspaces.ca/

The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies: https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/

L.M. Montgomery and Vision Virtua Conference Space: https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/vision_cfp

Laura Leden’s instagram: @laurairenel

The L.M. Montgomery Nordic Instagram: @lmmontgomerynordicLaura Leden’s website: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/laura-leden

Laura’s Blog Post, “The Nordic Vision of L.M. Montgomery in Book Covers on Instagram”: 

Brenton Dickieson twitter: @BrentonDana

Brenton Dickieson website: www.aPilgrimInNarnia.com 

Susato’s “Selection from The Danserye: III. Les Quatre Branle” performed by the UPEI Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Karem J Simon, available for purchase here: https://upeiwindsymphony.bandcamp.com/album/the-danserye

Closing Quotation: “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think” (Anne of Green Gables, ch. 19) 

Special thanks to the Robertson Library at UPEI and all of our community partners.

The MaudCast is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Dr. 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).

 

Show Notes

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, we broadcast from the beautiful campus of the University of Prince Edward Island. 

 

The MaudCast Team

Host and Founding Producer: Brenton Dickieson

Founding Co-Producer: Kate Scarth

Technical Director: Kristy McKinney

Visual Design: Heidi Haering

Web Coordinator: Melanie J. Fishbane

 

Find the MaudCast on Twitter and Instagram @LMMIMaudCast

L.M. Montgomery Institute website: https://www.lmmontgomery.ca/

L.M. Montgomery Institute twitter: @LMMI_PEI

Kindred Spaces Research Collection Online: https://kindredspaces.ca/

The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies: https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/

L.M. Montgomery and Vision Virtua Conference Space: https://journaloflmmontgomerystudies.ca/vision-forum

Brenton Dickieson twitter: @BrentonDana

Brenton Dickieson website: www.aPilgrimInNarnia.com 

Susato’s “Selection from The Danserye: III. Les Quatre Branle” performed by the UPEI Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Karem J Simon, available for purchase here: https://upeiwindsymphony.bandcamp.com/album/the-danserye

Lesley’s Latest Publications:

  • Global Perspectives on Death in Children's Literature, co-edited with Leyli Jamali
  • L.M. Montgomery's Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911-1942, co-edited with Rita Bode

 

Special thanks to the Robertson Library at UPEI and all of our community partners.

The MaudCast is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Transcript

In 1922, not long after she finished writing one of her most personal and profound novels, Emily of New Moon, Lucy Maud Montgomery made a diary entry about a fantastic new technology: the radio. Montgomery talked about this wonderful invention that allows you to hear broadcasts of sermons and speeches and concerts from the great cities of North America. Though fascinated, Maud was also a bit resistant, worried that this would be another device that would fill up her very precious time in unmeaningful ways.

When Maud finally heard a broadcast a few months later, she was still unsettled by the idea of the radio. The experience of it, though, was “marvellous.” Maud predicted accurately that the radio would “revolutionize the world in another generation.” Though Maud longed for the old days in unhurried Prince Edward Island—the stage for many of her beloved characters—she imagines a not-too-distant future when letters will be obsolete, and the radio will be how the world bridges the distance between one another.

If we can use our imaginations and extend her image of “radio” to digital spaces, Maud was able to predict a bit of our generation in a way that very few have. Since that time nearly a century ago, L.M. Montgomery’s stories have filled the world with wonder and joy, and we thought it was time to share scholarship and imaginative discovery of Maud’s life and writings in our newest form of the radio.

The MaudCast is the podcast of the L.M. Montgomery Institute, here on the beautiful campus of the University of Prince Edward Island. For more than a quarter of a century, the L.M. Montgomery Institute has promoted research and celebration of the life, works, culture, and influence of our favourite Prince Edward Island-born, Canadian writer. I am your MaudCast host, Dr. Brenton Dickieson, and I hope you can join us here in the future Maud glimpsed, as we discuss the works of Lucy Maud Montgomery with leading scholars, local researchers, and readers from around the world.

 

Show Notes

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, we broadcast from the beautiful campus of the University of Prince Edward Island.

The MaudCast Team

Host and Founding Producer: Brenton Dickieson

Founding Co-Producer: Kate Scarth

Technical Director: Kristy McKinney

Audio Engineering: Nicolas Dickieson

Visual Design: Heidi Haering

Web Coordinator: Melanie J. Fishbane

 

Find the MaudCast on Twitter and Instagram @LMMIMaudCast

L.M. Montgomery Institute website: https://www.lmmontgomery.ca/

L.M. Montgomery Institute twitter: @LMMI_PEI

Brenton Dickieson twitter: @BrentonDana

Brenton Dickieson website: www.aPilgrimInNarnia.com 

Susato’s “Selection from The Danserye: III. Les Quatre Branle” performed by the UPEI Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Karem J Simon, available for purchase here: https://upeiwindsymphony.bandcamp.com/album/the-danserye

 

Special thanks to the Robertson Library at UPEI and all of our community partners.

The MaudCast is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.