In this episode, host Brenton Dickieson sits down with the legendary Mary Beth Cavert--an independent scholar who specializes in the personal, historical, and literary context of Montgomery’s kinship ties. Beyond various published essays, Beth publishes, edits, and writes The Shining Scroll, the journal of the L.M. Montgomery Literary Society. Brenton and Beth discuss L.M. Montgomery’s lifelong correspondence with George B. MacMillan, a Scottish writer. Brenton and Beth also talk about book collecting and book dedications--both fruitful activities for the reader of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s works.
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
Researcher: MacKenzie Cutcliffe
Researcher: Alyssa Gillespie
Researcher: Darriel Rolle
Visual Design: Heidi Haering
Web Coordinator: Melanie J. Fishbane
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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
“I had a certain knack for choosing friends which I took as a matter of course but can now see to have been a very vital endowment” (L.M. Montgomery, 1933; originally discovered in the Kindred Spirits Magazine, ed. George Campbell; reprinted in Ben Lefebvre, The L.M Montgomery Reader, Vol. 1, A Life in Print,” 2013, 294).
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.