March 3, 2021

MaudCast S01E09 Jenny Litster and L.M. Montgomery’s Cultural Contexts

In this episode of the MaudCast we chat with Jenny Litster, a cultural historian and specialist on L.M. Montgomery and her Scottish and Prince Edward Island roots.

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

Researcher: Alyssa Gillespie

Researcher: Darriel Rolle

Researcher: MacKenzie Cutcliffe


Find the MaudCast on Twitter and Instagram @LMMIMaudCast

L.M. Montgomery Institute website:

L.M. Montgomery Institute twitter: @LMMI_PEI

Kindred Spaces Research Collection Online:

The Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies:

Brenton Dickieson twitter: @BrentonDana

Brenton Dickieson website: 


Jenny Litster’s Social Media Links: 

Instagram: @floramcflimsey

Twitter: @jennylitster


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:


Closing quotation:

“There can’t be any doubt that the exhortation to love our neighbour as ourselves is a proper and edifying one: but it is a hard thing to do when one has a neighbour like Susanna Johnson.” (“The After-Thanksgiving Story”)


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.

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