In this episode, host Brenton Dickieson sits down with the legendary Professor Rita Bode, a scholar of women writers, including L.M. Montgomery and American Women’s Regionalist Fiction (the title of a recent collection of essays that Brenton in this episode calls “the Gothic book”). Rita has co-edited two recent critical volumes in Montgomery studies, and the discussion ranges across the great content of those works and Rita’s observations. And of course, Rita and Brenton talk books, sharing their experiences of some of the books we love to love--and some we struggle to love.
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
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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
“‘Well now, I guess it wasn’t a boy that took the Avery scholarship, was it? It was a girl - my girl - my girl that I’m proud of.’” (Anne of Green Gables, Ch. 36, p. 346 [Tundra edition])
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