April 29, 2021

MaudCast S01E11 Mary Beth Cavert and L.M. Montgomery’s Life and Letters

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.


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

Researcher: MacKenzie Cutcliffe

Researcher: Alyssa Gillespie

Researcher: Darriel Rolle

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/

Brenton Dickieson Twitter: @BrentonDana

Brenton Dickieson website: www.aPilgrimInNarnia.com 


Guest Social Media Links: 

Twitter https://twitter.com/LMMontgomeryLS

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LMMontgomeryLS

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lmmontgomerylitsociety/

Website: https://lmmontgomeryliterarysociety.weebly.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:

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.

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