L.M. Montgomery Institute
Elizabeth R. Epperly Award for Outstanding Early Career Paper
Deadline: 1 September 2020
For the last 27 years, the L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI) has encouraged researchers from
around the world to share their work at its biennial conferences. These conferences have also
become a welcoming place for new scholars from across disciplines. In 2018, to celebrate its
twenty-fifth anniversary and to recognize the outstanding work of these voices, the LMMI
created an award for outstanding paper by a student or an early career scholar (within three years
of terminal degree completion).
For this award, interested presenters (early career researchers whose abstracts had been accepted
for presentation at the 2020 conference) should nominate their work by submitting their papers
and a CV by 1 September. A panel of four judges, appointed by the LMMI Management
Committee, will review the submissions in order to determine the paper that best demonstrates
both thoughtful engagement with past Montgomery scholarship and an original, compelling
argument. Please note: given the cancellation of the face-to-face 2020 conference, for this year’s
award the committee asks would-be presenters to submit papers that they have prepared for
journal publication, rather than for presentation at the conference.
The winner will be recognized on the Vision Virtual Conference Space (on the Journal of L.M.
Montgomery website) and will receive a certificate, expedited peer review of her/his paper for
possible publication in the Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies, and complimentary full
registration at the 2022 biennial conference. The winner’s name will also be engraved on a
plaque to be placed in the LMMI space in Robertson Library.
If you would like to nominate your
work for this award, please submit
your paper and CV to Lesley Clement
(email@example.com; subject head
Early Career Paper), conference co-chair,
by 1 September 2020.
Photo of 2018 Recipient, Bonnie Tulloch, with Elizabeth Epperly and the Honourable
Antoinette Perry Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island provided by Anne