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L.M. Montgomery and Re-Vision

Everyone is welcome to view recordings of the opening session of the conference from Wednesday, 22 June, featuring the blessing from Julie Pellisier-Lush and keynote address with Elizabeth Rollins Epperly and Eri Muraoka:


L.M. Montgomery and Re-vision 

The L.M. Montgomery Institute’s Fifteenth Biennial International Conference

University of Prince Edward Island,  22-26 June 2022

 "It is never quite safe to think we have done with life. When we imagine we have finished our story fate has a trick of turning the page and showing us yet another chapter." —L.M. Montgomery, Rainbow Valley (1919)

… at every given moment of writing in her journal she presents a truth as she sees it at that moment, but that truth may include a distortion of what actually happened, and it may be different from how she saw it earlier. —Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston, Introduction, Selected Journals, Volume 3

The 2022 conference will examine research pertaining to L.M. Montgomery’s life, writings, and/or scholarship through the lens of “re-vision.” The theme plays off the “Vision” theme of the cancelled 2020 L.M. Montgomery Institute conference, but it also stands on its own, speaking to the editing of literary works and to reinventions within Montgomery’s own life. “Re-vision” also suggests topics related to translations, new editions, and literary, dramatic, cinematic, musical, and new media adaptations; revisionist scholarship or confronting orthodoxy; and/or on seeing Montgomery’s work and life anew. 


Dr. Alan MacEachern is the current Visiting Scholar with the L.M. Montgomery Institute. He is a professor of History at the University of Western Ontario. He has published extensively in environmental history, the study of the relationship between humans and nature through time. He is the editor of the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press and has co-written/edited textbooks on environmental history methodology and on Canada’s history. He has also written about the role of Green Gables in the history of Prince Edward Island, in Natural Selections: National Parks in Atlantic Canada and (with Edward MacDonald) in The Summer Trade: A History of Tourism on Prince Edward Island (spring 2022). He is also the author of The Miramichi Fire: A History (2020).


Dr. Lesley Clement, the previous Visiting Scholar, co-organized the 14th Biennial conference on 2020, “L.M. Montgomery and Vision,” and when it was cancelled, co-edited the “L.M. Montgomery and Vision Forum Collection.” She has published on visual literacy, empathy, and death in children’s literature. She is currently working on artists’ biographies in children’s nonfiction picturebooks. Her work on Montgomery appears in Studies in Canadian Literature, L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s), and L.M. Montgomery and Gender. She co-edited L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911-1942 (MQUP 2015) and Global Perspectives on Death in Children’s Literature (Routledge 2016). A volume of essays, Children and Childhoods in L.M. Montgomery: Continuing Conversations, co-edited with Rita Bode, Holly Pike, and Margaret Steffler, in forthcoming (MQUP 2022). She is co-editor of the Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies and is co-editing a collection, “L.M. Montgomery and Vision,” with Tara Parmiter, and editing a collection on “L.M. Montgomery and Mental Health.”


                                          CLICK HERE FOR FINAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME                                          (including Call for Papers for the Journal of L. M. Montgomery Studies, p.19)


                                   Abstracts and Biographies of Presenters








L.M. Montgomery and Re-vision is being planned as in-person conference, available remotely for those unable to attend in person. If conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic change, the conference is prepared to move fully online. Given the costs of running the remote components of the conference, registration fees are the same for in-person or remote attendance.  

A number of registration options are available. Registration is open to all. If there are questions about the program or any of the registration options, please don't hesitate to contact us at Please note that the Harmonized Sales Tax (15%) will be added to listed prices. 



FULL REGISTRATION: $350 in-person; $275 virtual

Admission to all conference sessions, keynote presentations and events, lunches, nutrition breaks, and receptions (Thursday to Sunday) as well as 1 ticket to the conference banquet. (Does not include Wednesday workshops.) 


Admission to all conference sessions, keynote presentations and events, lunches, nutrition breaks, and receptions (Thursday to Sunday) as well as 1 ticket to the conference banquet. (Does not include Wednesday workshops.) 

FULL STUDENT REGISTRATION: $160 in-person; $125 virtual

Admission to all conference sessions, keynote presentations and events, lunches, nutrition breaks, and receptions (Thursday to Sunday) as well as 1 ticket to the conference banquet. Proof of student status may be requested. (Does not include Wednesday workshops.) 


Please note that such passes are for in-person attendance only and not available to conference presenters.  

Includes admission to conference activities and presentations for the day/half-day indicated. Full day passes include lunch; half-day passes do not include lunch. Includes nutrition breaks and special events, but not Saturday's banquet. Day passes are available for Thursday, 23 June; Friday, 24 June; and Saturday, 25 June. Half-day passes are available for 23 June (AM/PM); 24 June (AM/PM); 25 June (AM/PM); and 26 June (AM only). 


Ticket to the conference banquet, which includes a delicious meal and enjoyable entertainment. Note: Full conference registrants (regular, early-career scholar, and student) are reminded that if they wish to bring a guest to the banquet, they will need to purchase an extra banquet ticket. 


  • “Revisioning Land as Teacher and Healer: Mi’kmaq Stories and Theories,” organized by Jean Mitchell and Sarah Freeburn and featuring Julie Pellissier-Lush, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Faculty Lounge in SDU Main Building
  • Unfortunately, the planned morning workshop, “Sharing Our L.M. Montgomery Stories,” with Trinna Frever, is cancelled.


The tour will depart UPEI early Sunday afternoon, returning that evening. This year's tour will again be led by The Friends of the L.M. Montgomery Institute's Carolyn Collins! Sites visited include 

  • Anne of Green Gables Museum, Park Corner 
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace, New London 
  • L. M. Montgomery's Cavendish Home, Macneill Homestead 
  • Green Gables Heritage Place, Cavendish 
  • Chez Yvonne for dinner (price of dinner not included) 

The bus tour price includes admission to all sites; it does not include the evening meal. Please note that the bus tour will take place rain or shine and that tickets for the tour are not refundable. (You are free to transfer a ticket to another person if you wish to make such an arrangement.)

Please note that refunds are only available up to 15 days prior to the conference start (7 June) and will be subject to a $25.00 administration fee. If the organizers announce that the conference is moving entirely online, full refunds will be available up to 15 days after that announcement.  

COVID Matters

Travelling to Canada, and back home

Please visit to review details about required vaccinations, proof of vaccinations, and testing for entry to Canada.

You will need to identify reliable sources to learn about the required vaccinations, proof of vaccinations, and testing for entry to any countries en route to and from Canada, and for re-entry to your home country. You are also responsible for confirming your eligibility to travel with your transportation service provider prior to travel, as different airlines may have particular requirements for proof of vaccination or testing.

Learning what tests are accepted by the country to which you are travelling is your responsibility. Please visit for information about testing options available on PEI. See the section, “Testing for People Travelling Off Island.” At time of writing, rapid antigen tests are accepted as appropriate testing for entry to the United States and many other countries, and those are available during certain hours at the Charlottetown airport.

You will notice reference to private options if molecular testing, including PCR and NAAT, is required by a country to which you are travelling. (Such testing is not now offered by the province of PEI). One option commonly used is Switch Health,, which provides, for example, RT-LAMP test kits which involve self-collection in a test observed via telehealth and do not require laboratory assessment, and RT-PCR which involves self-collection in a test observed via telehealth and samples couriered to an off-Island laboratory. You will notice that Switch Health kits can be delivered only to Canadian addresses; if you are purchasing such a kit you are welcome to contact and we could receive the test in your name. However, each traveller must take responsibility for ensuring they are meeting the obligations for safe and efficient travel. Please contact Switch Health directly,, if you have questions that are not answered on their website. Planning ahead is important.

Travelling onto Prince Edward Island

At time of writing, there is no COVID testing or screening at PEI ports of entry. International travellers need attend only to Canadian requirements, and there are no additional requirements for entry into PEI. For more information:

Confreence Masking and Dining

At time of writing, people in Prince Edward Island are, in general, not required to wear masks in indoor public spaces. UPEI has announced that begining on 22 June, 2022, on-campus masking protocols are moving from mandatory to strongly recommended. Conference participants will be strongly encouraged to mask when indoors other than while actively eating or drinking, or giving a conference presentation.

Following protocols approved by the Chief Public Health Office, meal service on campus has returned to buffet style.

16 June, 2022

                                                         Campus Map

Parking at UPEI:

You can freely park, no pass needed, in ungated lots in summer--even though the sign will say "permit holders only". The closest ungated lot to the conference “home base” of McDougall Hall is "B". Parking lot B appears straight ahead (though you need to take a left and a right to get to it) when entering campus off Belvedere Avenue. If you enter campus off University Avenue you will be near McDougall Hall and metered parking (which is monitored during summer), but you can follow the ring road around campus toward Lot B.


Prince Edward Island is filled with wonderful options for accommodations, in many styles and across price ranges.  Visit this provincial government site for details: 

A limited supply of on-campus accommodations is available to conference participants, with rooms in two of UPEI's residence buildings. Please see below for room descriptions and booking instructions. 


This apartment style residence is comprised of sixty-five two bedroom apartments. Each bedroom has two single beds allowing for a total for four guests to stay in each apartment. As well as two bedrooms, the apartment contains a private living room, kitchen, and bathroom. The kitchen comes equipped with a fridge, stove, toaster, kettle, pot and pan, and a four-place setting. Linens and towels are provided and may be exchanged daily at our linen exchange located at the front desk in Andrew Hall. 

Nightly Rate:   $108.00 (+ applicable taxes) 


The university's newest residence contains 81 rooms with 158 double beds. Rooms are in single, double, and triple suite configurations and all have private bedrooms. For example, a double suite has two private bedrooms with a double bed in each. All suites have a seating area, private bathroom, telephone, TV, mini fridge and microwave. 

Nightly Rates: 
Single Suite $108.00 (+ applicable taxes) 
Double Suite $108.00 (+ applicable taxes) 

UPEI room reservations can be made by doing one of the following: 
Telephoning 902-566-0442 or 902-566-0952 

 The following information is required in order to make a booking: 

  1. name
  2. address 
  3. telephone number 
  4. dates you wish to stay 
  5. type of room 
  6. valid Visa, Mastercard, or American Express to hold the booking