Reflections on Our Relationships with Anne of Green Gables: Kindred Spirits

Reflections on Our Relationships with Anne of Green Gables: Kindred Spirits

This collection of essays brings together passionate readers and literary critics from Canada, the US, Japan, and Australia. The essays ruminate on readers’ individual and collective relationships to one of the most iconic characters of Western literature: Anne of Green Gables. This relationship is imagined and interrogated through a range of critical and creative lenses, including studies of fan culture, translation, adaptation and imagination. The collection is unique in inviting responses that draw deeply on personal connections to Anne, and the ways that readers’ relationships to her have shifted over time. The book will appeal most particularly to readers seeking essays and other works that bridge the divide between a critical and a more personal response to ‘our Anne girl’.


Nike Sulway is a novelist, short story writer, and researcher. Her research interests include creative practice—particularly in terms of creative writing—fairy tales and folklore, gothic fiction, queer writing, and women’s writing. She has co-edited a special issue of the scholarly journal TEXT on Australasian fairy tale and a collection of essays on speculative biography, Forgotten Lives: Recovering Lost Histories through Fact and Fiction. She is the author of a chapter on Australian fairy tales and contemporary fairy tale fiction in The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature.

Jessica Carniel is Senior Lecturer in Humanities and a Researcher in the Centre for Heritage and Culture at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Located within the field of cultural studies, her research interests encompass multiculturalism, gender, and cultural representations in Australian and global society. She has published widely on gender and ethnic identities in popular culture in multicultural Australia, including literature, film, television, and sport. She is the author of Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in Multicultural Australia (2018) and the co-editor of Eurovision and Australia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under (with Chris Hay, 2019).

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Dallas John Baker

Lisa Bennett

Anne Betz

Kylie Cardell

Jessica Carniel

Christina Collins

Jessica Friedmann

Sabina Mark

Emily Mohabir

Meghna Mudaliar

Monique Mulligan

Emily Newman

Kazuko Sakuma

Julie Sellers

Rebecca Sheridan

Nike Sulway

Hiroe Suzuki

Megan Mooney Taylor

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ISBN: 1-5275-6749-4

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-6749-8

Release Date: 1st June 2021

Pages: 195

Price: £58.99