Anne with a me: adapting to new adaptations of Anne as she adapts to us

Carniel, Jessica ORCID: (2021) Anne with a me: adapting to new adaptations of Anne as she adapts to us. In: Reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables: kindred spirits. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 171-188. ISBN 1527567494


Although considered ‘timeless’ and ‘classic’ by many, Anne Shirley has lived many lifetimes in many generations. In this chapter, I reflect critically upon my relationship with Anne of Green Gables over time as a scholar of multiculturalism, gender, popular culture, and fandom. The books provide an important critical context, but my reflection and analysis centres predominantly on the two most well-known television adaptations of the book series: the sequence of four mini-series by Sullivan Entertainment (1985-2008) and the recent series co-production by CBC Television and Netflix, Anne with an E (2017-2019). Wading through my thick nostalgia for the first two Sullivan mini-series and confronting my bias against Anne with an E, I come to realise that just as each actress can make a character her own, so too can each generation of fans. While Anne’s continued popularity across the generations may be consistent, her meaning and interpretation are situated by time and place.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Heritage and Culture (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 01:46
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 01:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anne of Green Gables, literature, adaptation, popular culture, nostalgia
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470599 Literary studies not elsewhere classified
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470214 Screen and media culture
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130199 Arts not elsewhere classified

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