Kindred spirits: reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables

Carniel, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7462-0972 and Sulway, Nike ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4133-1303 (2021) Kindred spirits: reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables. In: Reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables: kindred spirits. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 1-6. ISBN 1-5275-6749-4


Abstract

Appearing across a vast and diverse array of media, from a lost silent film to contemporary Japanese animations and fan fictions, L.M. Montgomery’s character Anne Shirley—Anne of Green Gables—is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding kindred spirits within each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908. Although in her origins she is a literary character, our memories of and associations with Anne are also mixed intertextually with film, television, theatre, and even tourism. Although she is a Canadian icon with a strong sense of nation and place embedded in her character and story, she is not bound by geography. Anne Shirley is in many ways an idea, and an ideal, that appeals across time and space, a kindred spirit we carry with us from childhood to adulthood.


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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 01:52
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 04:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anne of Green Gables, literature, adaptation, popular culture, nostalgia
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200508 Other Literatures in English
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470214 Screen and media culture
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470299 Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470523 North American literature
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42633

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