L.M. Montgomery and Canadian mass-market magazines

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Title: L.M. Montgomery and Canadian mass-market magazines
Authors: Galletly, Sarah
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11009
Date: 1-Jan-2015
Online since: 2019-08-20T12:17:37Z
Abstract: Despite L.M. Montgomery's voluminous presence in the North American periodical marketplace throughout her literary career, critical studies of Montgomery largely remain focused on her novels and journals. This article examines Montgomery's short fiction and feature submissions to the Canadian mass-market magazines Chatelaine and the Canadian Home Journal. It analyses the editorial commentary, page layout, and illustrations which appeared alongside the text of the stories themselves, in order to examine the way in which Montgomery's work was framed and presented on the pages of periodicals. Through a close analysis of a few of Montgomery's non-fiction contributions to Chatelaine, it also explores the ways in which she shaped and controlled her public status as a 'celebrity' author late in her career. This article thus aims to build towards a wider understanding of Montgomery's literary outputs and her successful navigation of the Canadian literary marketplace.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Journal: British Journal of Canadian Studies
Volume: 28
Issue: 2
Start page: 145
End page: 165
Keywords: PeriodicalsPrint CultureCanadian LiteratureLiterary CelebrityL.M. Montgomery
DOI: 10.3828/bjcs.2015.10
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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