Benjamin Lefebvre

Writer, Editor, and Instructor in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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I have over fifteen years of experience as a copy editor, journal administrator, typesetter, proofreader, indexer, university instructor, academic researcher, project and website manager, manuscript evaluator, and editor of new editions of older texts. I received a Ph.D. in English from McMaster University in 2006 (specializing in Canadian literature and children's literature) and a graduate certificate in publishing from Ryerson University in 2015. I live and work in Kitchener, Ontario.

I'm series editor of the Early Canadian Literature Series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press), copy editor of the academic journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, and director of L.M. Montgomery Online.

My most recent books are The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print (University of Toronto Press, 2013) and Volume 2: A Critical Heritage (2014), and Volume 3: A Legacy in Review (2015), three critical anthologies of rediscovered materials that resituate Montgomery’s critical legacy throughout her lifetime and in the decades after her death.

I've also published a number of journal articles, book chapters, paratexts, and essays on a range of North American print and screen texts, and my book reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, and elsewhere.

  • Education
    • McMaster University