Benjamin Lefebvre

Writer and Editor in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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I received a Ph.D. in English from McMaster University in 2006 and a graduate certificate in publishing from Ryerson University in 2015. After a twenty-year career in the university sector, I'm now looking for new employment opportunities in the areas of book history, data management, publishing, communications, and cultural heritage.

I am editor of two book series—the Early Canadian Literature series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and The L.M. Montgomery Library (University of Toronto Press)—that return to print long-lost texts and make them accessible to twenty-first-century readers.

My earlier books include 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. This project won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature by the Association of American Publishers.

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