Benjamin Lefebvre

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

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My research and teaching expertise sits at the intersection of Canadian literary culture and print, screen, and material texts for young people, with an emphasis on gender and genre, adaptation, scholarly editing, the archive, academic writing, and digital humanities. I received a Ph.D. in English from McMaster University in 2006 and a graduate certificate in publishing from Ryerson University in 2015.

I'm also series editor of the Early Canadian Literature Series (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) 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. 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