Conveying the Significance of Media

Reflecting upon my work with developing my research purpose and significance statement, I’ve found that while I can effectively communicate my project in a broad sense, I struggle to articulate the coalescence of girlhood, Anne of Green Gables, and adaptation in a precise and effective sentence or two. There is so much to talk about and incorporate…

Cohorts and New Methods

Reading through the introductory blog posts I am astounded by the levels of diversity, creativity, and ingenuity displayed by my fellow Brackenridge scholars. From short films to cancer research, the intersection of humanities, medicine, and STEM is providing true interdisciplinary opportunities and I am thrilled to learn from everyone this summer. Specifically, I hope to…

Introduction: Alison and Anne

In my research, I am analyzing the 1908 Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and its numerous adaptations. Anne of Green Gables is the story of Anne Shirley Cuthbert who is) adopted by a pair of elderly siblings – the coming of age story focuses on gender roles, societal and community integration, and interpersonal relationships between…