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Elizabeth Rollins Epperly

I investigate patterns of ideas and images in the works of writers, especially Anthony Trollope and Lucy Maud Montgomery.


Ph.D., English Literature, Birkbeck College, University of London (1978).

M.A., Dalhousie University (1974).

B.A., University of Prince Edward Island (1973).

Professor Emerita
Research Interests: 
  • written images and photographs
  • colours and shapes in images
  • metaphor (and the possible neural basis for metaphor)
  • synaesthesia

·         Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery (Penguin, 2008; translated into Korean, 2009).

·         Through Lover’s Lane: L.M. Montgomery’s Photography and Visual Imagination (U of Toronto P, 2007).

·         Co-edited with Irene Gammel L.M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture (U of Toronto P, 1999).

·         The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L.M. Montgomery’s Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance (U of Toronto P, 1992).

·         Co-edited with Houston Stewart and Beth Percival The More We Get Together: Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women 1990 Conference Proceedings (Charlottetown, PEI: Gynergy P, 1992).

·         Co-edited with F.W.P. Bolger My Dear Mr. M.: Selected Letters from L.M. Montgomery to G.B. MacMillan (Oxford, 1992; McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1980; translated into Japanese in 1980).

·         Patterns of Repetition in Trollope (Catholic U of America P, 1989).

·         Anthony Trollope’s Notes on the Old Drama (ELS Monograph Series, U of Victoria P, 1988).

·         Edited with L. Brehaut, G. King, L. Oughton, J.L. Turner Island Women: Our Prose and Poetry (Charlottetown, PEI: Ragweed P, 1982).

Full CV available by request