L.M. Montgomery’s writings are replete with enchanting yet subtle and fluid depictions of nature that convey her intense appreciation for the natural world. At a time of ecological crises, intensifying environmental anxiety, and burgeoning eco-critical perspectives, L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s) repositions the Canadian author’s relationship to nature in terms of current environmental criticism across several disciplines, introducing a fresh approach to her life and work. Drawing on a wide range of Montgomery’s novels as well as her journals, this collection suggests that socio-ecological relationships encompass ideas of reciprocity, affiliation, autonomy, and the capacity for transformation in both the human and more-than-human worlds, and that these ideas are integral to Montgomery’s vision and her literary legacy. Framed by the twin themes of materiality and interrelationships, essays by scholars of literature, law, animal studies, anthropology, and ecology examine place, embodiment, and differ- ence in Montgomery’s works and embrace the multiplicities embedded in the concept of nature. Through innovative critical approaches, L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s) opens up conversations about humans’ interactions with nature and the material environment. Rita Bode is professor of English literature at Trent University and co-editor of L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys. Jean Mitchell is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island and co-editor of Anne around the World. From the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, in the midst of the Cold War and second-wave feminism, the rcmp security service – prompted by fears of left-wing and communist subversion – monitored and infiltrated the women’s liberation movement in Canada and Quebec. Just Watch Us investigates why and how this movement was targeted, weighing carefully the presumed threat its left-wing ties presented to the Canadian government against the defiant challenge its campaign for gender equality posed to Canadian society. Based on a close reading of thousands of pages of rcmp documents declas- sified under Canada’s Access to Information Act and the corresponding Pri- vacy Act, Just Watch Us demonstrates that the security service’s longstanding anti-Communist focus distorted its threat assessment of feminist organizing. Combining gender analysis and critical approaches to state surveillance, Christabelle Sethna and Steve Hewitt consider the machinations of the rcmp, including its bureaucratic evolution, intelligence-gathering operations, and impact, as well as the evolution of the women’s liberation movement from its broad transnational influences to its elusive quest for unity among women across lines of ideology and identity. Significantly, the authors also grapple with the historiographical, methodological, and ethical difficulties of working with declassified security documents and sensitive information. A sharp-eyed inquiry into spy policies and tactics in Cold War Canada, Just Watch Us speaks to the serious political implications of state surveillance for social justice activism in liberal democracies. Christabelle Sethna is professor in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. Steve Hewitt is senior lecturer in the Department of History and the American and Canadian Studies Research Centre at the University of Birmingham. 1 8 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2018 978-0-7735-5275-3 $29.95A CDN, $29.95A US, £24.99 paper 978-0-7735-5274-6 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £91.00 cloth 6 x 9 304pp 4 photos eBook available L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S • E N V I R O N M E N TA L S T U D I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S April 2018 978-0-7735-5282-1 $34.95T CDN, $34.95A US, £28.99 cloth 6 x 9 304pp 2 tables, 17 illustrations eBook available C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y • W O M E N ’ S S T U D I E S Just Watch Us RCMP Surveillance of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Cold War Canada christabelle sethna and steve hewitt A remarkable investigation of state spying on women’s liberation during the Cold War. L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s) edited by rita bode and jean mitchell A critical study of L.M. Montgomery’s relationship to the material world and the revealing intercon- nections between nature and culture.