The Newfoundland and Labrador research cluster is composed of a productive group of scholars engaged in scholarship crossing many borders. Poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction from across this vast province are at the heart of this cluster, but work extends beyond literary disciplinary boundaries, too. Interdisciplinary work is central in a province which is bursting with the work of an extraordinary number of contemporary artists. Following the lead of the University's Strategic Research plan, the well-being of Newfoundland and Labrador is central in this work. Within the strategic research themes of Aboriginal Peoples, Arctic and Northern Regions and Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage, the Newfoundland and Labrador cluster thrives. Work on poets, novelists, dramatists, citizens, organizations, and movements indicate the range and breadth of the departmental researchers in this cluster.
Complementing the broad research base is a wide-ranging undergraduate curriculum. At the graduate level, our offerings are considerable. Recent seminars taught by the cluster members have included Contemporary Newfoundland Fiction, Newfoundland and Labrador: Literature and Identity, and Imaging Islands. Seminars in drama, poetry, and humour are forthcoming. The University's holdings of Newfoundland and Labrador literature and related topics are probably the best in Canada, with the library's Centre for Newfoundland Studies being crucial to the work of researchers in this productive cluster
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