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Dr. Cory Thorne

Dr. Cory Thorne
Education Building, Rm 4047
Department of Folklore
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X8
Phone: 709-864-6211

Dr. Cory W. Thorne is a specialist on theory (folklore, critical, and queer theory), popular culture, material culture, music, migration, and Newfoundland. His dissertation, Come From Away: Community, Region, and Tradition in Newfoundland Expatriate Identity, is an ethnographic study of Newfoundlanders living in Ontario and Virginia. Using critical regionalist theory, he examines the relationship between land development patterns (such as in suburbs) and folklore (as performed in the Newfoundland diaspora), in the quest to create more culturally, economically, and ecologically sustainable communities. Dr. Thorne is currently working on his first book, an oral history of the Newfoundland military bride community in Virginia.