word Newfie is today associated with stupid Newfie jokes,
stupid Newfie so-called souvenirs, and the stereotype image
of a beer-swizzling, semi-illiterate dolt who lives on government handouts
and spends as little time working as he can. I know the image is false.
You know it too. But the vast majority of other Canadians do not. Say
the word Newfie Upalong and all too often thats what they see."
"Everybody thought that their region or their nation had something absolutely distinct that nobody else had . And of course as folklore emerged more and more as a kind of comparative science they realized that, in fact, there was very little that was truly distinctive of any particular region or nation."
"One concern is that theres this wonderful archive that colleagues in folklore and students in folklore have developed for many decades. As most archives are, this one is available if you know how to get to the university and how to use archival materials. Were concerned with how to make that material more accessible."
dont see any other way of doing it. Youre talking about a
situation that we really cannot change. We have to fly. Its very
difficult to compare our budget to somebody elses on the mainland
because they dont fly."
"To me [changing the name of the university] is like erasing a little bit of our history from our memories and kind of taking that away from a structure that has already been named for a reason. We were named because it was a memory to those who fought, not because we became a province."
of the important things this [Winterset] award does is recognize the Newfoundland
diaspora. This is the first award in this province that allows Newfoundland
writers living away an opportunity to enter their work. I think thats
very important because out-migration is a part of the Newfoundland experience."
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