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REF NO.: 101

SUBJECT: Folklore Society examines Newfoundland folklore in the 21st century

DATE: Nov. 15

The MUN Folklore Society presents a selection of interdisciplinary papers examining Newfoundland folklore in the 21st century. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Inco Innovation Centre, room IIC-2001. The schedule for the day is as follows:

10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.- Re-analysis: Icons, Literature and Objects

PaulChafe - We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar Like Free Newfoundlanders?: A Study of Newfoundland Iconography

Heather C. O’Brien – Interethnic Folklore and Representation of Outport Life in Anastasia M. English’s Only a Fisherman’s Daughter: A Tale of Newfoundland

Rosie Patch – The Many Meanings of NewfoundlandTrigger Mitts

1–2:20 p.m.- Rituals, Beliefs and Practices

Tara Simmonds – The Devil and Landscape

Anna Lafferty – Emotional Expression of Bereaved Relatives in Newfoundland

Karlie King – The Mana of Spiritual Manual Techniques

2:30-3:30 p.m.


Sarah Moore – James Moore, Ron Hynes and NewfoundlandMusic: An Ethnography of a Fan

Philip Hiscock – Gazeebow Unit: Local Language and Vernacularity in a St. John’s Rap Group

There will be a special lunch of West African and Caribbean food available for purchase as well. Admission is free and members of the public are invited to attend.

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