Why Newfoundland? Contextualizing the Development of Newfoundland and Labrador Folklorists

Lay Summary 

Newfoundland has a long history in both the collection and analysis of folklore. The island, province, and former nation has been host to a variety of trained and untrained folklorists, and is currently home to one of the largest folklore departments in North America.

While outlining the history of collecting in Newfoundland, outlining the development of the Department of Folklore at Memorial University, and demonstrating the role of folklore in the establishment of the university itself, the researcher analyzed how and why Newfoundland has evolved into such a central place for the discipline.

Presentation given at a joint meeting of the American Folklore Society and the Folklore Studies Association of Canada, Quebec City, 2007

Departments 
Folklore
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Folklore
Culture
Industry Sectors 
Heritage Institutions
Start date 
1 Jan 2007