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The Newfoundland diaspora : mapping the literature of out-migration

Author: Jennifer Bowering Delisle
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Engaging with the literature of Newfoundland out-migration through the lens of diaspora theory this book argues that the concept of a Newfoundland diaspora has much to contribute both to Canadian  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Bowering Delisle
ISBN: 9781554588947 1554588944 9781554588954 1554588952 9781554588961 1554588960
OCLC Number: 816764430
Description: vii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: mapping the literature of out-migration --
pt. 1. Defining the Newfoundland diaspora. Newfoundland and the concept of diaspora --
pt. 2. Affective responses. Donna Morrissey and the search for prairie gold ; "The 'going home again' complaint": Carl Leggo and nostalgia for Newfoundland --
pt. 3. Is the Newfoundlander "authentic" in the diaspora? E.J. Pratt and the gateway to Canada ; "A papier mâché rock": Wayne Johnston and rejecting regionalism --
pt. 4. Imagining the Newfoundland nation. "This is their country now": David French, confederation, and the imagined community ; Writing the "old lost land": Johnston part two --
pt. 5. Postmodern ethnicity and memoirs from away. Helen Buss/Margaret Clarke and the negotiation of identity ; The "Holdin' ground": David Macfarlane and the second generation --
Conclusion: writing in diaspora space.
Responsibility: Jennifer Bowering Delisle.

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