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Table of Contents for
The Newfoundland Diaspora: Mapping the Literature of Out-Migration, by Jennifer Delisle


Introduction: Mapping the Literature of Out-Migration

Part One: Defining the Newfoundland Diaspora

1 Newfoundland and the Concept of Diaspora

Part Two: Affective Responses

2 Donna Morrissey and the Search for Prairie Gold

3 “The ‘Going Home Again’ Complaint”: Carl Leggo and Nostalgia for Newfoundland

Part Three: Is the Newfoundlander “Authentic” in the Diaspora?

4 E.J. Pratt and the Gateway to Canada

5 “A Papier Mâché Rock”: Wayne Johnston and Rejecting Regionalism

Part Four: Imagining the Newfoundland Nation

6 “This Is Their Country Now”: David French, Confederation, and the Imagined Community

7 Writing the “Old Lost Land”: Johnston Part Two

Part Five: Postmodern Ethnicity and Memoirs from Away

8 Helen Buss / Margaret Clarke and the Negotiation of Identity

9 The “Holdin’ Ground”: David Macfarlane and the Second Generation

Conclusion: Writing in Diaspora Space


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