The incorporation of popular culture into Newfoundland school children's narratives

Coviello, Elizabeth Anne (2005) The incorporation of popular culture into Newfoundland school children's narratives. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The concept of children taking characters and ideas from popular culture and the mass media and incorporating them into new narratives is not new. On the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland I collected a corpus of narratives from two groups of children aged between seven and nine. It is commonly assumed that Newfoundland was isolated from mainland influences, but research has found it has a strong relationship to mainland popular culture and mass media. -- Despite Newfoundland's rich history of oral tradition, four categories emerged from the data showing evidence of influence from the mass media and popular culture. A gender division emerged in the data, with girls producing passive texts and boys creating action-adventure stories. I found my informants were all exposed to similar mass media and popular culture texts from which they took and incorporated characters and images into their own narratives.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10351
Item ID: 10351
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 190-201.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: 2005
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Mass media and children--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Mass media and children--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. Shotts; Storytelling ability in children--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Storytelling ability in children--Newfoundland and

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