Monday, December 7, 2009

Mummering Today: A contemporary look at mummering traditions

Folklorists from Memorial University explore how the mummering tradition manifests itself in our modern-day culture.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Rooms Theatre

Simani’s “Mummers Song”: Revitalizing a Tradition, Dr. Gerald Pocius.
A look at Simani’s “Mummers Song” and its impact on mummering traditions over the years.

Marketing Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland, Dr. Paul Smith.
This talk explores a variety of artifacts and images of Christmas Mummers that have been produced over the years by local artists.

Newfoundland Mummers and the Mediation of Difference, Dr. Diane Tye.
From the strange, ominously violent mummer that first attracted the attention of folklorists and anthropologists in the 1960s to the happy mummer of the crafts fairs and shops of present day, this talk explores meanings contained in Newfoundland mummers and mummering practices.
Presented in collaboration with The Rooms as part of the First Annual Folklife Festival of Newfoundland & Labrador

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