'Like a peeling on the water': Songs of Dislocation and Displacement in the Prince Edward Island Gaelic Context.

Iain S. MacPherson

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    An examination of two Scottish Gaelic song-poems from the mid-nineteenth century literature of emigration/immigration produced in the British North American colony of Prince Edward Island with special attention to the rhetorics and narratives of the pro and contra sides of the debate regarding the merits of emigration from the Scottish Highlands to the New World. The author presents a close reading of the original texts in Scottish Gaelic with their being placed in the broader context of Canadian (pre and post 1867 Confederation) migrant writing from the Gaelic diasporic communties of the Maritime Provinces.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages179-200
    JournalScottish Gaelic Studies
    Volume23
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

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    emigration
    song
    water
    confederation
    immigration
    rhetoric
    nineteenth century
    migrant
    narrative
    examination
    Scottish Gaelic
    Dislocation
    Water
    Emigration
    Song
    literature
    Immigration
    Nineteenth-century Literature
    Close Reading
    Poem

    Keywords

    • Scottish Gaelic
    • emigration literature
    • migrant writing

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