Charming in Newfoundland: recent evidence

Roper, Jonathan (Articol)

“While many admirable collections of the texts of charms exist, there are fewer reliable accounts of how charming is and was carried out. Based on periodic fieldwork conducted in Newfoundland, Canada, between 2000 and 2015, involving both active charmer and their clients, this article presents information on the practice of charming. Topics covered include those of the transmission of charms, reciprocity, the knowledge of how to be a charmer, the knowledge of how to be a patient, and how the tradition explains failure.”

Cuvinte cheie: anglophone, charming, context, Newfoundland, practice, and verbal charms

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2018, nr. 1-2, p. 137-148