Vicki S. Hallett

Research areas:

Newfoundland and Labrador women, Life writing and auto/biography, Co-constitutive nature of identity and place, Feminist Theory, and Impacts of resource development on women and communities.

Current Research:

I am currently working with FemNorthNet on a SSHRC-funded, collaborative research project that examines the impacts of the Muskrat Falls development on the surrounding communities of the Upper Lake Melville area, plus the impacts of the proposed link to Nova Scotia, on communities there and Newfoundland and Labrador. The project is based on direct community participation, with a goal of capacity building amongst grassroots groups to mitigate/respond to these impacts.

I am also engaged in a life-writing research project that examines the life and identity construction of Doris Saunders, founding editor of Them DaysMy research looks at Saunders myriad writings (letters, essays, presentations, and articles) as auto/biographical and thus essential to the development of her subjectivity as a Labradorian of Inuit, Innu and European descent.

I am also working on a book manuscript entitled Phebe Florence Miller: Poet and Postmistress of Topsail, Newfoundland, based on my PhD research.

Selected Publications:

Hallett, Vicki S. "Verses in the Darkness: A Newfoundland Poet Responds to the First World War." A Sisterhood of Suffering: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland During the First World War.Amy Shaw and Sarah Glassford. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 2012. 245-269.

Hallett, Vicki and Baikie, Gail (authors) with assistance from Petrina Beals, Deborah Stienstra, and Jane Stinson. "Out of the Rhetoric and Into the Reality of Local Women's Lives: Submission to the Environmental Assessment Panel on the Lower Churchill Hydro Development". FemNorthNet/CRIAW. 2010.

Hallett, Vicki S. "Same Old Stories? A Feminist Critique of Juvenile Biographies." CCL/LCJ: Canadian Children's Literature/Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse. 34.2 (Fall 2008): 140-155.


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