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Episode 5: Saving Our Stories

In this episode, Dr. Vicki Hallett describes her research into largely forgotten Newfoundland and Labrador poet Phebe Florence Miller, and what Miller’s obscurity reveals about systemic oppression. Discussion includes the role gender plays in historical memory, how systemic biases propagate through archival records, and how we can ensure parity for the voices of under-represented communities.

Dr. Hallett is an author, scholar, and assistant professor of Gender Studies at Memorial University.

Our host is Wendy Rose, a freelance arts journalist and the Member Services Coordinator for the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Hallett’s book, Mistress of the Blue Castle: The Writing Life of Phebe Florence Miller 

A “view” of Dr. Hallett’s book in The Telegram

A brief video on Phebe Florence Miller from the Queen Elizabeth II Library (hosted on Facebook)

The Memorial University Libraries Archives & Special Collections

Donation forms for the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA)