My academic research is situated mostly in the field of Resistance Studies. Some of this research is in literary criticism, and my PhD dissertation examines representations of resistance in contemporary Newfoundland literature. My research in Resistance Studies also involves work on extractive industries and energy politics. I completed the University of the Arctic PhD Certificate Program in Extractive Industries, studying the ways communities in the north experience and contest extractivism, and also the ways companies try to gain social license. I have uploaded and linked a few of my academic papers below. For more on my research, see my full CV.

“Branded Newfoundland: Lisa Moore’s Alligator and Consumer Capitalism.” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 28.1 (2013). LINK

“Resistance to Extractive Industries in Newfoundland and Labrador.” Circumpolar Notes – Arctic Extractive Industries, 4 (2015). LINK

“The Naming Compulsion in Dillon Wallace’s The Lure of the Labrador Wild and Mina Hubbard’s A Woman’s Way through Unknown Labrador.” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 26.1 (2011). LINK

Teaching and Learning

One of the aspects of studying at Memorial I find most enlivening is the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses. For the last number of years I have been teaching introductory level English, specifically in survey courses taking up poetry, short fiction, and novels. In one of the courses I teach, I have created a blogging component, which asks students to complete weekly writing activities. If you are interested in seeing the course, assignments, and the blogging component, visit my English 1080 blog at this link.

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