Chapter 3 Hauntings: Love

What does it mean to love fish? This chapter considers love at the point of encounter between humans and the more-than-human.

Prompts

  1. What might love mean, in the space between humans and the more-than-human?
  2. How might we imagine love in relation to ecological grief, loss, and mourning? Consider this essay in relation to Ashlee Cunsolo and Neville Ellis’ recent work in this area.

Images

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lobster traps, Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon
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Fishing rooms and stage, Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon
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Nets. Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon
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Fishing boat. Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon
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Fishing boats. Brigus. Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon

Readings

Ahmed, Sara. 2000. Strange encounters: Embodied others in post-coloniality. London: Routledge.

Amimoto Ingersoll, Karin. 2016. Waves of knowing: A seascape epistemology. Durham: Duke University Press.

Chafe, Paul. 2008. Only an artist could measure up to such a place: Place and identity in Newfoundland literature. Ph.D. dissertation. St. John’s: Memorial University.

Cixous, Hélène and Mireille Calle-Gruber. 1997. Hélène Cixous, Rootprints: Memory and life writing. Trans. Eric Prenowitz. London and New York: Routledge.

Davis, Dona Lee. 1986. Occupational community and fishermen’s wives in a Newfoundland fishing village. Anthropological Quarterly 59.3: 129-142.

Delisle, Jennifer Bowering. 2013. The Newfoundland diaspora: Mapping the literature of out-migration. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Eades, Quinn. 2015. All the beginnings: A queer autobiography of the body. Melbourne: Tantanoola.

Irigaray, Luce. 2002. The way of love. Trans. Heidi Bostic and Stephen Pluhácek. London: Continuum.

Kristeva, Julia. 2000. Motherhood [according to Giovanni Bellini]. In French feminism reader, ed. Kelly Oliver. 176-80. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Murray, Hilda Chaulk. 1980. More than 50%: A woman’s life in a Newfoundland outport, 1900–1950. St. John’s, NL: Flanker Press.

Neimanis, Astrida. 2017. Bodies of water: Posthuman feminist phenomenology. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Neimanis, Astrida & Rachel Loewen Walker. 2014. Weathering: Climate change and the ‘thick time’ of transcorporeality. Hypatia 29.3: 558-75. doi: 10.1111/hypa.12064.

Neis, Barbara. 2005. Changing tides: Gender, fisheries and globalization. Halifax: Fernwood.

Overton, James. 1996. Making a world of difference: Essays on tourism, culture and development in Newfoundland. St. John’s: ISER.

Probyn, Elspeth. 2001. Eating skin. In Thinking through the skin, eds. Sara Ahmed and Jackie Stacey, 87-103. London and New York: Routledge.

Probyn, Elspeth. 2016. Eating the ocean. Durham: Duke University Press.

Prosser, Jay. 2001. Skin memories. In Thinking through the skin, eds. Sara Ahmed and Jackie Stacey, 52-68. London and New York: Routledge.

Tuck, Eve and C. Ree. 2013. A glossary of haunting. In Handbook of autoethnography, ed. Stacey Holman Jones, Tony E. Adams, and Carolyn Ellis, 639-58. Walnut Grove: Left Coast Press.

 

(c) Sonja Boon, Lesley Butler, and Daze Jefferies, 2018.