Chapter 9 Weather: Fog Trouble

What happens when we consider fog not as troubling, but as a site of sensory potential?

Activity

Activity: Read Astrida Neimanis’ essay, “Weather writing: A feminist materialist practice for (getting outside) the classroom” (in Hinton, Peta and Pat Treusch. 2015. Teaching with Feminist Materialisms. Utrecht: ATGENDER). Consider the relationships between humans and the weather. Develop a workshop following some (or all!) of her suggestions.

Images

Expired film. Photo credit: Daze Jefferies
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Fog somewhere near Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon
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Random Passage Film Site, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Sonja Boon
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Gannets at Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Lesley Butler
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Fog in St. John’s Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Lesley Butler

Readings

Alaimo, Stacy. 2010. Bodily natures: Science, environment, and the material self. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Atkinson, Geoffrey. 1978. Fog and its affects [sic] on the fishery in Newfoundland. Unpublished manuscript: Centre for Newfoundland Studies.

Bettcher, Talia and Pelagia Goulimari. 2017. Theorizing closeness: A trans feminist conversation. Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 22.1: 49-60. doi: 10.1080/0969725X.2017.1285608.

Butler, Gillian. 1977. Silver. In From this place: A selection of writing by women of Newfoundland and Labrador, eds. Bernice Morgan, Helen Porter, and Geraldine Rubia, 102. St. John’s: Jesperson Printing Ltd.

Butts, Edward. 2010. Ghost stories of Newfoundland and Labrador. Toronto: Dundurn.

Haraway, Donna. 2016. Staying with the trouble: Making kin in the chthulucene. Durham: Duke University Press.

Murphy, Moya. 1983. Fog Song. In Stages: Literature of Newfoundland and Labrador book 2, eds. Eric Norman, June Warr, and Ray Goulding, 118-19. St. John’s: Breakwater Books.

Neimanis, Astrida. 2013. Feminist subjectivity, watered.Feminist Review 103: 23-41. doi: 10.1057/fr.2012.25.

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

O’Leary, Sheilagh. 2007. Human natured: Newfoundland nudes. Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s: Boulder Publications.

Pittman, Al. 1983. In the black of night. In Stages: Literature of Newfoundland and Labrador book 2, eds. Eric Norman, June Warr, and Ray Goulding, 121-22. St. John’s: Breakwater Books.

Rodaway, Paul. 1994. Sensuous geographies: Body, sense, and place. London and New York: Blackwell.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 1999. A critique of postcolonial reason: Toward a history of the vanishing present. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Thien, Deborah. 2005. Intimate distances: Considering questions of ‘us’. In Emotional geographies,eds. Joyce Davidson, Liz Bondi, and Mick Smith, 191-204. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Wright, Kate. 2014. Becoming-with: Living lexicon for the environmental humanities. Environmental Humanities 5: 277-81. doi: 10.1215/22011919-3615514.

 

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