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Myths: Fishy

  • Sonja Boon
  • Lesley Butler
  • Daze Jefferies
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Abstract

This essay situates mermaids—fish women—as openings to trans histories in Newfoundland. It develops narratives of human-fish relations at both material and metaphoric levels, considering settler, Indigenous, Black, and trans engagements with fish, fishiness, and fishy being. Ultimately, this essay argues for a trans fishy subjectivity attentive and responsive to the multiple ontological histories and trajectories at the nexus of sense, self, settler, sex, and species.

Keywords

Mermaid Trans Fish Fish pluralities Fishy subjectivity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Boon
    • 1
  • Lesley Butler
    • 1
  • Daze Jefferies
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt John’sCanada

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