Weather: Fog Trouble

  • Sonja Boon
  • Lesley Butler
  • Daze Jefferies


Drawing on foggy experiences in St. John’s, the capital and easternmost city of Newfoundland, this chapter considers fog as a sensorial bridge between the human and the more-than-human. While fog has often been imagined by Newfoundland writers as a force of erasure, disorientation, and loss, it might more productively be imagined otherwise. The closeness of fog does not obscure, as some have argued, but rather enables and heightens our remaining senses: sound, touch, smell, and taste. Its thick and heavy presence shows us new ways of engaging with the world.


Fog Sense Sensation Intimacy Erasure Weather 


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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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