Fishy fragments: trans women's worlds in Ktaqamkuk/Newfoundland

Jefferies, Daze (2020) Fishy fragments: trans women's worlds in Ktaqamkuk/Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This portfolio-style thesis and work of autoethnographic research-creation explores the historical lives of trans women in Ktaqamkuk/Newfoundland, Canada. Working with an assemblage of archival remains, felt knowledges, and poetic imaginations – what I call fishy fragments – of trans women’s worlds in Newfoundland, I reveal how the past five decades of our lives have been shaped by loss, sex work, and oceanleaving. Loving and honouring fishy fragments as a way to seek more heartful modes of inquiry in trans historical studies, this thesis offers a creative counterarchive of Newfoundland trans women’s worlds by thinking with trans+oceanic emotional geographies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 14677
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: trans, sex work, fishy, archives, research-creation
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Gender Studies
Date: December 2020
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Transgender women--Newfoundland and Labrador--Archives.

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