Maggie J Whitten Henry

Maggie J Whitten Henry
University of Prince Edward Island | UPEI · Faculty of Arts (Island Studies)

Bachelor of Science
MA (Island Studies) creative thesis: Examining recursive islandness through themes of place in Newfoundland craft beer.

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Introduction
Maggie J. Whitten Henry is an emerging artist and interdisciplinary scholar with a focus on sense of place and identity in island and rural contexts. Lingering at the complex intersection of art practice, theoretical curiosity, and academic research methods, her work is informed by a deep appreciation of the unique complexities of rural, coastal, and island places, and the potential of engaging relational approaches to inspire alternative ways of thinking and communicating.
Additional affiliations
June 2020 - June 2021
Institute of Island Studies (University of Prince Edward Island)
Position
  • Interim Coordinator
Description
  • The Institute of Island Studies (IIS) is a research, education, and public policy institute based at the University of Prince Edward Island. The work of the Institute focuses on the culture, environment, and economy of small islands worldwide, with an emphasis on Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit islandstudies.com
Education
February 2007 - December 2010
Australian National University
Field of study
  • Psychology (Minor: Arts [Linguistics])

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Publications (4)
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Islands have long been romanticized for their potential to facilitate the kind of escape from globalization increasingly sought by neolocalism-driven consumers, and are thus uniquely positioned to emphasize their distinctive environment and culture through a holistic destination brand which targets both the tourism and local product markets. The cu...
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CONSILIENCE, Issue 7: 'Energy'. https://www.consilience-journal.com/conciliarte/windrows-paradox | Windrows (Paradox) is an entangled artwork comprising photographs (taken by the artist’s mother in coastal Newfoundland [Ktaqmkuk] in 1973), text, and an artistic rendering of a wind energy resource contour map. Traces of the wind contours reverbera...
Presentation
(VIDEO: https://maggiejwhittenhenry.wordpress.com/thesis/) With islands understood as generative sites of relational entanglement, and craft beer itself described as a zone of entanglement and meaning-building, it should come as no surprise that Newfoundland’s craft beer brands are brimming with richly entangled themes of place. But what does that...
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BOOK LAUNCH ‘Anthropocene Islands: Entangled Worlds’ 15th June 2021. 5.30-6.30pm BST (UTC+1) Join chair Maggie J. Whitten Henry and authors Jonathan Pugh and David Chandler at the International Small Islands Studies Association conference. Open to all. Zoom link: Bit.ly/AnthropoceneIslands-BookLaunch Purchase book or download for free. https:...

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Project
Littoralia is an ongoing series of works which are situated on, connected with, or relating to the physical or metaphorical shore. Coming from the English littoral (relating to or situated on the shore) which in turn comes from the Latin lītorālis (of the shore), littoralia may manifest in forms such as (but not limited to) landwash, marginalia, reflections, or ruminations. Some works in this collection are directly inspired by specific texts, while others emerge from the creative process and are then further illuminated through conversation with relevant literature. All have been made as a result of daily research-creation practice over a number of months, and all are richly layered in multidimensional meaning. The selection of littoralia presented here relate to four key themes that emerged through the content analysis part of my thesis project: culture, fishery, weather, and natural environment — four themes which are, perhaps unsurprisingly, also richly entangled.
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As part of the 'Anthropocene Islands' initiative (http://anthropoceneislands.online), Jonathan Pugh and I are establishing an early career analytical study space. Launching in June, these sessions will offer a relaxed space where early career scholars can chat about and explore the many different ways in which islands and islanders are being thought about in broader Anthropocene debates and literatures. We use the term ‘early career’ loosely and it is really up to people to decide if they feel they fall into this category themselves, but it could include MA students, PhD students, and those in the early years of their academic career. For more details, visit http://anthropoceneislands.online/page-7.html
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With islands understood as generative sites of relational entanglement, and craft beer itself described as a zone of entanglement and meaning-building, it should come as no surprise that Newfoundland’s craft beer brands are brimming with richly entangled themes of place. But what does that look like? This creative thesis project examines themes of place in the burgeoning craft beer community on the island of Newfoundland. Engaging Patchwork ontologies and traditional textile practices, these themes will be mapped onto an existing (literal) patchwork quilt. In doing so, the patchwork itself becomes a site of generative ‘becoming’ and the project reveals itself as a figure of recursive islandness. When the intangible becomes tangible, knowledge is able to be shared in accessible, relatable ways. This project seeks to highlight the richness – and fun! – of relational approaches and tangled tales, opening up opportunities for alternative forms of thought and practice in Island Studies and the broader Anthropocene