For centuries, the world’s oceans have been described by writers and artists in words and pictures. Now, a faculty member in the Department of English is embarking on a new project that will trace the various ways the ocean has been imagined in Atlantic-Canadian fiction. The project is interested in how the way we imagine and represent the ocean affects how we treat it. They researchers are looking at how our perception of the ocean has changed or hasn’t over time. The researcher are considering through the way that the myths and metaphors we use about the ocean are reflected in the way we manage or deal with the ocean from a policy perspective.