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This issue broaches the conflation of “animal” and “woman” in traditional discourses on sexuality and sexual difference in several unexpected, instructive, and interdisciplinary ways: approaching Woolf’s Flush as a source text for feminist and animal studies; reading the Victorian novel as blurring the genres of pornography and animal-autobiography; and engaging Derrida’s work on “the animal” together with works of fiction. Philosophical dualism is contested in these pages, in one instance through the theorizing of contagion. And, as only one more example of many, the issue raises a question with which all interdisciplinary research must content: how do writers and readers construct interpretive and (inter)disciplinary frames?
Issue 49.1, 10 essays, 192 pages, $21.95 CAD
This is the third and final Mosaic special issue to feature papers presented at the October 1-4, 2014 A matter of lifedeath conference. Mosaic is pleased by the diversity of presentations the conference attracted and grateful to presenters, who have given so much care and patience to converting their conference presentations into publishable essays, eleven of which are gathered here.
Issue 48.4, 11 essays, 192 pages, $24.95 CAD
This special Mosaic issue, the second of three conference proceedings issues, collects papers presented at the A matter of life death conference held at the University of Manitoba from October 1-4, 2014. Most of the papers have been revised, some lengthened, into publishable essay form and, as always, we are grateful to contributors for their cooperation and more than a little proud to print their fine work.
Issue 48.3, 13 essays, 224 pages, $24.95 CAD
The issue opens with Elisabeth Weber’s keynote lecture, an unparalleled essay that treats the theologically informed political-subjective concept of sovereignty as pre-eminently the power to decide over life and death. She adds significantly and provocatively to our understanding of sovereignty and its inseparability from today’s two “ages” of cruelty. The thirteen additional contributions to this issue are diverse, intelligent, creative, and important. This is an issue of which Mosaic is proud.
Issue 48.2, 14 essays, 224 pages, $24.95 CAD
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