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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
This issue examines the potential of queer intervention into affect theory, exploring non-normative ways of feeling, existing, and relating. Essay topics include emotion and expression, trauma theory, collectivity, shame, desire, queer subjectivity, and performativity, among others.
Issue 48.1, 12 essays, 224 pages, $24.95 CAD
This issue features new work by Professor Michael Naas, Chair of the Department of Philosophy at DePaul University, on Hélène Cixous. The issue also features an interview with Professor Naas.
Issue 47.4, 8 essays, 192 pages, $21.95 CAD
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