Academic journal article Mosaic (Winnipeg)

Introduction

Academic journal article Mosaic (Winnipeg)

Introduction

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Following three special proceedings issues coming out of its October 2014 "A matter of lifedeath" conference, Mosaic is pleased and proud to open 2016 with such a fine general issue as this one, an issue that reflects the kind of interdisciplinary scholarship that the journal endeavours to publish. For example, the 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 contend: how do writers and readers construct interpretive and (inter)disciplinary frames? With so much more to offer than I suggest here, this is an issue to read.

Not insignificantly, as Volume 49 No. 1, this Mosaic issue inaugurates the 49th year of the journal's publication, the year during which we will be planning for, and informing you of, special issues and events through which we wish to celebrate 2017, the journal's 50th anniversary, in large part by hosting and publishing exceptional work in interdisciplinary critical scholarship. …

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