Mosaic (Winnipeg)

Mosaic, subtitled A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, is a scholarly journal that covers interdisciplinary studies and literary criticism. Founded in October of 1967, Mosaic prints this journal quarterly. Mosaic covers the topic of literature. The Editor is Dr. Dawne McCance.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, September

"Anamorphosizing" Male Sexual Fantasy in Browning's Monologue
Conventional scholarship relegates the male speakers of Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover" and "My Last Duchess" to the position of the deviant "other." This essay, however, invokes an articulation of Lacan's notion of the gaze to argue that Browning...
Character in a Post-National World: Neomedievalism in Atwood's Oryx and Crake
This essay reads Atwood's Oryx and Crake through the lens of the International Relations theory known as neomedievalism. This lens illuminates the more subversive elements of the text as Atwood questions the viability of a post-national world and challenges...
Charm Offensive: Epideixis and a Microhistorical Reading of the Indian
This essay examines epideictic rhetoric in The Indian (1885-86), an Ontario newspaper edited by Dr. Peter Edmund Jones (Ojibwa). A microhistorical reading demonstrates that the paper's epideixis aims to neutralize its Euro-settler readership's potential...
Discipline in Disgrace
In Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee provides a critique of the contemporary market-driven university and its disciplinary apparatus that is indebted to Michel Foucault's analysis of disciplinary power. Coetzee stages the disciplining of an academic whose conduct,...
Film Adaptations of Emma between Agency and Submission
This essay interrogates two film adaptations of Jane Austen's Emma, Amy Heckerling's Clueless and Douglas McGrath's Emma, reading the portrayals of "femininity" as complex and unstable: simultaneously conservative and progressive. This essay examines...
Impossibilized Subjects in Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men: Thoughts on Migrancy and the State of Exception
This essay discusses Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men as a text devoted to the meticulous representation of the migrant and immigrant subject before the law, taking seriously the idea, articulated by the narrative's mother figure, that migrant or immigrant...
Introduction
What is space? Bruce Baugh asks the question in "Space and Place: Walking through Kamloops," an essay in this issue that, through the author's experience of walking through the small Canadian city of Kamloops, British Columbia, examines walking itself...
Sounding Walden
"Sounding Walden" puts Thoreau's text in conversation with Ovid's Narcissus and Echo myth. It argues that by restaging the impossible relationship between Narcissus and his image, Walden challenges a model of relations based in identification. In its...
Space and Place: Walking through Kamloops
Using philosophy and social theory, this essay examines walking as a privileged means of revealing the physical and social environment of a small city. My regular walk from downtown Kamloops, British Columbia, to Thompson Rivers University frames an...
Televisual Realism: The Truman Show
This essay begins with a discussion of the paradoxical desire for realistic fiction, then, through an analysis of The Truman Show, suggests how that desire, which first comes into historical prominence with the emergence of the novel, always seeks...
The Mind and the Nervous System: Synaptic Space in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams
Following neuroscientific interest in the neuron and the reflex arc, Williams understood the mind as a system of anatomical objects arranged in space. This essay argues that Williams also viewed the space of the poem and the external world as "synaptic"...
The Preparation for Proselytizing: Matteo Ricci's Treatise Jiao-You-Lun (on Friendship)
Matteo Ricci's treatise on friendship was his first and most influential work published in Chinese. By contrasting this text with his classical sources, this essay investigates the evolution of a strategy involving the use of the persona of a Western...