Academic journal article Mosaic (Winnipeg)

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Academic journal article Mosaic (Winnipeg)

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Along with publishing four issues annually, each on time and up to the highest standards, Mosaic runs a successful student intern program, training each intern in all aspects of academic journal publishing, organizes an international interdisciplinary conference approximately once every four years, and regularly welcomes Distinguished Visiting Lecturers to the University of Manitoba. Each Distinguished Visiting Lecturer presents a public lecture, conducts an interview with Mosaic, and leads an open seminar. Most recently, Dr. Rebecca Comay travelled to Manitoba as the journal's and the University's distinguished guest. Her interview is published in the journal's March 2017 special issue: The Mosaic Interviews. This June 2017 Feature Author issue of Mosaic includes, as its opening essay, the public lecture (slightly revised) that Rebecca Comay delivered at the University of Manitoba, "Testament of the Revolution (Walter Benjamin)." Readers of this remarkable essay will gain some sense of the calibre of scholars invited to Manitoba as Distinguished Visiting Lecturers, and will no doubt recognize how deftly and provocatively Comay relates the testamentary to Walter Benjamin's work.

In a special issue on Sculpture (42.2, June 2010), Mosaic published an essay, "Inner Space," written by Alphonso Lingis on Antony Gormley's sculptures. For me, one passage from that essay remains unforgettable:

   Another place consists of a hundred sculptures of iron that had
   filled seventeen moulds of Gormley's body held in an immobile
   position and differing only slightly, with individual traits of his
   features and his body effaced. They were first set up in 1997 over
   an area of 2. … 
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