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. 42, No. 4, December

Between Noise and Language: The Sound Installations and Music of Peter Ablinger
Throughout his career, Peter Ablinger has focused extensively on noise in nearly every capacity, especially as it appears in his extensive Weiss/Weisslich (White/Whitish) series. This essay discusses some of these works along with a specific piece...
Community and Literary Experience in (between) Benedict Anderson and Jean-Luc Nancy
A comparison of the notions of the imagined community (Benedict Anderson) and the inoperative community (Jean-Luc Nancy) reveals how Anderson's and Nancy's very different projects both invest literature with the capacity to ground a form of community...
Crossings: An Interview with Peggy Kamuf
The following interview took place in Winnipeg on 2 October 2008. Mosaic is pleased and honoured to publish the interview here. DM: The occasion for this interview is significant: you are in Winnipeg, Canada, on the second day of October 2008, to...
Don Giovanni and the Storytelling of Isak Dinesen: Mosaic Art and the Articulation of Desire
Focusing on Don Giovanni and the stories of lsah Dinesen, particularly on "Babette's Feast" and "The Dreamer," in which the protagonists sing Mozart's opera, this essay examines the function of mosaic aesthetics in narrative and music in the terms...
Introduction
While in Citta di Castello, Italy, in July 2006, I had the good fortune to hear Peggy Kamuf deliver "Composition Displacement," a dazzling reading of Jacques Derrida's reading of the Phaedrus in "Plato's Pharmacy." Kamuf's paper, which has since appeared...
Magic Realities Reconsidered: Ever After
By contextualizing the film Ever After in terms of its revisions of the classic versions of the Cinderella story and of Renaissance ideas of social reform, this study presents the contemporary Cinderella as an imaginary construct of several layers...
Outside in Analysis
Dream, April 12th, 2007: I am standing outside, before the heavy doors of the library, waiting for them to open and admit me. Others, their arms heavily laden with books, are already entering and leaving through the same doors that are closed...
"Something Secret and Still": Silence in the Poetry of Eamon Grennan
Previous criticism of the Irish-American poet Eamon Grennan has focused on his depictions of the natural world. Through a comparison with the French poet Yves Bonnefoy, this essay explores Grennan's concern with the failure of language and highlights...
The Deconstitution of Psychoanalysis
Through a brief reading of four interventions by Derrida, this essay traces how they put psychoanalysis as institution under deconstructive pressure. The leverage comes from the situation of a stranger's address to the institution that nevertheless...
The Erasure of Grace: Reconnecting Peyton Place to Its Author
This essay reconnects the 1956 blockbuster Peyton Place to its largely forgotten author, Grace Metalious. Reading the novel alongside its early publicity shows how Metalious's public persona powerfully shaped her text's original reception. Both author...
The Provocation of Helene Cixous: Philosophy in Poetic Overflow
Through an exploration of the textual motifs of the " unwritten book" and the enigma of the apple, this essay considers the ways in which Cixous's writing suggests an alternative forum for considering issues that preoccupy occidental philosophy. ...
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