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. 44, No. 2, June

Detecting outside History in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
"Mma Ramotswe had a detective agency in Africa, at the foot of Kgale Hill" IVI (McCall Smith, No. 1 3). Evoking Isak Dinesen's African idyll, the opening of 111 Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency trades the glamour of colonial...
Diasporic Translocation and "The Multicultural Question" in Malaysia
Fifty years or so after the inception of postcolonial studies as a field of inquiry, the issues of nation and narration, place and displacement, uprooting and re-rooting remain major paradigms for postcolonial concern and critique. The processes of...
Ecocriticism's Theoretical Discontents
Despite the strong impulse in the latest phase of ecocriticism to establish connections with the major theoretical paradigms in cultural and literary studies, "theory" is a contested issue in the ecocritical field. The main reason lies no doubt in...
Giving Up Control: Narrative Authority and Animal Experience in Coetzee and Kafka
Recent studies in ethology and neuroscience differentiate between primary consciousness and secondary consciousness in animals. Scientists have developed this distinction as a means of moving beyond "accurate report" studies that base animal consciousness...
Introduction
Insofar as the current animal studies movement is taken to have originated with philosopher Peter Singer's 1975 publication, Animal Liberation, and to have polarized quickly as a debate between Singer's utilitarian calculus and philosopher Tom Regan's...
"Look at Me": The Camera Obscura and the Apprenticeship of the Gaze in Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring
Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of three fictional works on Johannes Vermeer, the other two being Katharine Weber's The Music Lesson and Susan Vreeland's Girl in Hyacinth Blue, which were published within thirteen months of each...
Not "Only Sleeping": The Beatles and a Neo-Romantic Aesthetic of Indolence
"Laziness is the one divine fragment of a godlike existence left to man from paradise." --Friedrich Schlegel, Lucinda (1799) In the winter of 2008, I offered a new undergraduate English course: "The Beatles in Literature and Film." Like many...
Public and Private Collections in A. S. Byatt's the Children's Book
In 2003, British novelist A.S. Byatt wrote a short story entitled "Body Art" for inclusion in The Phantom Museum and Henry Wellcome's Collection of Medical Curiosities. The book is a companion volume to the catalogue of the exhibition of the Henry...
Re-Covering the Scarred Body: Textual and Photographic Narratives of Breast Cancer
The figures' strongest representation ties were to the disorienting and radically denuding bodily sense generated by medical imaging and illness itself on the one hand; and on the other, to the material urges to dress, ornament, to mend, to re-cover,...
The Literary Text as Talking Cure: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Restlessness
In a room of Calgary's Palliser Hotel, the protagonist of Aritha van Herk's novel Restlessness meets her hired killer on the night of her planned death. She wants him to make an end to her agonizing existence, to her restless quest for a home and fulfilment...
The Rhetoric of Harry Robinson's "Cat with the Boots On"
The published stories of the late Okanagan Harry Robinson are found in three books compiled and edited by Wendy Wickwire, who spent much time in the 1970s and 1980s listening to and recording the stories Robinson told her in his home near Hedley, British...
Vers Une Ecocritique Francaise : Le Contrat Naturel De Michel Serres
Tandis que les crises ecologiques se transforment en realite de plus en plus urgente, l'ecologie politique en France ne represente plus la meme force contestataire qu'il y a trente ans lors de ses annees << glorieuses >> (Gueho et Neyrat;...

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