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. 31, No. 3, September

Beyond Fragmentation: Collage as Feminist Strategy in the Arts
Although cultural debates regarding the possibility of a postmodern oppositional art tend to be critical of collage, feminist artists in a variety of media have frequently chosen this mode. Focusing on concrete examples, this essay attempts to provide...
Exposing Nude Art: Carol Ann Duffy's Response to Robert Browning
Within the framework of recent critiques by women art historians of traditionalist male theorizing about the female body, this essay explores the way that Carol Ann Duffy's "Standing Female Nude" can be read as a similar challenging of the gender biases...
Framing Ophelia: Representation and the Pictorial Tradition
Focusing on the way that Ophelia's death is "reported" in Hamlet and then depicted in a series of visual modes ranging from 18th-century classic paintings to contemporary pop art, this essay explores how the arts, regardless of medium, conventionalize...
Landscape and Female Desire: Elizabeth Bishop's "Closet" Tactics
The ancient premise that the earth is "mother" has everywhere shaped attitudes toward the land, toward women, and toward the dominance of both by men. As Carolyn Merchant argues in The Death of Nature, "Women and nature have an age-old association -...
Sex Change and Media Change: From Woolf's to Potter's 'Orlando'
Comparing the treatment of gender identity and feminist politics in Virginia Woolf's Orlando and Sally Potter's film, this essay examines how differences between the two media enable Woolf to embrace a performative conception of gender that makes her...
Staging a Woman Painter's Life: Six Versions of Emily Carr
The life of Canadian landscape painter Emily Carr has posed a persistent challenge for playwrights, who have accordingly experimented with a variety of techniques to express her individualist lifestyle and vision of the natural world. Focusing on six...
The Dangers of Eccentricity: Stevie Smith's Doodles and Poetry
Even readers of Stevie Smith's poetry who appreciate its comic brilliance tend to shy away from the question of how to interpret the "eccentric" doodles that accompany her funny poems. This feminist essay uses (and interrogates) interarts theory to answer...
Troubling the "Master's Voice": Djuna Barnes's Pictorial Strategies
As both a visual and verbal artist, Djuna Barnes demands a dual literacy. Focusing on differences between The Book of Repulsive Women (1915) and Ryder (1928), this essay explores the way that she came to an understanding of how the "illustration" might...
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