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. 41, No. 4, December

Becoming a "Red-Blooded" American: White Tomboyism and American Indian Tribalism in Caddie Woodlawn
When are you going to begin making a young lady out of this wild Indian, Mrs. Woodlawn?" So utters the visiting circuit rider about the tomboyish title character in one of the opening chapters of Carol Ryrie Brink's Newbery Award-winning novel Caddie...
Crossings: An Interview with Rodolphe Gasche
DM Recently, I have been re-reading Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology. It is astonishing to think that Derrida published this in 1967, along with two other major books of that year, that, at so early a stage, he could anticipate what would prove to...
Generative Melancholy: Women's Loss and Literary Representation
This essay grows out of my fascination with melancholia and with women's modern and postmodern novels that are somehow "beside" themselves. For example, writers such as Djuna Barnes, Virginia Woolf, and Toni Morrison have all produced novels that are...
Introduction
Mosaic readers who were among the hundreds in attendance at the October 2006 Following Derrida: Legacies conference cannot but remember Rodolphe Gasche's "Without A Title," the stunning evening keynote address with which he opened the conference. Only...
Modern Mnemosynes: Female Memory and the Allegory of Gender
All that is transitory Is only an allegory; What fails ineluctably, Is seen here; The undeclarable, Is done here; The Eternal Feminine Lures to perfection. --Goethe, Faust II (trans. Walter Kaufmann, modified) The Titaness Mnemosyne holds a privileged...
Narrative Ethics and Incommensurable Discourses: Lyotard's the Differend and Fowles's the Collector
The turn toward ethics within literary studies during the last two decades has been so widespread that contemporary scholars can no longer be said to ignore the ethical assumptions and implications of literary and critical texts. (1) Some scholars...
Queneau's Poissons and Guimaraes Rosa's Jaguar: Two Literary Contributions on the Animal and Human Conditions
Ajoutez a cela l'orgueil insupportable des humains, qui leur persuade que la nature n'a ete faite que pour eux. --Cyrano de Bergerac, Voyage dans la lune The first "meditation" on the condition of fish in Raymond Queneau's Saint Glinglin introduces,...
(Re)presenting the Fetus: The Limits of Objective Vision in "Birthmates" and "The Ultrasound"
The fetal ultrasound image is a familiar enough staple of American iconography that most viewers immediately recognize the fetal silhouette, "with its enlarged head and finlike arms, suspended in its balloon of amniotic fluid" (Petchesky 268). Fetal...
The Bhadramahila and Adaptation in Meera Syal's and Gurinder Chadha's Bhaji on the Beach
The film Bhaji on the Beach, written by Meera Syal and directed by Gurinder Chadha, critiques the contemporary persistence of the bhadramahila or "respectable woman" construct that took root in nineteenth-century pre-independence, colonial Bengal....
The Deepening of Apperception: On Walter Benjamin's Theory of Film
In spite of his continuous interest in film, Benjamin did not do for film what he did for photography, that is, compose a "Little History" of the new medium. Perhaps he thought that, after the "Little History" of 1931, the principles for such a history...
The Harmless Detail: On Hegel's Aesthetics
The question of detail holds a widely recognized status as a prime aesthetic function, and in consequence, one would have had good reason to expect Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel to broach it in his Aesthetics. Undoubtedly, this text abounds with a...
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