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. 35, No. 2, June

Audre Lorde's the Cancer Journals: Autopathography as Resistance
This essay examines Audre Lorde's illness narrative, The Cancer Journals, through the lens of postmodern theories of identity. By raising the ethical question of whether contemporary theory forecloses on the autonomy so important to people suffering...
Entre L'art De Guerir et L'art D'ecrire: Rene Bretonnayau
In this essay, close textual analysis of Rene Bretonnayau's work uncovers various strategies that he used to translate medical knowledge into poetic discourse. The essay demonstrates, by this case study, the interconnectedness of literature and...
Genetic and Cultural Selection in the French Lieutenant's Woman
John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman asserts that cultural evolution, like genetic evolution, is a horizontal process involving elements of hazard and causality, so that history is partly inherited and partly contingent. It is only through...
Image, Text, and Spirit: Kate Braid and the Paintings of Emily Carr
Within this analysis of Kate Braid's poetic discourse as a response to Emily Carr's paintings in the text To This Cedar Fountain, this essay demonstrates how painter and poet subvert the matter/spirit binary to articulate a fundamental connection...
Introduction
Here, for Mosaic readers, is an issue that both theorizes and performs the interdisciplinarity that this journal is all about. The opening roundtable, taped in June 2001 at the No Sense of Discipline conference at the University of Queensland, Australia,...
Kant's Dinner Party: Anthropology from a Foucauldian Point of View
Kant believed that the study of "man" would prove to be the final resting place for all philosophical inquiry. This essay argues that his Anthropology is most valuable for exposing the figure of "man" to its limits, where it paradoxically possesses...
Mary Shelley's Anti-Contagionism: The Last Man as "Fatal Narrative"
This essay reads Mary Shelley's narrative of a plague-ravaged world in terms of contemporaneous medical theories of disease transmission. It argues that disease functions both literally and metaphorically in The Last Man, that Shelley's epidemiological...
Roundtable on Interdisciplinarity
The following roundtable discussion took place at the University of Queensland, Australia, on 12 June 2001, as the concluding session of the No Sense of Discipline conference. The discussion brought together Mosaic editor Dawne McCance (DM) with...
"Roving Englishwomen": Greece in Women's Travel Writing
This essay examines British women's travel writing on Greece as the configuration of gender, imperialism, and Hellenism. Despite disproving accounts of male travellers, women writers complied with imperialist operations constituting modern Greece...
The Garden and the World: Jamaica Kincaid and the Cultural Borders of Ecocriticism
This essay critically analyzes some recent trends in ecocriticism, focussing in particular on ecocritical moves to embrace a more multicultural agenda. Through a reading of Jamaica Kincaid's My Garden (Book):, the essay argues for a more critically...
"The Tasteful Traveller": Irving's the Sketch Book and the Gustatory Self
Washington Irving's The Sketch Book shares forms, themes, and functions with some new arts of its time, those of preparing, enjoying, and writing about food. Thus The Sketch Book comments upon and exemplifies a new sort of production that provokes...
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