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. 47, No. 3, September

Baudelaire and the Identity of the Self
Baudelaire points to "le conseil judiciaire," the legal guardianship, as the central event that defined his self and the course of his life. Relying on studies of memory in neuroscience and on Baudelaire's own views of memory and imagination, this...
David Foster Wallace and the Ethical Challenge of Posthumanism
David Foster Wallace's fiction and prose express a strong ethical commitment that does not correspond to normative categories of behaviour or normate bodies. Rather than abandon the problem of ethics, however, Wallace adopts an ethics of affinity,...
Femininity and Effeminophobia in Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman
Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman challenges the critical understanding of male femininity and homosexuality. I argue that the privileging of homosexuality has meant that the study of femininity has been insufficient; as such, this essay draws...
"I Have More Sight Than Sense": The Sensorium in Taylor's Meditations 38-40
This essay examines the sensory references in three poems by Edward Taylor, based on a relativistic approach to the sensorium, which may vary in different cultures and at different eras. The essay argues that abstract-toabstract metaphorical mappings,...
Introduction
In perhaps the first photograph taken of me as an infant, my parents, new baby in arms, are standing behind my grandfather's stately three-story house, on a lawn that sprawled all the way to the bank of the Red River. I have only faint memories of...
Narrative Fiction, Experience-Taking, and Progressive Male Standpoints
This essay explores the narrative strategies of Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve and John Fowles's The Magus. The essay argues that, by encouraging and then deterring what social psychologists call readers' "experience-taking," the novels compel...
Peut-On Deplier Les Pilules De Papier De Sherwood Anderson?
Cet essai est une interrogation sur la lecture, depli-ement, expli-cation, compli-cation, multipli-cation, etc. Il porte sur une analyse de la nouvelle de Sherwood Anderson <<Paper Pills>>, extraite de Winesburg, Ohio. <<Paper...
Precarious World: Rethinking Global Fiction in Mohsin Hamid's the Reluctant Fundamentalist
Through a reading of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, this essay outlines a theory of critical global fiction: literary works that contest the forces inhibiting global understanding and advance international coalitions...
Reading the Spaces of Age in Alice Munro's "The Bear Came over the Mountain"
This essay suggests that Alice Munro's story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" participates in a gerontological debate concerning the nature and meaning of residential care for older people, complicating a dominant interpretation of the old age home...
Textual Authenticity and the Contemporary West: John McPhee's Rising from the Plains
A critical study of John McPhee's Rising from the Plains in the context of recent debates about the status of regional studies in a postmodern culture, this essay asks what it means to be authentically Western in a latetwentieth-century culture comprising...
Whorfianism in Colonial Encounters from Melville to Mieville
In linguistics, Whorfianism is a name given to the idea that language determines thought. This essay analyzes three novels (Herman Melville's Typee, Juan Jose Saer's The Witness, and China Mieville's Embassytown) to examine how Whorfianism influences...
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