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. 50, No. 2, June

Bodybuilding
This essay was written as a catalogue essay to accompany Antony Gormley's exhibition Expansion Field at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Switzerland in 2014 (published by Zentrum Paul Klee and Hatje Cantz). The question of how we speak about artworks connects...
Comment Y Faire Face: La Parole Faite Chair De Virginie Despentes
Auteure-cineaste, Virginie Despentes a adapte trois de ses romans en film. Elle met en relation ces medias independants, mais complementaires pour interroger le concept de la <<femme>>. Une analyse narratologique et philosophique de ses...
DHTML Dynamics: The Stir/Fry/Texts and the Networked Combinatorics of the Wreader
In its examination of the dynamic heterarchies of Jim Andrews's Stir/Fry/Texts, this essay argues that Andrews's work utilizes interactions between digital text, machine, and "wreader" to investigate the poetics of electronic textuality, as well as...
Echoes of Celilo Falls and Native Voices in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Approaching Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Aiest with a focus on Bromden and his relationship to Celilo Falls reveals a deeper portrait of Bromden's identity and motivations. Milos Forman's adaptation of Cuckoo's Nest, however, eliminates Celilo...
Imitative Identity, Imitative Art, and AI: Artificial Intelligence
Recent cognitive scientific and social neuroscientific research into human imitation provides a foundation upon which to base an understanding of the appeal of realistic imitation in general, and realistic visual imitation in particular. This essay...
Intimate Practices: Music, Sex, and the Body in J. M. Coetzee's Summertime
This essay addresses the role of music in J. M. Coetzee's recent prose. Taking Summertime as a central example, it argues that Coetzee finds in music a means of problematizing issues of body and mind, of history and mediation, and of gender and sexuality....
Introduction
Along with publishing four issues annually, each on time and up to the highest standards, Mosaic runs a successful student intern program, training each intern in all aspects of academic journal publishing, organizes an international interdisciplinary...
Jorie Graham's Passion for the Reel: The Lyric Subject Encounters the Image
This essay portrays how Jorie Graham's poetry uses scenes of viewing to dramatize the tenuous historical construction of the lyric subject, arguing that Graham's engagement with photography and film, in particular, provides an original means to understand...
Langage, Subjectivation et Identite Chez Seamus Heaney
L'aeuvre poetique de Seamus Heaney est la scene des explorations archeologiques et etymologiques qui deconstruisent le langage. Cette etude demontre comment l'archeologie du langage aboutit a la construction d'une nouvelle langue qui constitue le recit...
Mourning, Memorial, and the Yizkor Books in Eli Mandel's out of Place
This essay examines Eli Mandel's long poem Out of Place as a work of mourning and memorial that challenges the efficacy of signification. The poem employs generic attributes of the Yizkor (memorial) books and is a personal and communal monument to...
On Comic Modernism: Impersonality in Eliot and Keaton
This essay seeks to illuminate the comic underpinnings of the modernist concept of impersonality in order to rethink the rhetorical affinities between T. S. Eliot and Buster Keaton. By rejecting romantic models of self-expression, the poet's compositional...
On Transience, Transcendence, and Sublunar Metaphysics: Seamus Heaney's Spirit(ual) Level
In Seamus Heaney's poetry, an alleged transition from an early earthy material transience to an ensuing airy spiritual transcendence has been overemphasized. This essay contends that in Heaney's sublunar metaphysics transience and transcendence go...
"Qui Est La?": Negative Personhood in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea
Coined by Colin Dayan to designate subjects disabled or rendered civilly dead by law, "negative personhood" haunts Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea. This essay considers Rhys's exploration of the violent legacy of slavery that persists post-emancipation...
Reading Race and "Rita" in the Lady from Shanghai: Decrypting the Mogul, the Star, and the Auteur
This essay explicates the desire to be independent that derives, I argue, from the moguls who invented Hollywood, resistant actors (James Cagney) and "rogue" producers (David O. Selznick). My historical analysis of this desire as it circulates among...
Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance in Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly
This essay traces the deleterious effects of surveillance and conspiracy on the post-war subject in Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. The novel concludes with a reparative moment of counter-surveillance that restores the deadened protagonist, thus...
Testament of the Revolution (Walter Benjamin)
"Our heritage was left to us without a testament." Hannah Arendt repeatedly borrows this formula (from Rene Char) to capture the predicament of revolutionary modernity. Without a testament, without any symbolic means of transmitting the event, there...
Warwick Thornton's Mother Courage: A Battle Cry for Aboriginal Art
Warwick Thornton's installation Mother Courage, prompted by Brecht's classic drama, addresses the situation of Aboriginal Australians, especially artists, and the politics of their survival. Juxtaposing traditional paintings with contemporary media-based...
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