This general issue features essays on the diurnal course of the lyric, hallucinogenic regression, landscape gardening, African speculative fiction, theories of reading, Canada’s Parliament buildings, and the Japanese Canadian experience.
Issue 52.3, 10 essays, 200 pages, $24.95 CAD
Opening with a photo-essay by Ibon Aranberri and two essays on the topic of “decolonizing water,” this issue also addresses topics including nineteenth-century glacial theory, Dracula and imperialism, psychoanalysis and Wuthering Heights, time travel in Moorcocks’s Behold the Man, the spectral artwork of Oscar Muñoz, curiosity in the Squire’s Tale, anthropomorphism and poetry, and bashfulness in the work of Margaret Cavendish.
Issue 52.2, 10 essays, 208 pages, $24.95 CAD
This issue includes essays on a variety of topics, including gothic tropics in Grace Metalious’s Peyton Place, Barthes as phenomenologist, animal ventriloquism in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace, and situational irony. The cover features the work of Dutch artist Esther Hovers.
Issue 52.1, 10 essays, 192 pages, $24.95 CAD
This special issue of Mosaic celebrates the journal’s 50th anniversary and gathers together a number of papers and events presented at a symposium to mark that occasion. The symposium, titled Living On, was initiated by Dawne McCance and held at the University of Manitoba on March 9-11, 2017. The theme and title come from Jacques Derrida’s “Living On: Borderlines” (1979) and were to acknowledge a range of issues including the journal’s interdisciplinary mandate, Mosaic’s own recent conference on lifedeath (48.1-48.4), and the increasingly fraught and troubled times that we all face. More pragmatically still, Living On was to point to the journal’s next half-century and its life under a new editor in the wake of McCance’s seventeen years at the helm. Finally, Living On was to showcase the critical work of select participants from a diverse set of fields from which Mosaic welcomes contributions.
Issue 51.4, 10 essays, 192 pages, $24.95 CAD
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