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
Within the biological-ecological sciences from which the term Anthropocene emerged, “scale” has a longer history and broader usage than it does within the now-proliferating philosophical, critical, theoretical, and ethical discourses that address environmentalism, climate change, and the Anthropocene’s status as a sixth major extinction event. For the latter discourses, scale often refers to something “bigger” than we have ever previously encountered: climate change, for instance, as a crisis unprecedented in its scope and in the reorientation, or “reinvention,” of critical protocols that it is said to require. Given the unrelenting scale of such issues as climate change and of factors contributing to it, e.g., the shift from small-scale family farming to massive global-marketing industrial operations, must theory, too, as some suggest, undergo a transition from local and individual to global perspectives? In what might a global imaginary consist, and how might it relate to existing critiques of globalization as but a label for the hegemony of Western culture? Are broader understandings of scale available from within the ecological sciences and, if so, how might these serve as resources for the “greening of theory”?
Issue 51.3, 12 essays, 230 pages, $24.95 CAD
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