Founded in 1967, the year of Canada's centennial, Mosaic is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to publishing the very best critical work in literature and theory. The journal brings insights from a wide variety of disciplines to bear on literary texts, cultural climates, topical issues, divergent art forms and modes of creative activity. Mosaic combines rigorous scholarship with cutting-edge exploration of theory and literary criticism. It publishes contributions from scholars around the world and it distributes to 25 countries. In North America, Mosaic is read by subscribers in almost every state and province. It can be found in 226 of the world's major university and college libraries.
Mosaic has received the following awards:
Mosaic is a quarterly scholarly journal. It was founded at the University of Manitoba in 1967, the year of Canada's centennial, taking its name and its cosmopolitan format from the country's multicultural mosaic. The journal was founded to highlight the University's commitment to wide-ranging humanistic scholarship and to provide such scholarship with an international forum. In 1980, the original subtitle, A Journal for the Comparative Study of Literature and Ideas, was changed to the current one, marking the importance of multi- and inter-disciplinarity to the Mosaic mandate. At the same time, the Editorial Board was changed to include scholars from a diversity of disciplines and the practice of soliciting essays was dropped in favor of an open submission-peer review process. In 1997, to mark its 30th anniversary, Mosaic began publishing an introduction by the Editor. In recent years, the journal has also begun to publish Editor interviews with renowned scholars and writers.
Mosaic is currently one of the world's leading journals of interdisciplinary literary-critical research. It reaches out to subscribers, readers, contributors, and reviewers in the national and international community, breaking new scholarly ground, supporting and promoting collegiality and community, and providing unique educational opportunities and resources.