50th-Anniversary Symposium: Living On

Mosaic celebrates its 50th anniversary and transition to the next half-century with an international interdisciplinary symposium that takes movement in trans- as it theme

Living On

March 9-11, 2017
University of Manitoba

Scheduled for the year of Mosaic’s 50th anniversary and marking both the journal’s transition to the next half-century and its transfer to a new editorship, this symposium has movement in trans- as its theme. Taking the theme and conference title from Jacques Derrida’s “Living On / Borderlines” (1979), the journal plans to celebrate this in transit occasion by bringing together participants from architecture, art, film, literature, music, and philosophy to reflect on the continuing life of their fields into the next fifty years. Without striving for consensus or conclusion but, to use Judith Butler’s words from “Finishing, Starting” (2009), “something more active, difficult, and dynamic” than that, the symposium invites participants to engage in readings that allow the works or themes they have selected to survive or live on “in states of relative dissemination” (291-92).

The symposium will include lectures, panels, and workshops, joining the following leading scholars with graduate students from across the disciplines.


  On-line Registration is now closed.

Inquiries & Credits

Address inquiries by email to:

Dr. Dawne McCance, Editor, Mosaic
Email: mosaconf@umanitoba.ca

Mosaic is grateful to the following for supporting the Living On Symposium:
  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of French, Spanish, and Italian
  • Department of History
  • Department of Religion
  • Diana Brydon, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)
  • St. John’s College
  • St. Paul’s College
  • University of Manitoba Centre for Human Rights Research