Rampike magazine, edited by Karl Jirgens and in print since 1979, features post-modern art and writing from around the world with a strong focus on Canadian expression. The journal has received substantial support from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council and has published interviews and works by internationally acclaimed figures.

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Current Issue: Volume 22, Number 1 (2012) Re-recorded Histories

This issue of Rampike features artists and writers who take a second look at the past, while re-situating and re-conceptualizing recorded histories of events, records, and personal encounters. They provide reinscriptions of ancient and contemporary myths, educational texts, cultural events, biographies of artists and writers, accounts of medical procedures, engagements with indigenous cultures, and even reconsiderations of the conventions of art itself including photography, poetics, and narratology. The mind’s eye re-envisions what once was, and re-situates it within the present. The result is an unresolved dialogical discourse that engages the audience in evaluating the original event phenomenon through the artist’s reconceptualization.


Re-recorded Histories
Karl E. Jirgens, Phil Hall, Diane Schoemperlen, Collete Broeders, Samantha Therrien, Niels Hav, Alison Dilworth, Stephen Bett, Faruk Ulay, Brenda F. Pelkey, Norman Lock, Vittori Baroni, Christopher Prendergast, Joseph Hubbard, Hélène Samson, Guy Sioui-Durand, Norman Cornett, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Holly Anderson, Paulo da Costa, M.A.C. Farrant, Joanna Katchutas, Christina Spina, Kye Kocher, Brian Aldiss, Misha Nogha, Richard Truhlar, Orchid Tierney, Gerry Smith, Beatriz Hausner, Robert Dawson, Len Gasparini, Vicky Reuter, Nicole Markotić, Meredith Quartermain, Fred Wah, Eldon Garnet, and Carol Stetser

Publishing Editor

Karl E. Jirgens, University of Windsor

Cover Art

Diane Schoemperlen