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The expression littrature migrante coined by Qubcois critics in the mid-1980s reected the emerging body of literary works written by recent immigrants to the province. Redening the concept of migrancy Subha Xaviers The Migrant Text argues that global movements of people have fundamentally changed literary production over the past thirty years. Bringing together a corpus of recent novels by immigrants to France and Quebec Xavier suggests that these diverse works extend beyond labels such as francophone or postcolonial literature to forge a new mode of writing that deserves recognition on its own terms. Weaving together literary theory and salient examples taken from numerous French-language novels The Migrant Text shows how both external and internal factors shape migrant writing in contemporary French literature. The opening chapters trace the elusive concept of the migrant as it appears in extant theories of nationalism post- colonialism world literature and francophonie. What follows are incisive analyses of ction written for French audiences by authors from Algeria Cameroon China Haiti Iraq and Poland whose works reveal that troubling national categories and evading colonial power dynamics are wellsprings for creativity. One of the most pressing social and political topics of our day immigra- tion challenges our ideas about homeland and citizenship. Celebrating the courage and tenacity of immigrants from around the world The Migrant Text carves a new space for discussing the dynamics of global literature. Subha Xavier is assistant professor of French at Emory University. In Adapted Brains and Imaginary Worlds Donald Beecher explores the char- acteristics and idiosyncrasies of the brain as they affect the study of ction. He builds upon insights from the cognitive sciences to explain how we actu- alize imaginary persons read the clues to their intentional states assess their representations of selfhood and empathize with their felt experiences in imaginary environments. He considers how our own faculty of memory in all its selective particularity and planned oblivion becomes an increasingly signicant dimension of the critical act and how our own emotions become aggressive readers of literary experience culminating in states which dene the genres of literature. Beecher illustrates his points with examples from major works of the Renaissance period including Dr Faustus The Faerie Queene Measure for Measure The Yorkshire Tragedy Menaphon The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus and The Moral Philosophy of Doni. In this volume studies in the science of mind come into their own in explaining the architectures of the brain that shape such emergent properties as empathy suspense curios- ity the formation of communities gossip rationalization confabulation and so much more that pertains to the behaviour of characters the orientation of readers and the construction of meaning. Discussing a breadth of topics from the mysteries of the criminal mind to the psychology of tears Adapted Brains and Imaginary Worlds is the most comprehensive work available on the study of ctional worlds and their relation to the constitution of the human brain. Donald Beecher is Chancellors Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University. 3 7 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2016 978-0-7735-4760-5 34.95A 34.95A 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4759-9 100.00S 100.00S 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 264pp Ebook available The Migrant Text Making and Marketing a Global French Literature subha xavier A wide-ranging analysis of French literature and immigration inventing a new category for migrant texts. L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S M I G R AT I O N S T U D I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S March 2016 978-0-7735-4681-3 39.95A 39.95A 27.99 paper 978-0-7735-4680-6 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 496pp Ebook available L I T E R A R Y C R I T I C I S M P H I L O S O P H Y Adapted Brains and Imaginary Worlds Cognitive Science and the Literature of the Renaissance donald beecher Building bridges between brain science and ctional creations may be literary criticisms most pressing new challenge.