Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48In this contradictory era of uneven globalization, borders multiply yet fan- tasies of borderlessness prevail. Particularly since September 11th, this para- dox has shaped deeply the lives of border-crossing subjects such as the queer, the refugee, and the activist within and beyond Canadian frontiers. In search of creative ways to engage with the conundrums related to how borders mould social and bodily space, Libe García Zarranz formulates a new cross-border ethic through post-9/11 feminist and queer transnational writing in Canada. Drawing on material feminism, critical race studies, non-humanist philosophy, and affect theory, she proposes a renewed understanding of rela- tionality beyond the lethal binaries that saturate everyday life. TransCanadian Feminist Fictions considers the corporeal, biopolitical, and affective dimen- sions of border crossing in the works of Dionne Brand, Emma Donoghue, Hiromi Goto, and Larissa Lai. Intersecting the genres of memoir, fiction, poetry, and young adult literature, García Zarranz shows how these texts address the permeability of boundaries and consider the ethical implications for minoritized populations. Urging readers to question the proclaimed glamours of globality, Trans- Canadian Feminist Fictions responds to a time of increasing inequality, mounting racism, and feminist backlash. Libe García Zarranz is a research affiliate at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta and teaches feminist literary and film theory at the University of Cambridge. Words are the foundation, the building blocks of language. While an obvious and irreplaceable concept in the minds of non-linguists, the entry word does not figure in the indexes of some books on linguistics. Why is there this neglect of the word among many contemporary linguists? Inspired by the work of the French linguist Gustave Guillaume and the last in a series of books, The Word and Its Ways in English is a study of the way the word is configured in English, and an attempt to discern its nature. Walter Hirtle presents the word as the smallest element of meaning in the brain. He also explores how thoughts in the mind of a speaker become a succession of spoken words that are translated back into meaning in the mind of a listener. He examines different categories of words and how grammatical components such as person, case, and gender contribute to a word’s meaning and are intimately linked to the mind. A thought-provoking account of the workings of grammar and the seman- tic notions that underlie grammatical distinctions, The Word and Its Ways in English is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the link between language, meaning, and words. Walter Hirtle (1927–2016) was professor of linguistics at Université Laval and the author of Language in the Mind and Making Sense out of Meaning. 4 3 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S • C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S L I N G U I S T I C S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2017 978-0-7735-4955-5 $85.00S CDN, $85.00S US, £83.00 cloth 6 x 9 200pp eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2017 978-0-7735-4965-4 $120.00S CDN, $120.00S US, £103.00 cloth 6 x 9 256pp eBook available TransCanadian Feminist Fictions New Cross-Border Ethics libe garcía zarranz A cutting-edge feminist study of borders and transnational ethics in Canadian literature since the turn of the twenty-first century. The Word and Its Ways in English Essays on the Parts of Speech and Person walter hirtle An exploration of how the mind creates words and, in turn, how words represent intended meanings.