1st Edition

Glocal Narratives of Resilience

Edited By Ana María Fraile-Marcos Copyright 2020
    230 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    230 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Resilience discourse has recently become a global phenomenon, infiltrating the natural and social sciences, but has rarely been undertaken as an important object of study within the field of the humanities. Understanding narrative in its broad sense as the representation in art of an event or story, Glocal Narratives of Resilience investigates the contemporary approaches to resilience through the analyses of cultural narratives that engage aesthetically and ideologically in (re)shaping the notion of resilience, going beyond the scales of the personal and the local to consider the entanglement of the regional, national and global aspects embedded in the production of crises and the resulting call for resilience. After an introductory survey of the state of the art in resilience thinking, the book grounds its analyses of a wide range of narratives from the American continent, Europe, and India in various theoretical strands, spanning Psycho-social Resilience, Socio-Ecological Resilience, Subaltern Resilience, Indigenous survivance and resurgence, Neoliberal Resilience, and Compromised Resilience thinking, among others, thus opening the path toward the articulation of a cultural narratology of resilience.


    Glocal Narratives of Resilience and Healing

    Ana María Fraile-Marcos


    1 The Two Row Wampum-Covenant Chain Treaty and Trans-Systemic Resilience

    Daniel Coleman


    2 "The Story You Don’t Want to Tell": Decolonial Resilience in Thomas King’s The Back of the Turtle

    Susie O’Brien


    3 Subaltern Discourses in Video Game Design: Pre-Columbian Cultures and Resilient Strategies in Interactive Narrative Devices

    Daniel Escandell-Montiel


    4 Between Vulnerability and Resilience: Exploring Motherhood in Emma Donoghue’s Room

    Miriam Borham-Puyal


    5 Resilience and Healing in Contemporary Narratives of Sexual Violence Against Women in Indian Writing in English

    Jorge Diego-Sánchez


    6 Graphic Homelessness: Representations of Home Deprivation in Comic Form

    María Jesús Hernáez-Lerena


    7 Building Collective Resilience: Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being

    Kit Dobson


    8 Cultural Memory and the Construction of a Resilient Spanish Identity: Javier Cercas’ Soldados de Salamina

    Juan Carlos Cruz Suárez


    9 Critical Dystopias in Spanish: Memory as an Act of Resilience

    Ana María Fraile-Marcos and Francisca Noguerol


    10 The Fetishized Subject: Modes of Resilience in Madeleine Thien’s Certainty

    Eva Darias-Beautell


    11 Resisting Resilience in Neoliberal Times: Rawi Hage’s Cockroach

    Sara Casco-Solís


    12 Lies and Reparation: Palliative or Poison

    Aritha van Herk



    Ana María Fraile-Marcos is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Philology at the University of Salamanca.