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Glocal Narratives of Resilience

1st Edition

Edited by Ana María Fraile-Marcos


248 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Glocal Narratives of Resilience investigates contemporary approaches to resilience through the analyses of novels, memoirs, videogames, films, graphic fiction, and other cultural mediums. Through the close reading of works by Thomas King, Emma Donoghue, Ruth Ozeki, Rafael Chirbes, Almudena Grandes, Germán Gullón, Belén Gopegui, Luis García-Jambrina, Javier Cercas, Madeleine Thien, Rawi Hage, and Kim Thúy, among others, the essays brought together in this collection discuss representations of resilience linked to the environment, cultural memory, Indigeneity, and the various kinds of traumatic violence suffered by subjects of precarity such as women, children, refugees, the homeless, the victims of civil wars and dictatorships, or the Western middle-class in times of financial crisis.

Table of Contents

Introduction: 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 Resilience 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 a Resilience Act

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

About the Editor

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature