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.

chapter |20 pages


Glocal Narratives of Resilience and Healing
ByAna María Fraile-Marcos

chapter 2|17 pages

“The Story You Don't Want to Tell”

Decolonial Resilience in Thomas King's The Back of the Turtle
BySusie O’Brien

chapter 3|17 pages

Subaltern Discourses in Video Game Design

Pre-Columbian Cultures and Resilient Strategies in Interactive Narrative Devices
ByDaniel Escandell-Montiel

chapter 4|16 pages

Between Vulnerability and Resilience

Exploring Motherhood in Emma Donoghue's Room
ByMiriam Borham-Puyal

chapter 6|19 pages

Graphic Homelessness

Representations of Home Deprivation in Comic Form
ByMaría Jesús Hernáez-Lerena

chapter 7|13 pages

Building Collective Resilience

Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being
ByKit Dobson

chapter 8|13 pages

Cultural Memory and the Construction of a Resilient Spanish Identity

Javier Cercas' Soldados de Salamina
ByJuan Carlos Cruz-Suárez

chapter 9|15 pages

Critical Dystopias in Spanish

Memory as an Act of Resilience 1
ByAna María Fraile-Marcos, Francisca Noguerol

chapter 10|18 pages

The Fetishized Subject

Modes of Resilience in Madeleine Thien's Certainty 1
ByEva Darias-Beautell

chapter 11|11 pages

Resisting Resilience in Neoliberal Times

Rawi Hage's Cockroach 1
BySara Casco-Solís

chapter 12|12 pages

Lies and Reparation

Palliative or Poison
ByAritha van Herk