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FRIAS Lunch Lectures - Concepts, Discourses and Uses of Resilience in Literary and Social Science Studies

Prof. Philippe Hamman
Sociology, University of Strasbourg

Prof. Aurélie Choné
 
Literature, University of Strasbourg
Lunch Lecture recorded on January 14, 2021 

Concepts, Discourses and Uses of Resilience in Literary and Social Science Studies 

Social Sciences

If we define resilience as “the capacity of a system to accommodate change and still retain the same function and structure” (Margaret Robertson, 2017, Dictionary of Sustainability, Routledge, p. 122), what does sociology tell us about this concept?

Literary Studies

Resilience has been most frequently defined as positive resistance to adversity. Modern resilience studies originated among psychologists and psychiatrists. Researchers in Literary Studies have recently started using the concept and applying it in different areas.