Daredevils of history? : resilience in Armenia and Ireland
Title: Daredevils of history? : resilience in Armenia and Ireland
Publisher: Florence University Press
Citation: Special issue of Studi irelandesi : a journal of Irish studies, 2018, No. 8
The politics of mourning, victimhood and martyrdom are central to the self-images of Armenia and Ireland, and yet in the context of this special issue resilience emerges as a powerful metaphor that was previously absent from contemporary narratives of Armenian and Irish nationhood. The readings on resilience offered in this volume differ greatly in methodological focus and theoretical context, but all offer a critical view on how resilience is performed and imagined in Armenia and Ireland around the hundred-year mark. They show that resilience, much like vulnerability, is indeed “part of resistance” (Butler 2016, 26). This dual vision can replace our previous conclusions about resilience with a more nuanced understanding of what it means to resist in our world – in the past, present and future.
Table of Contents:
-- Thinking about Resilience: Introduction -- A Nation Once Again? Continuità e discontinuità nel nazionalismo irlandese -- L’Armenia moderna: rinascita nazionale e risorgimento mancato -- Speaking about Resilience: Interview with Mkrtich Tonoyan -- From Armenian Red Sunday to Irish Easter Rising: Incorporating Insurrectionary Politics into the History of the Great War’s Genocidal Turn, 1915-16 -- Sir Roger Casement on the Ottomans and Armenians in Britain’s Great War -- An Irish Diplomat Reports from Armenia, 1983 -- Trauma Stories as Resilience: Armenian and Irish National Identity in a Century of Remembering -- The Genocide and the Rising: Drama withstanding the past -- “Resilience is performed in our very own imagination”: An Artistic Intervention -- “Our revenge will be to survive”: Two Irish Narrations of the Armenian Genocide
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