Post-Conflict Literature: Human Rights, Peace, Justice

This book brings together a variety of perspectives to explore the role of literature in the aftermath of political conflict, studying the ways in which writers approach violent conflict and the equally important subject of peace Essays put insights from Peace and Conflict Studies into dialog with the unique ways in which literature attempts to understand the past, and toThis book brings together a variety of perspectives to explore the role of literature in the aftermath of political conflict, studying the ways in which writers approach violent conflict and the equally important subject of peace Essays put insights from Peace and Conflict Studies into dialog with the unique ways in which literature attempts to understand the past, and to reimagine both the present and the future, exploring concepts like truth and reconciliation, post traumatic memory, historical reckoning, therapeutic storytelling, transitional justice, archival memory, and questions about victimhood and reparation Drawing on a range of literary texts and addressing a variety of post conflict societies, this volume charts and explores the ways in which literature attempts to depict and make sense of this new philosophical terrain As such, it aims to offer a self conscious examination of literature, and the discipline of literary studies, considering the ability of both to interrogate and explore the legacies of political and civil conflict around the world The book focuses on the experience of post Apartheid South Africa, post Troubles Northern Ireland, and post dictatorship Latin America The recent history of these regions, and in particular their acute experience of ethno religious and civil conflict, make them highly productive contexts in which to begin examining the role of literature in the aftermath of social trauma Rather than a definitive account of the subject, the collection defines a new field for literary studies, and opens it up to scholars working in other regional and national contexts To this end, the book includes essays on post 1989 Germany, post 9 11 United States, the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Sierra Leone, and narratives of asylum seeker refugee communities This volume s comparative frame draws on well established precedents for thinking about the cultural politics of these regions, making it a valuable resource for scholars of Comparative Literature, Peace and Conflicts Studies, Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and the Politics of Literature.
Post Conflict Literature Human Rights Peace Justice This book brings together a variety of perspectives to explore the role of literature in the aftermath of political conflict studying the ways in which writers approach violent conflict and the equal

  • Title: Post-Conflict Literature: Human Rights, Peace, Justice
  • Author: Chris Andrews Matt McGuire
  • ISBN: 9781138916302
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Hardcover
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