Poetics of Resistance: Introduction


  • Cornelia Gräbner Lancaster University
  • David M.J. Wood National Autonomous University of Mexico


resistance, poetics, art, literature, neoliberalism, globalization, culture, autonomy, aesthetics


The following text provides a conceptual and theoretical introduction to a collection of essays written by members of the multidisciplinary network of scholars, artists and cultural producers named ‘Poetics of Resistance', which seeks to analyse and encourage discussion of the relationships between creativity, culture and political resistance, in the context of neoliberal globalization. The introduction also provides a critical glossary of a set of loosely interlinking keywords, following Raymond Williams, that mark points of encounter and departure between the approaches of the various authors (not to be confused with the list of keywords used to index each article). Rather than presenting a completed research project, this issue serves as a basis for continuing collaborative research and dialogue in the field, and invites readers to join in the ongoing debate. The contributors to this issue are Paulina Aroch Fugellie, Burghard Baltrusch, Arturo Casas, Marí­a do Cebreiro Rábade Villar, Roberto Echavarren, Marcos Giadas Conde, Cornelia Gräbner, Nathalia Jabur, Thomas Muhr and David Wood.

Author Biography

Cornelia Gräbner, Lancaster University

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Department of European Languages and Cultures




How to Cite

Gräbner, C., & Wood, D. M. (2010). Poetics of Resistance: Introduction. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 6(2), 1–19. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/208