What is The Premise of Happiness?
The Premise of Happiness: The Function of Feelings in North American Narratives (PID2020-113190GB-C21) is one of two joint research grants funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation under the broad title Narratives of Happiness and Resilience (RESHAP). The second grant is for Narrating Resilience, Achieving Happiness? Toward a Cultural Narratology (PID2020-113190GB-C22). Drawing on the previous research conducted by the team within Justice, Citizenship and Vulnerability (FFI2015-63895-C2-1-R), RESHAP aims to contribute meaningfully to the critical and theoretical scholarship on the notions of happiness and resilience and aims to address the relative scarcity of research on both notions in the specific field of literary and cultural criticism.