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dc.contributor.authorShaughnessy, Lorna
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-28T13:53:19Z
dc.date.available2018-03-28T13:53:19Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationShaughnessy, Lorna. (2018). Migrating Myths: From Greece to Nicaragua, Mexico and Ireland. Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 9(1).en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1661-6065
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/7246
dc.description.abstractMichèle Najlis is a Nicaraguan poet associated with the Sandinista Revolution; her 1991 collection of poems Cantos de Ifigenia (Songs of Iphigenia) has had a deep and lasting impact on my academic and creative work. This article analyses the political context in which Najlis’ poems were written, and examines how she deploys the mythical narrative of Iphigenia’s sacrifice to communicate the mood of disillusionment and despair that followed the defeat of the Sandinistas in the 1990 elections, particularly for women activists. It explores the ways in which this mythical narrative has served as a vehicle to explore themes such as war and betrayal, comparing Euripides’ plays, Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia among the Taurians, Najlis’ Cantos de Ifigenia, and some of my own poetry and 2017 theatre piece, The Sacrificial Wind.en_IE
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dc.publisherSociety for Irish Latin America Studies (SILAS)en_IE
dc.relation.ispartofIrish Migration Studies in Latin Americaen
dc.subjectMigrating mythsen_IE
dc.subjectGreeceen_IE
dc.subjectNicaraguaen_IE
dc.subjectMexicoen_IE
dc.subjectIrelanden_IE
dc.subjectIrish Latin American Studiesen_IE
dc.titleMigrating myths: From Greece to Nicaragua, Mexico and Irelanden_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-03-27T20:33:06Z
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://www.irlandeses.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/greece-4.pdfen_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactLorna Shaughnessy, Dept. Of Spanish, Room 304, Arts Millennium Building, Nui Galway. 2229 Email: lorna.shaughnessy@nuigalway.ie
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