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dc.contributor.authorShaughnessy, Lorna
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-04T15:38:43Z
dc.date.available2017-07-04T15:38:43Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationShaughnessy, Lorna. (2012). From Athens to Managua: Myth and Sacrifice in Michele Najlis' Cantos de Ifigenia. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 89(8), 883-904. doi: 10.3828/bhs.2012.65en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1478-3398
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/6652
dc.description.abstractMichele Najlis is a Nicaraguan poet whose work emerged alongside the Sandinista insurrection. The Sandinistas were removed from office in 1990, creating, in political and cultural terms, one of those 'boundary situations' outlined by Paul Ricoeur, when a community will 'return to [...] that mythical nucleus which ultimately grounds and determines it' (Ricoeur 1982: 262). In 1991, Najlis published her collection Cantos de Ifigenia, which mines that mythical nucleus. This article reads Najlis' collection in the light of hermeneutic theory and classical myth, and situates it as a conscious reworking of the Iphigenia myth and an exploration of the dynamics of sacrifice in Sandinista Nicaragua. It examines the profound sense of war-weariness that Najlis' Iphigenia shares with the dramatizations of Iphigenia by Euripides and Aeschylus in fifth-century BC Athens. Ricoeur's reflections on myth and 'the recreation of language' are presented as a possible explanation for Najlis' use of classical mythology in her work at this time.en_IE
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dc.publisherLiverpool University Pressen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofBulletin Of Hispanic Studiesen
dc.subjectHispanic studiesen_IE
dc.subjectCantos de Ifigeniaen_IE
dc.subjectMichele Najlisen_IE
dc.subjectMythen_IE
dc.subjectSacrificeen_IE
dc.subjectAthensen_IE
dc.subjectManaguaen_IE
dc.titleFrom Athens to Managua: Myth and sacrifice in Michele Najlis' Cantos de Ifigeniaen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2017-07-04T10:09:57Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3828/bhs.2012.65
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.3828/bhs.2012.65en_IE
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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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