Department or Program
Primary Wellesley Thesis Advisor
Nancy Abraham Hall
How is the 1979 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua portrayed in selected official FSLN government speeches and works of poetry between 1979 and 1990? How do these representations square with or differ from the personal recollections of Nicaraguan citizens today who lived through that era? Through close readings of diverse cultural narratives, I hope to show that Nicaraguans have configured and refigured events in order to manage and understand the transformations they lived through as individuals and as a nation.