30 years ago already, in Nicaragua…
Is the revolution present?
The arrival to power of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua on July 17, 1979 meant an extraordinary change for all of Central America. The unexpected dream of uprooting a dictatorship that had lasted for more than forty years became a reality. Despite the hostility of the Contras and the difficulties inherent to its leftist identity on the American continent, the Sandinista National Liberation Front managed to stay in power during almost eleven years.
30 years after the Revolution and almost twenty years after the party’s electoral defeat in 1990, it is essential to re-examine the legacy of the Sandinista years. What remains of the successes stemming from the revolutionary fight? How are they manifest? What survives in the national memory, in politics, in culture, for all the marginal groups and for women? Does the revolutionary spirit still exist in the new Nicaraguan government?
This panel will accept_paper proposals_on these central themes from all affiliated disciplines. Although the preferred language for papers will be Spanish, proposals in English and French will also be accepted. Deadline: February 1st, 2009.
Call for papers (castellano, English, francais):
Canadian Association of Hipanists Congress Website (Spanish):
Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities (English and French):
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