Honors Capstone Project
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Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arts and Science
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Other Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
After the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the victorious fascist Nationalists dominated the liberal sympathizers and established Republican government and forced those unwilling to comply into exile. Once in a state of exile, how were Republican Spaniards able or unable to maintain their Spanish identity? By focusing on Mexico as a location of refuge for these exiles, this thesis seeks to determine the important role played by memory, both collective and individual, and how allowing themselves to connect to the past helped exiles and influenced future generations to learn about the past of their relatives. Using support from personal interviews and published poetry (of Luis Cernuda) it can be understood that Spanish Republican exiles that settled in Mexico were able to maintain their Spanish identity. At the same time, a more complicated and developed identity for their future relatives has been established by uncovering a past that continued to be repressed even after the initial event of exile
Trudeau, Alyssa Marie, "In a House, But Not a Home: Spanish Republican Exiles Find Refuge in Mexico The Question of Memory and Identity for Republican Refugees" (2014). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 745.
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