The Englishness of Heroines and Heroes Symbolism, Embodiment, Narratives & Identities
28-29th September 2006
Universitat de les Illes Balears (Palma Majorca Spain)
International Institute for the Study of Englishness
What makes an English hero(in)e at a given historical juncture?
How far does the English hero(in)e operate to reconcile and/or expose tensions between individuality and group identities?
What is the importance of the heroic act to English identity?
What difference does gender make to the relationship between Englishness and the hero(in)eic?
Has the hero(in)e changed through time?
What does the hero(in)e embody?
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