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the people of England

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the discipline that studies the English language and literature

(sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

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That identification with England and expressions of Englishness are becoming more commonplace is now widely acknowledged.
The book also addresses the often avoided question of whether the issue of Englishness can be related to distinct musical elements.
However support for a public holiday is conditional and many are reluctant to give up existing public holidays to mark their Englishness.
Kenny, who holds a Leverhulme Trust major research fellowship, has explored and investigated the phenomenon of Englishness in his forthcoming book, The Politics of English Nationhood (Oxford University Press), which will be published in February 2014.
Yet there are suggestions that right-wing, anti-Muslim nationalist groups are becoming increasingly focused on Englishness or Welshness.
Women's Writing, Englishness and National Cultural Identity: The Mobile Woman and the Migrant Voice, 1938-1962 is a significant addition to the field, both in terms of its retrieval of forgotten or neglected authors whose work enriched the British literary landscape in the middle decades of the twentieth century and in terms of its placement of Woman at the heart of cultural debates about Englishness and nationhood during the reconstruction of Britain after the Second World War.
He will say Englishness has been neglected by Labour for too long.
which a contemporary Englishness is being constructed.
Lancaster said: "England want to put the best side out and I don't think there are any concerns we are losing our Englishness.
In essence, while I sympathise implicitly with her comments regarding the complexities involved on the question of what Englishness means in definitive terms, I have to express my concern that somehow, or other, she has been misinformed on the subject of English history, in particular with regard to the Roman occupation.
I'M a big fan of Midsomer Murders and love the suspense and quintessential Englishness of the programme.
17) Englishness, depicted in terms of sound effects, also appears as a secular miracle in the novel; opposed to pedagogical voices, sounds evoke the indivisible story of England and its colonies, suggesting that The Satanic Verses, apart from rewriting the founding myth of Islam, can also be read as a peculiar national narrative.
Over the past decade, more specifically since power devolution to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in June 1999, there has been a revival of the discourses on Englishness and English national identity.
Aliens and Englishness in Elizabethan Drama, by Lloyd Edward Kermode.
I came early to the delights of Eothen; all I ask for in mid-Victorian Englishness