New Publication: Romantic Narratives of Heroism in Politics - Entry in the Encyclopedia of Heroism Studies

21.05.2024 -  

Romantic Narratives of Heroism in Politics

Our fellow studentGabriela Pancheva &Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer have jointly published a new entry in the Encyclopedia of Heroism Studies under the title: Romantic Narratives of Heroism in Politics


In the definition, romantic narratives of heroism in politics refer to the “hero” in warfare, the creation of the state and nationalism, the formulation of national myth and history. The hero in these situations contributes to the construction of emotionality and identification, the legitimation and glorification of violence, the silencing of misbehavior, the creation of (gendered) hierarchies, and the establishment of both normal and exceptional behavior.


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