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The meaning of heroes

13 August 2014

Sailors, explorers, Indian chiefs and slaves: we know them as heroes, villains and dimwits. But why are they depicted that way? Joanne van der Woude (Rosalind Franklin Fellow) has been awarded a Vidi grant to study what the political use of heroes is and how heroes are portrayed in early American English, Spanish and Nahuatl poetry.  

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