non-Englishness

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non-Englishness (uncountable)

  1. The state or condition of not being English.
    • 2009, Lloyd Edward Kermode, Aliens and Englishness in Elizabethan Drama
      In contrast to these positions, Aliens and Englishness is concerned with an important body of sixteenth-century drama that works out Englishness by dealing not with exotic or ancient others but with European aliens of the present and relatively recent past; not by resistance and antithesis alone but by absorption and similitude; not with 'elsewhere' as a location of non-Englishness but with the here and often the now of England []

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