The purpose of this article is to contribute to the analysis of a genre, 'discourse about the dead', which has not been studied very much from the standpoints of rhetorical argumentation and discourse analysis. In particular, I shall focus on the obituaries published in the newspapers of the French trenches of World War 1 in an attempt to highlight their main characteristics in connection with the processes of constructing biographical memory. After presenting the corpus, I shall tackle the question of the writer-reader relationship and classify the obituaries into three specific types. Finally, I shall examine the particularities of these three categories and the ways in which these obituaries tell the story of each soldier's life and death.
|Titolo:||Les nécrologies des Poilus dans les journaux de tranchées de la Grande Guerre|
TROVATO, LOREDANA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|