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.

Les nécrologies des Poilus dans les journaux de tranchées de la Grande Guerre

loredana trovato
2017

Abstract

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.
Cet article propose de contribuer à l’analyse d'un genre, 'le discours sur les morts', qui a été relativement peu étudié sous l'angle de l’argumentation rhétorique et de l’analyse du discours. Je me focaliserai en particulier sur les nécrologies parues dans les journaux de tranchées français de la Première Guerre mondiale, dont j’essaierai de mettre en relief les caractéristiques principales en rapport avec les processus de construction de la mémoire biographique. Après la présentation du corpus utilisé, j'aborderai la question du lien scripteur / lecteur et je classerai les nécrologies en trois types distincts dont j'examinerai ensuite les spécificités et les modalités constituant le récit de la vie et de la mort du soldat.
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