This article aims to address the forms and mechanisms of the representation of the child in the French press of World War I, based on its various linguisticodiscursive and iconic evocations. As an object of semio-verbal discourse, the child plays a leading role, as it is used as a tool of nationalist propaganda supporting the French commitment against the German invader. His ethos is in fact exploited as a sort of rhetorical and pathemic argument, aimed at making the reader adhere to a certain image of war and the French soldier, while at the same time arousing pathos. In addition, we will consider the function of play and school, as motors and vectors of patriotic ideology, in order to sketch a rather exhaustive picture of this problem and try to offer a modest contribution to the exegesis of this rather complex period of world history.
|Titolo:||Les enfants en guerre dans la presse française de 1914-1918|
TROVATO, LOREDANA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|