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dc.contributor.authorNorman, Nathaniel Donen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:32Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-14en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04282008-114429en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32008
dc.description.abstractThe need for an examination of the rise of various journalistic and print forms in The Gentlemanâ s Magazine is evident from the absence of scholarship in this area. One of the most important forms born in The Gentlemanâ s Magazine is the obituary. Beginning as a sparse list of deaths appended to the back of each issue of the magazine, it came to occupy a larger role in the publication within a hundred years of its inception. My study proposes to examine the reasons for this shift, focusing on the rise of the biographical form as it is treated in the works of Samuel Johnson, a prominent contributor to The Gentlemanâ s Magazine, and practiced at the hands of John Nichols, one of the magazineâ s most prominent editors. My study also seeks to characterize the content of the obituaries by historicizing them in the context of the period and within the confines of the editorial policies of the magazine itself. The magazineâ s editorial persona, Sylvanus Urbanus, provides general terms whereby the dead may be characterized. Ultimately, my study is interested in examining the representations of the deceased in the obituary form as social markers, that are necessary for understanding how groups and individuals represented society.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectbiographyen_US
dc.subjectEdward Caveen_US
dc.subjectJohn Nicholsen_US
dc.subjectGentlemanâ s Magazineen_US
dc.subjectobituaryen_US
dc.titleFrom a Record of Death to a Memory of Life: The Rise of the Biographical Obituary in the Gentlemanâ s Magazineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGraham, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberColaianne, Anthony J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRadcliffe, David Hillen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04282008-114429/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-04-28en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-05-20
dc.date.adate2008-05-20en_US


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