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dc.contributor.advisorDesBrisay, Gordonen_US
dc.creatorKrueger, Kurten_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-23T20:20:08Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:09:04Z
dc.date.available2011-11-24T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:09:04Z
dc.date.created2010-09en_US
dc.date.issued2010-09en_US
dc.date.submittedSeptember 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-11232010-202008en_US
dc.description.abstractJames Boswell (1740-1795), biographer of Samuel Johnson and lifelong diarist, provided one of the most detailed descriptions of eighteenth-century London life in his London Journal: 1762-1763. In it, Boswell chronicled his self-conscious attempts to refashion himself from the uncultivated Scottish youth that he worried he was into the refined London gentleman he desperately wanted to become. Moving to London at a time when Post-Union Britain was supposedly ushering in a new era of ‘Britishness’, Boswell’s musings offer a different perspective, one in which nationalism – specifically, English and Scottish nationalism – played an important role in Boswell’s quest to construct his idealized genteel identity. Examinations of Boswell’s Journal reveal important insight into his views on national identity, masculinity, and the city of London itself, as well as how all of these aspects relate to each other in shaping Boswell’s quest to shape his character.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectMasculinityen_US
dc.subjectSpaceen_US
dc.subjectJames Boswell (1740-1795)en_US
dc.subjectNationalismen_US
dc.title“I think myself as good as anybody” : nationalism, manliness, space and identity in Boswell’s London Journalen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcCannon, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStephanson, Rayen_US


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