This study examines the reactions — both in real life and on social media — to two terrorist attacks in Paris: satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 and the Bataclan shooting in November 2015. Using Richard Sennett's Fall of Public Man and Antonin Artaud's Le théâtre et son double to explore these reactions as theater, this approach reveals the religious nature of supposedly secular reactions to religious extremism.
College and Department
Humanities; French and Italian
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
DeSoto, Barbara Luisa, "Violence, Transcendence and Spectacle in the Age of Social Media: #JeSuisCharlie Demonstrations and Hollande's Speech after the 2015 Terrorist Attacks" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 6472.
theater, satire, terrorism, violence, social media, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, Richard Sennett, Antonin Artaud, Emmanuel Todd, France, Paris