Presentation Title

Tele-visioning Terror

Location

Stewart Center 318

Session Number

Session 27: THE SEMIOTICS OF TERRORISM: HOW RHETORIC AND THE MEDIA CONSTRUCT TERRORISM

Start Date

10-9-2011 1:30 PM

End Date

10-9-2011 3:00 PM

Abstract

This paper is devoted to the relationship between terrorism and media, with a special focus on the theoretical notions of “icon”, “mass” and “distance”. It aims to show how the phenomenon of modern terrorism calls into question the essence of modern democracies and their systems of information, based on the distance between vision and event.

Comments

Keywords:

caroline zekri

tele-visioning; terror; terrorism; media; icon; mass; distance; television; derrida; huyghe; mediology; democracy; information; spectacle; debord; event

 
Sep 10th, 1:30 PM Sep 10th, 3:00 PM

Tele-visioning Terror

Stewart Center 318

This paper is devoted to the relationship between terrorism and media, with a special focus on the theoretical notions of “icon”, “mass” and “distance”. It aims to show how the phenomenon of modern terrorism calls into question the essence of modern democracies and their systems of information, based on the distance between vision and event.