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Mahomet caricaturé : texte, image, émotion. Ou : un éclairage dérangeant

Abstract : The Mohamed caricatures: text, image, emotion. Or: a disturbing perspective. Given the deep emotive charge of the images, what caused a problem during the Mohamed caricature affair was mostly their simple republication or their use as emotional manipulation rather than their publication of origin. I would therefore like to examine this phenomenon of emotionalisation. My analysis presupposes the distinction between the "image" and "use of image", as well as between the "text" and "use of text". But as the redeployment also took place through the verbalization of the images and the iconisation of the texts, it will also be necessary to examine both the text and the image in relation to the emotion produced. I will also consider aspects such as the production, contemplation and the interpretation of the images, in a pragmatic spirit addressing the relationships between the images and those who make use of them. This is what I would like to principally show in relation to the most remarked upon caricature, that of Mohamed with an explosive turban by the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westerdaard, which general opinion found to be rather mediocre: a point which, subsequent to a comparative analysis of several similar types of satire and the exploration of new sources, will deserve modification.
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Alain Deligne. Mahomet caricaturé : texte, image, émotion. Ou : un éclairage dérangeant. Ridiculosa, 2008, 15, pp.417-431. ⟨hal-00749258⟩



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