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L'étude narratologique du fait divers et du people: hybridation, intersections et renouvellement des problématiques

Published in Albertini, F. & Pélissier, N. Les sciences de l'information et de la communication à la rencontre des Cultural Studies. Paris: L'Harmattan. 2009, p. 175-190
Collection Communication et Civilisation
Abstract The aim of this paper is to examine how celebrity news and the french-speaking category “fait divers” can be interesting in order to rethink the links between Cultural Studies and Sciences of News and Communication. Both of these genres are indeed hybrids: they are cultural objects and at the same time they come under news. They therefore need and make possible a intersection of Cultural Studies and Information Sciences. I will examine the content and narratives of these celebrity news and "fait divers", with the aim of raising three main issues, which seems fundamental to me. I will first examine the question of fiction and reality in these narratives. I will then wonder about the configuration these narratives generate, and its potential for solving the time-paradoxes. Finally, I will focus on the question of intimacy, exhibited in both “faits divers” and celebrity news, and its consequences on the negotiation of identities. This last question will shortly raise the problem of access in the public sphere and its legitimacy.
Keywords Fait diversPeopleCrime newsCelebrity newsMediaRécit
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