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ROMS 1113-101 (FWS Fall 2016): Thinking and Thought: Understanding #jesuischarlie: The Tradition of Satire in France: Key
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A library resource guide for students in Pauline Goul's FWS

Key questions for this class

The works linked from this guide have been selected to help you find the best answers to the key questions you may have.  Among them --

How can I:

Find works by an author (people and corporate authors).

Find works about an author. (eg. La Bruyere, or Charlie hebdo)

Find quick reliable information about an author (LRC) or general topic (EB).

Read about a cultural or social theory or philosophy.

Scan current world newspapers.

Find a reliable summary of current European news.

When is Wikipedia a good source?

When might the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica be a good source for biographical information on La Bruyere? (It's Wikipedia's main source.)

I need to know more about literary and cultural theory.

What are the chief literary and visual devices of satire?

What are the uses of satire?

What are your other questions?

Resources for understanding Charlie Hebdo (from instructor)

Some of these articles and news sources will offer suggestions for further readings, which you are encouraged to follow.

    •    A website with translations for Charlie Hebdo and context

http://www.understandingcharliehebdo.com/

    •    video on laïcité

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0TZYUilj_U

    •    video on Charlie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z2vDD4d4Ok

    •    the new complexities of laïcité

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3325285.stm

    •    Article after the January 2015 attacks about Rabelais and Charlie Hebdo

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/auden-rabelais-charlie-hebdo/#

    •    Article about the most controversial religious covers, explained

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/01/07/charlie_hebdo_covers_religious_satire_cartoons_translated_and_explained.html

    •    David Brooks’s “I am not Charlie Hebdo” column, NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/opinion/david-brooks-i-am-not-charlie-hebdo.html

    •    “Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre”, NY Times video:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/opinion/charlie-hebdo-before-the-massacre.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=RelatedCoverage&region=EndOfArticle&pgtype=article