Paris, not France and the Dialogic World of the Celebrity

Jessica Hutchison

Abstract


This paper uses Mikhail Bakhtin’s interventions on performance theory to analyze the 2008 documentary “Paris, not France.” From this framework, the paper argues that the celebrity persona(e) of Paris Hilton is a dialogically constructed entity, informed by internal and external voices.

Keywords


Paris Hilton; Bakhtin; Dialogism; Heteroglossia

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