BOBC     Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung

WIKINDX Resources

Gray, Maggie: "‘Fascism knows only one superman: the state’. Alan Moore's V for Vendetta vs the Iron Lady." In: Object 10 (2008). 
Added by: joachim (04 Mar 2014 22:27:26 Europe/Berlin)   Last edited by: joachim (05 Mar 2014 11:53:20 Europe/Berlin)
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Gray2008
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: "V for Vendetta", Großbritannien, Lloyd. David, Moore. Alan, Politik
Creators: Gray
Collection: Object
Views: 6/238
Views index: 2%
Popularity index: 0.5%
This paper considers the characterisation of British fascism found in the Alan Moore and David Lloyd comic ‘V for Vendetta’, and how their depiction of a future fascist state as a realistic possibility corresponded with contemporary perceptions of Thatcherism from the left and resonated with contemporary anti-fascist mobilisations, specifically Rock Against Racism. It also analyses the dynamic contrast of fascism and anarchism which is a core structural theme of the work and how that related to historical and contemporary anarchist struggles. Finally it considers notions of cultural resistance both within the narrative and in terms of the comic itself as a counter-hegemonic intervention through popular culture. This paper places the work in the context of the specific practice, politics and aesthetics of the anthology in which it originally appeared from 1982, the independent publication Warrior, and traces its significance to the historical development of British comics. Moore and Lloyd’s self-reflexive subversion of the conventions of the superhero is situated in relation to the historical development of that genre and more broadly in correspondence to the Situationist concept of detournement. The paper also looks in detail at how the comic subverted stylistic and semiotic conventions and narrative techniques.
wikindx 5.7 ©2018 | Total resources: 12238 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Comicforschung-Bibliographie Stil (CFB) | Database queries: 50 | DB execution: 0.28998 secs | Script execution: 0.30482 secs

PHP execution time: 0.01392 s
SQL connection time: 0.00019 s
SQL execution time: 0.28979 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00111 s
Total elapsed time: 0.30482 s
Peak memory usage: 1.7989 MB
Memory at close: 1.7477 MB