ISBN-10:
0786434678
ISBN-13:
9780786434671
Pub. Date:
02/25/2008
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
V for Vendetta as Cultural Pastiche: A Critical Study of the Graphic Novel and Film

V for Vendetta as Cultural Pastiche: A Critical Study of the Graphic Novel and Film

by James R. Keller

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ISBN-13: 9780786434671
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

James R. Keller is a professor and chair of the English and Theatre department at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. The author or editor of numerous works about popular culture, he lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Introduction: Shadow Texts, Superstrings, and Parallel Universes 1



1. Tyranny and the Powder Treason 17

2. V’s Terrorism: Power and Performance 36

3. “Half Sick of Shadows”: Tennyson, Waterhouse, and The Lady of Shalott 60

4. V and The Count of Monte Cristo 78

5. 1984 and the Dystopian Genre 90

6. Knight, Death, and Devil 105

7 “Odds and Ends Stolen Forth of Holy Writ”: Shakespeare and the Invention of V 123

8. “Monuments of Unaging Intellect”: The Shadows in V’s Gallery 165

9. V for Virus: The Spectacle of the AIDS Avenger and the Biomedical Military Trope 191



Conclusion: Of Shadow Texts 223

Bibliography 229

Index 235

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