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An anatomy of Alan Moore’s doubling strategies
Jochen Ecke

The didactic doppelgänger The double is everywhere in Alan Moore’s work. In V for Vendetta , the elusive V is intent on turning working-class girl Evey into his doppelgänger by subjecting her to a simulation of the traumatic experiences of a woman known simply as ‘Valerie’, an early victim of the Larkhill

in Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition
Markus Oppolzer

Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta is not a Gothic novel – at least, if one were to rely on the ubiquitous ‘narrative props’ or ‘stock features’ that characterise the genre’s early wave (1764–1820). 1 On the contrary, this graphic novel can best be described as a rich intertextual web that combines features of several different

in Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition
The collapse of reason and sanity in Alan Moore’s From Hell
Monica Germanà

‘the morbid imagination of unbalanced minds’. Significantly, the address ends on a pessimistic note reflecting on the state of ‘our civilisation’, suggesting that, rather than the crimes themselves, it is the uncontrollable responses to them that question its rational foundations. This chapter proposes a reading of Alan Moore’s retelling of the 1888 Whitechapel murders in relation

in Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition
Subverting the Gothic heroine?
Laura Hilton

’s Mina by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill in Volumes I and II of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2 and the reinterpretation of League ’s Mina in Stephen Norrington’s film adaptation, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen . The field of Adaptation Studies will be an important context for this study, and issues surrounding the translation of Mina from textual

in Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition
Claire Sheridan

Dave Gibbons : I don’t consider Watchmen to be a pessimistic book – on the contrary, it’s very positive about the human condition. Alan Moore : I believe that with Watchmen , if we’ve achieved anything in terms of the moral aspect of it, I don’t believe that

in Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition
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An East End apocalypse
Brian Baker

vicissitudes that are but to us. 2 As in Suicide Bridge , time here has a cosmological dimension, and echoes the emphases on cosmic time and limited human time, attempting to paint on both canvases simultaneously through psychogeography and myth. This explains the time-jumping structure of White Chappell : to explore the continuities of consciousness and ‘force’, the novel grafts the 1970s and 1980s onto the 1880s. Both White Chappell , and Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s graphic narrative From Hell (1999), which is clearly indebted to Sinclair

in Iain Sinclair
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Chris Bundock
Elizabeth Effinger

and Hannibal , which have, in turn, inspired Hannibal , an American television series. Or take graphic novels, such as Todd McFarlane's Spawn (1992–present), Mike Mignola's Hellboy (1993–present), and most notably British comic artist Alan Moore's V for Vendetta (1982–89), Watchmen (1986–87), From Hell (1991–96), and even his recently published second novel, titled Jerusalem , which is a crippling

in William Blake's Gothic imagination
The Dark Knight and Balder’s descent to Hel
Dustin Geeraert

Eco, ‘ The myth of Superman ’, trans. Nathalie Chilton, Diacritics , 2:1 (Spring 1972), 14–22 (15). See also Mircea Eliade, Myth and Reality , trans. Willard R. Trask (Long Grove: Waveland, 1963). 5 Steve Brie, ‘Spandex parables: justice, criminality and the ethics of vigilantism in Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke ’, in William T. Rossiter and Steve Brie (eds), Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2010), pp. 203–15 (203). 6 Dennis O

in From Iceland to the Americas
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David Annwn Jones

. Modern Gothic and horror artists still work in the stereoscopic medium offering images of monsters, witches, axe-murderers and vampires but buyers should display caution. Some of these tableaux are really lenticular images, which jump under the viewer’s gaze and display a certain, transitory depth but are based on a different form of technology, as are contemporary holograms. Alan Moore and Kevin O

in Gothic effigy
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A history of female werewolves
Hannah Priest

herself to a ‘coffee machine’ that has been ‘abused’. Thus, ‘lycanthropy’ is an alternative to the patriarchal control of both the home and the contemporary workplace. Unlike in Alan Moore’s graphic story ‘The Curse’, in which a beleaguered and menstruating housewife turns her lycanthropic rage against her husband, ripping him to pieces in their family home, Shakira’s ‘She Wolf

in She-wolf