Corpus ID: 16272527

A is for Anarchy , V is for Vendetta : Images of Guy Fawkes and the Creation of Postmodern Anarchism

@inproceedings{Vendelfa2010AIF,
  title={A is for Anarchy , V is for Vendetta : Images of Guy Fawkes and the Creation of Postmodern Anarchism},
  author={Vfor Vendelfa},
  year={2010}
}
Although the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 failed at the level of conventional political action, it had a profound impact on Anglo-American political culture. The Plot added the face of Guy Fawkes to our political iconography, and Introduced the word 'guy' into the English language. This paper argues that the face of Fawkes and the word 'guy' have become what poststructuralists call 'free floating signifiers.' Liberated from all permanent meaning, this image and this word have become potent… Expand
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