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Improper NamesCollective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous$
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Marco Deseriis

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694860

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.001.0001

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Luther Blissett, the Mythmaker

Luther Blissett, the Mythmaker

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Improper Names

Marco Deseriis

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter shows how the founders of Luther Blissett were aware of the Canstin experience and thus adopted a series of measures to prevent individuals from over-identifying with the alias, which was used to author media pranks, sell apocryphal manuscripts to publishers, fabricate artists and artworks, denounce media witch hunts, and author best-selling novels.

Keywords:   media and culture, media studies, Luther Blissett, Internet activism, authorship, pseudonym, anonymity, culture jamming, open pop star

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