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Watch “Paranoid Masculinities: Conspiracy Theory in Mark Twain’s Fiction” talk by Prof. Alex Berringer (Montevallo)
Watch “Paranoid Masculinities: Conspiracy Theory in Mark Twain’s Fiction” talk by Prof. Alex Berringer (Montevallo)

This talk explored Mark Twain’s perspective on conspiracy theory in late-nineteenth century America. In Twain’s time, public attitudes towards conspiracy theory went through a somewhat unusual change. Namely, conspiracy theory was becoming increasingly identified with amusement and entertainment. Figures such as Josiah Strong and Ignatius Donnelly drew enormous crowds and sold bestselling books by offering […]

10 November 2014