Networks of Conspiracy Across Time, Space, and Media

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Perin Gurel/ University of Notre Dame
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Call for Abstracts for 2015 The Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (Toronto, Ontario, April 30 to May 3 2015).

Traditionally, scholarship on conspiracy theories has tended to focus on specific events in a certain place in time through a particular medium. This panel aims to expand current discussions of conspiracy theory by tracing the dissemination of those theories across time, space, and different media. Of particular interest are papers that show how conspiracy theories are appropriated and changed as they shift across national literatures, the news media, (pseudo) science, social networks, and other discursive fields. Please submit all abstracts to and by September 1.