Type: Contribution to book
Genres of conspiracy in nineteenth-century British writing
Michael BUTTER and Peter KNIGHT (eds), Routledge handbook of conspiracy theories, London : Routledge, 2020, pp. 415-426
CARVER, Benjamin Powys, Genres of conspiracy in nineteenth-century British writing, in Michael BUTTER and Peter KNIGHT (eds), Routledge handbook of conspiracy theories, London : Routledge, 2020, pp. 415-426 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/69563
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This chapter provides an overview of the figures and conventions in nineteenth-century literature that gave rise to what can be glossed as ‘conspiracy fiction’. Networks, invasion and detection are the tropes to which conspiracy narratives attached themselves, and from which conspiracy fiction developed into genres that are recognisable today. My discussion of these narrative modes also emphasises the importance of the print context of popular fiction and the ‘new journalism’ where ideas of enemies within and without became familiar.
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Full-text via DOI: 10.17613/hp1t-yx51