Fatal passion: The early American conspiracy plot and Charles Brockden Brown's “Wieland”
Using the Bavarian Illuminati scare of 1798, this work attempts to trace how Charles Brockden Brown uses these conspiracy narratives to plot other important eighteenth century narratives in his first novel, “Wieland”, and its companion piece “Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist”. This thesis covers a broad range of topic important to the eighteenth century, but focuses more specifically on eighteenth century politics, historiography, patriarchal and family values, and women's work and voices in literature.
Bossie, Rebecca Ilene, "Fatal passion: The early American conspiracy plot and Charles Brockden Brown's “Wieland”" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1465238.