Date of Award
Master of Arts
English and American Literature
Robert L. Gunn
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.
Received from ProQuest
Bossie, Rebecca, "Fatal Passion: The Early American Conspiracy Plot and Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland" (2009). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 214.