Lecture Outlines 2008

desert.gif (57184 bytes)

truthis.gif (3179 bytes)

Outlines will be posted in the grid below as they become available, usually after they are given.

1. Introduction

2. Understanding Conspiracy Theory

3. Common Conspiracy Motifs in the 9/11 Controversy

here we started doing the lectures somewhat out of the order listed on the syllabus . . . 

6. Conspiracy Theory Today: Evangelical Religion, the Family and the Devil (Satanism scare)

5. Conspiracy Theory Today: Race and Social Change

8. JFK: The Assassination in Context

9. JFK: History of the Conspiracy Theories

7. Enemies and Friends from Space: UFOs and Aliens in Postwar American Culture

10. Witchcraft: The American Conspiracy Theory

12. Competing Conspiracy Theories in the New American Nation (Illuminati and other subversives)

13. The Politics of Conspiracy Theory in 19th-Century America (Antimasonry, Anti- Catholicism, & Nativism)

15. Antisemitism and Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory