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Peter Knight Inaugural Professorial Lecture - "Everything is Connected"

Starts: 17:00 25 April 2018
Ends: 18:00 25 April 2018
What is it: Lecture
Organiser: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
How much: FREE
Who is it for: University staff, Alumni, Current University students, General public
Speaker: Professor Peter Knight

Peter Knight

Professor of American Studies

‘Everything is Connected’

One of the central assumptions of conspiracy theories is that ‘everything is connected’. Conspiracy narratives often weave together many different strands into one vast interconnected plot, with an evil mastermind behind scenes pulling the strings. But what happens to the hierarchies of power imagined by conspiracy theory in the age of decentred networks? This lecture will explore visual representations of conspiratorial causality and connectedness in American culture, ranging from the Pujo Committee’s analysis of J. P. Morgan’s financial empire in 1913, to the string-and-drawing-pin walls beloved by conspiracy obsessives in Hollywood thrillers.

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Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building

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