Michael Butter has been a Professor of American Literary and Cultural History at the University of Tübingen since 2014. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn in 2007 and his Habilitation from the University of Freiburg in 2012. He is the author of three monographs: The Epitome of Evil: Hitler in American Fiction, 1939–2002 (New York: Palgrave, 2009), Plots, Designs, and Schemes: American Conspiracy Theories from the Puritans to the Present (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2014), and Der »Washington-Code«: Zur Heroisierung amerikanischer Präsidenten, 1775–1865 (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2016). He has recently published a German introduction to conspiracy theories aimed at a general audience: “Nichts ist, wie es scheint:” Über Verschwörungstheorien (Suhrkamp: Berlin, 2018). More information is available here.
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