• Zahid R. Chaudhary deposited Paranoid Publics in the group Group logo of 2020 MLA Convention2020 MLA Convention on MLA Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This article takes up the insurrection in Washington DC, and the paranoid politics of QAnon. It analyzes the gamification of paranoia across QAnon and related paranoid publics, tracking such gamification as a political-economic demand generated by neoliberalism. Taking seriously Sigmund Freud’s insight that delusional formations are attempts at recovery, this article reads QAnon as a part of a symptomatology of the social world.