Macklin Fanning

Entry Year: 2019




M.A.; English, SMU (en route to Ph.D.)
M.A.; History of Ideas, UT Dallas
B.A.; Literary Studies, UT Dallas

Macklin Fanning is writing a dissertation on the life and work of John Elliot (1747-1787), London apothecary, natural philosopher, alleged criminal offender, and author of The Philosophical Quixote (1782), a satire of medico-scientific “enthusiasm.”

Recently, he and his students have been pondering The Absurd, The Gothic, and The Weird. 

He currently serves as a graduate assistant for the DeGolyer Library at SMU, where he is learning much about the day-to-day operation of a special collections library and the rare books business. 

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