Thursday, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 9B, ACC
Transatlantic Religion and Madness: Intellectual Disability and Anglo-American Faith Narratives
A special session. Presiding: Frank Christianson, Brigham Young Univ., UT
1. “‘I Was Tempted So Far As to Threaten My Life’: Suicidal Enthusiasm and Compulsory Able-Mindedness,” Scott Larson, George Washington Univ.
2. “Phillis Wheatley and the Construction of Black Intellectual Disability in Eighteenth-Century America,” George Gordon-Smith, Emory Univ.
3. “Parallel Prosecutions: Mormon Polygamy, Racial Otherness, and Evidentiary Doubt in The Dynamiter and A Study in Scarlet,” Brian Wall, Univ. of Edinburgh
Respondent: Frank Christianson
For abstracts, visit https://transatlanticreligionandmadness.commons.mla.org.