Histrionics of the Pulpit and Trans-Tonalities of Religious Enthusiasm

Scott Larson

University of Michigan

Scott Larson is a Lecturer of American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research and teaching focus on transgender studies, sexuality, religion, and secularity in the early Anglophone Atlantic world. His book project investigates the ways that radical religious experience—what critics decried as “enthusiasm”—offers ways of understanding gender, disability, and race prior to the nineteenth-century sexological sciences. His work has appeared in the Journal of Early American Studies and on Notches history of sexuality blog. He received a M.A. in Theology at Yale Divinity School and his Ph.D. in American Studies at George Washington University in 2016.


Deepening the panel’s interest in the politics of representation and satire, Scott Larson’s paper “Histrionics of the Pulpit and Trans-Tonalities of Religious Enthusiasm” develops the concept of trans-tonality to... [ view full abstract ]


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