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Department of English ESQ

ESQ 68.4 CoverESQ is devoted to the study of nineteenth-century American literature. We invite submission of original articles, welcome work grounded in a wide range of theoretical and critical perspectives, and encourage inquiries proposing submissions and projects. Please contact us with comments and queries.

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“If Actresses Ever Are Themselves”: Living Pictures, Dying Women, and British Class Pretensions in Alcott’s Behind a Mask

Michael D’Alessandro

Thoreau’s Saxon Letters

Annie Abrams

Thoreauvian Disappointment: Losing the Plot in The Maine Woods

Rachael DeWitt