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Department of English ESQ

ESQ 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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Special Issue: Re-Transcendentalizing the Transcendentalists


Re-Transcendentalizing the Transcendentalists (Introduction)

Daniel S. Malachuk

Emersonian Transcendentalism and the Invention of Religion(s) in the Nineteenth Century

Jan Stievermann

Margaret Fuller and the Alternative Transcendentalism

David M. Robinson

“Sacred Calling” in Nineteenth-Century Authorship: Wordsworth, Emerson, Thackeray

Günter Leypoldt

Emerson’s Temporalities: The Eternal Present vs. the Not Yet Present

Danielle Follett

Theodore Parker and the Problem of Criticism

Kenyon Gradert

The Sphinx at the Crossroads:Transcendentalism Meets the Anthropocene

Laura Dassow Walls