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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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The Real Housewives of New England: Poverty and Epistemology in Lydia Maria Child’s The American Frugal Housewife

Tara Robbins Fee

Rewriting Rebellion: The Douglass-Truth Debate

Tim Bruno

The “Brilliant Careers” of “Terrible Creatures” in Henry James’ The Bostonians and Lillie Devereux Blake’s Fettered for Life

Kristin Allukian

The Year in Conferences 2018 (C19, ALA, and SSAWW)