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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.

Current Issue:


The Novelist and the Mystic: Swedenborgian Horizons in the Realism of William Dean Howells  

Todd Barosky

Caribbean Visions: Revolutionary Mysticism in “Theresa: A Haytien Tale”

Mary Grace Albanese

The Economic Underpinnings of Nineteenth-Century American It-Narratives: The Case of Merry’s Museum, 1845

Christopher Douglas

Melville beyond Marx: Democracy and Primitive Accumulation in Pierre

Patrick McDonald