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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:


“Clouds Involved the Land”: Melville, “Donelson,” and the Transatlantic Aspects of National War News

Samuel Graber

Sensationalizing the Urban West: City-Mysteries and Urban Boosterism

Tyler Roeger

William H. Prescott’s Imperial Aesthetic

Kevin M. Modestino

Inventing Late Whitman

Anton Vander Zee