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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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Specters of Marxism in Frank J. Webb’s The Garies and Their Friends: Class, Race, and the Critique of Ideology

Russell Sbriglia

Exodus and Typological Plasticity in Delany, Melville, and Stowe

J. Laurence Cohen

Melville, Babel, and the Ethics of Translation

Kohei Furuya

“Man Himself is a Sign”: Emerson, C. S. Peirce, and the Semiosis of Mind

Austin Bailey