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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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Deconstructing the Damsel in Distress: Gothic Revisions of Gender and Agency in Julia Ward Howe’s The Hermaphrodite

Heather E. Barrett

Cooper’s Revolution: The Language of Law and Love in The Pilot¬†

Valerie Sirenko

The Death of Anti-Whiggery in The House of Seven Gables

David Grant

The Year in Conferences (MLA, C19, ALA)