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.
Distributed Agency: David Walker’s Appeal, Black Readership, and the Politics of Self-Deportation
“From the Slave’s Point of View”: Toward a Phenomenology of Witnessing in Frederick Douglass’ 1845 Narrative
Squeezing Sperm: Nativism, Queer Contact, and the Futures of Democratic Intimacy in Moby-Dick
E. Pauline Johnson’s Poetic Acts