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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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A Postsecular Iola Leroy: Frances Harper’s Revision of Philadelphia Unitarianism

Dawn Coleman

The Return of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Eric Gardner

Authority, Affect, and Impersonality in Lydia Maria Child’s Social Criticism

Bonnie Carr O’Neill

“I Shall Get So Decayed with Laziness”: The Ideology of the Broke Down Veteran

Ashley E. Bowen