ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

ATQ (The American transcendental Quarterly) is a magazine specializing in Humanities topics.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, June

"A Frail Structure of Our Own Rearing": The Value(s) of Home in the Marble Faun
[W]hen people insist on building indestructible houses, they incur, or their children do, a misfortune analogous to that of the sibyl, when she obtained the grievous boon of immortality. Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun In many ways Hawthorne's...
Giles Corey and the Pressing Past
Within the finest writings of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, the New England past is rarely far removed from present action or inaction. Her characters often function in the context of restrictions others or they themselves have placed upon them in earlier...
Mining and Rape in Frank Norris's McTeague
Early in Frank Norris's novel McTeague, Maria Macapa brings the items she has pilfered from the apartments she cleans on San Francisco's Polk Street to Zerkow, the junk dealer, to sell. "[A]bsorbed at once in the affair," Zerkow becomes excited by...
Sent Meaning vs. Attached Meaning: Two Interpretations of Interpretation in the Scarlet Letter
The many interpretations of signs in The Scarlet Letter have often been noted. But its alternative interpretations of interpretation itself are not so often discussed. Among the novel's multiple interpretations is one that refuses to interpret, denying...