ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, March

Race and the Gothic Monster: The Xenophobic Impulse of Louisa May Alcott's "Taming a Tartar"
In her study entitled Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters, Judith Halberstam concludes her rereading of the Gothic monster by implicating more than just the horror genre in the veiled construction of social prejudice. Warning against...
The Detective Gaze: Edgar A. Poe, the Flaneur, and the Physiognomy of Crime
Among the many achievements in the short and difficult life of Edgar A. Poe was the creation of the detective tale as a popular literary genre. The extraordinary feats of ratiocination performed by C. Auguste Dupin in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue,"...
"This Dainty Woman's Hand ... Red with Blood": E. D. E. N. Southworth's the Hidden Hand as Abolitionist Narrative
The political commitments of nineteenth-century novelist E. D. E. N. Southworth (1819-1899) have often been difficult for contemporary scholars to observe. A major reason for this difficulty is that The Hidden Hand, the novel for which Southworth has...
Why Jo Didn't Marry Laurie: Louisa May Alcott and the Heir of Redclyffe(1)
I enjoy romancing to suit myself ... I hope it is good drill for fancy and language, for I can do it fast, and Mr. [Frank] L[eslie] says my tales are so `dramatic, vivid, and full of plot,' they are just what he wants. (Louisa May Alcott, Journals...