ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, June

"I Heard a Very Loud Sound": Thoreau Processes the Spectacle of Sudden, Violent Death
This essay originates in a presentation given at the 2002 convention of the American Literature Association, just nine months after the fall of the World Trade Center Towers. Thoreau Society panelists had been asked to consider how (or whether) the...
Land and the Narrative Site in Sedgwick's Hope Leslie
Catharine Maria Sedgwick was an astute politician whose writing helped to shape the historical consciousness and conscience of Americans in the early Republic. Traditionally, her novel Hope Leslie (1827) has been read as a romantic national narrative...
The Unanswerable Woman Question in William Dean Howells's A Hazard of New Fortunes
Contributing to the raging debates regarding the woman question that hovers over the era, late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature presents varying perspectives on the issue. Taking a stand for or against women's liberation...
"We Are Rising as a People": Frances Harper's Radical Views on Class and Racial Equality in Sketches of Southern Life
After all whether they encourage or discourage me, I belong to this race, and when it is down I belong to a down race; when it is up I belong to a risen race. Frances E. W. Harper, Letter to William Still, Greenville, Georgia, 29 March 1870 (Still...