ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, March

"For Not in Words Can It Be Spoken": John Sullivan Dwight's Transcendental Music Theory and Herman Melville's Pierre; or, the Ambiguities
In the inaugural volume of The Harbinger, John Sullivan Dwight, the foremost music critic in the United States, commented that "there is a Musical Movement in this country. Our people are trying to become musical" ("Musical Review" 12). When making...
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"It Should Be a Family Thing": Family, Nation, and Republicanism in Catharine Maria Sedgwick's a New-England Tale and the Linwoods
Trying to bridge her father's federalism and the Jacksonian democracy of her own generation, Catharine Maria Sedgwick disseminated her own brand of republican virtue throughout her prolific career as a writer of domestic advice literature and fiction....
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Open to Influence: Ralph Waldo Emerson and Audre Lorde on Loss
Astonishing and unanticipated similarities in language, emotion, philosophical creativity, and purpose exist between Ralph Waldo Emerson's remarks about his son Waldo's death and Audre Lorde's remarks about her breast cancer. Both writers experienced...
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Rents in the Landscape: The Anti-Rent War in Melville's Pierre
Melville's Pierre; or, the Ambiguities (1852) has been discussed largely in terms of its tangle of domestic and personal politics. Critics point to a number of issues--Melville's discontent with the politics of publishing, the middle-class family structure,...
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