ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, June

"I Saw Everything but Could Comprehend Nothing": Melville's Typee, Travel Narrative, and Colonial Discourse
Typee is Melville's "preface to his brief against civilization" (Anderson 132), which he was later to develop more comprehensively and devastatingly in Moby-Dick, Pierre, and much of his later fiction. As the use of the word `preface' suggests,...
"Prayers in the Market Place": Women and Low Culture in Catharine Sedgwick's, "Cacoethes Scribendi"
Our nation's learning rests on Caesar's whim Since he alone still favors our sad Muses, And writers daily, seeing life grow grim, Take jobs in baths or ploy some other ruses ... Despite this all, our poets carry on, Plowing their sterile furrows...
The Economics of Loss: Emerson's "Threnody"
I was ... eight years old when he died, and only remember a ... gentleman ... severe to us children, who twice or thrice put me in mortal terror by forcing me into the salt water off some wharf or bathing house, and I still recall the fright with...
The Portable Pulpit: Religious Tracts, Cultural Power, and the Risk of Reading
Clerical religious authority in early nineteenth-century New England was transformed by the landmark events of the Unitarian schism of 1815 and the disestablishment of the Congregational Church in Connecticut in 1818. As I have argued elsewhere,...