ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, March

Marketplace Transactions and Sentimental Currencies in Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall
It is almost a cliche to note that in mid-nineteenth-century America the ideology of separate spheres held significant cultural currency, whereby men dominated the marketplace, while women were protected in the home. This ideology was dependent upon...
"Our Only Truly National Poets": Blackface Minstrelsy and Cultural Nationalism
In his 1845 essay "Who Are Our National Poets?", which sarcastically celebrates American literary nationalism, James Kennard, Jr. argues that a truly American poet must reject European tastes, remain at home, and develop a strong provincial identity....
Parody as Dialogue and Disenchantment: Remembering Phoebe Cary
Once popular and now nearly forgotten, reticent and at the same time flamboyant, Phoebe Cary (1824-1871) needs to be resituated among American poets, and more specifically, reinterpreted in the company of her sister, Alice (1820-1871). More read than...
Wrestling with Silence: Emily Dickinson's Calvinist God
Silence is all we dread. There's Ransom in a Voice-- But Silence is Infinity. Himself have not a face. (Fr 1300) (1) The tension between Emily Dickinson's deep anchoring in New England Calvinism--or orthodox Congregationalism, as the denomination...
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