J19 | Spring 2021

Editors: Elizabeth Duquette and Stacey Margolis

Table of Contents



"'Something Pathetic as Well as Wonderful': Celia Thaxter's Paratextual Interventions," Maura D'Amore (13-25)


"Not Quite a Turn: Rethinking Biography and Evidence" (26-30)

"Finding Frank," Jessie Morgan-Owens (31-39)

"Discredited Knowledges and Black Religious Ways of Knowing," Ahmad Greene-Hayes (41-49)

"Duplicity: Kidnapping and the Problem of Evidence in Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave," Janet Neary (51-59)

"What Good Is a Moment?," Scott Hancock (61-68)

"To Fathom His Very Roots: Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance and 'Evidence' of His Literary Racial Passing," DeLisa D. Hawkes (69-80)

"Biographical Evidence and the Law of Presumptions," Simon Stern (83-89)

"Lived Craftwork," Zachary Tavlin (91-96)

"Memoirs of Madness," Liana Kathleen Glew (97-104)

“Making Labor Visible: The One-Sided Correspondence of Sarah Orne Jewett and Abbie S. Beede," Kelsey Squire (105-111)

"Biography, Intentionality, and Interpretation: Poe and 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue,'" Scott Peeples (112-120)

"Invisible Illness," Shari Goldberg (121-128)

"What Was Boston Marriage? Sarah Orne Jewett and Biography

Melissa J. Homestead," Melissa J. Homestead (129-136) 

"Nathaniel Hawthorne's Civil War," Gordon Hutner (137-144)

"Rappacini's Son," Jordan Alexander Stein (145-154)

"'A Wasted Sympathy': Undiagnosing Winifred Howells," Lindsey Grubbs (155-183)

"Sandy's Root, Douglass's Mêtis: 'Black Art' and the Craft of Resistance in the Slave Narratives of Frederick Douglass," John Brooks (185-205)

"A Queer Tale of Two Endings: Alice Dunbar-Nelson and 'His Heart's Desire,'" Jean M. Lutes (207-228)

"Hearing Deliberately: Sensible Communication and Perception in Walden," Rachel Kolb (229-250)

BIOS (251-254)


Image: Cherokee Phoenix, February 21, 1828