Leslie Leonard


Leslie Leonard is working towards a PhD in American Literature and American Studies (defending in March 2022). Leslie’s discovery of an unpublished text by Frederick Douglass appears in the fall 2021 issue of J19. Leslie is currently using an Andrew W. Mellon short-term research fellowship at the Massachusetts Historical Society in order to critically engage … Continue reading Leslie Leonard

Sophia Basaldua-Sun


Sophia Basaldua-Sun is an independent scholar of comparative literature. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stony Brook University. She lives in New York, where she spends her days working for Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. As a comparatist she works on Argentine, U.S., and French literature with a focus on turn-of-the-century prose depicting New York, Buenos Aires, and Paris. … Continue reading Sophia Basaldua-Sun

Lanya Lamouria


Lanya Lamouria is an associate professor of English at Missouri State University, where she teaches classes in British literature and organizes an annual undergraduate literature conference. She has published work on British Victorian writers’ engagement with the 1848 revolutions in Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, Dickens Studies Annual, Victorian Literature and Culture, and … Continue reading Lanya Lamouria