Jill Colvin Jones

Research & Publications


  •  “Taking the Axe to Babylon: Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Lost’ Caroline Stories, Gender, Place and Power.” Mississippi Quarterly (Forthcoming, 2018)


  •  “Zora Neale Hurston’s Florida Beginnings: The Cakewalk, the Jim Crow Car, and Internalized Racism in Color Struck.” Literary Floridas, Editors John King, Danita Berg, Nathan Holic.  (Forthcoming).


  •  “Eatonville, Florida: Mythologizing the First Incorporated Black Town.”  Florida’s Golden Age, Editors Maurice O’Sullivan and Bruce Stephenson, (Florida Historical Society Press, 2018). 


  • Cracker Redemption: Life, death, and homecoming in The Problem with Murmur Lee.”  In Women of Florida Fiction: Essays on 12 Sunshine State Writers, Editors Tammy Powley and April Van Camp, (McFarland Press, 2015). 


  •  “Passing for Racist:  Cross Creek as a Cracker Coming-of-Age Story” Florida Studies: Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association.  Editors:  Maurice J. O’Sullivan and Paul Reich, (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011).


  • Rights and Birthrights:  The mis-reading of Jacob and Esau and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man.”  Florida Studies: Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association.  Editors: Claudia Slate and Carole Policy, (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Jun 2010).


  • Hags and Whores: American Sin and Shaming from Salem to Springer.” Journal of American Culture.  (June, 2009):  146-154.


  • "'The Eye of a Needle': Morrison's Paradise, Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom, and the American Jeremiad." The Faulkner Journal. (Volume XVII, Number 2. Spring, 2002).


  • "Cowboy kitsch" in Bad Boys and Bad Girls in the Badlands: Southwest Crime and Fiction,  Steven Glassman and Maurice 0' Sullivan, eds. (Popular Press, October, 2001).
  • Interview with Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature, (2001).


  •  “Carol Hemingway's 'Two Girls': The Other Hemingway in Florida." The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature, (VllI, 1999): 95-100.


  • "The Disappearing 'I' in Our Nig." Legacy, 13.1 (June 1996): 38-53


  • "'You Don't Know about Me': The Disenfranchised Narrator in Nineteenth Century United States Fiction." DIA 56.10 (Apr 1996): 3959ADAINo.: DA9605706.




  • 2005.     Review:  Anne Blythe Meriwether, ed, Blood of My Blood by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Rodger L. Tarr, ed., Max and Marjorie: The Correspondence between Maxwell E. Perkins and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Resources for American Literary Study, Volume 9.   Eds Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley.  2005 AMS Press, Inc. New York.  406-409


  • Biographical Sketches of Faith Baldwin, Richard Stoddard and Jessamyn West,  Encyclopedia of American Literature, (1999).


  • "Harriet Prescott Spofford," The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United Sates.  eds. Cathy Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin (NY: Oxford UP, 1994)



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