Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature welcomes the submission of Articles, Notes, Archives, Innovations, and Academy essays on women’s literature in all time periods and places, including foreign-language literatures, and in every genre—poetry, prose, drama, essays, diaries, memoirs, journalism, and criticism. While submissions need not be exclusively concerned with female writers, the focus must be on women and writing, explicating the specific links between the woman writer and her work. Tulsa Studies particularly encourages work in feminist critical and literary theory.

Articles must place the writer and her work in some larger literary, historical, political, or social framework and argue a thesis that encompasses more than a reading of a single text or several texts by a single author. Articles should be 6,000-9,000 words, excluding endnotes. Please also send an abstract of no more than 100-200 words. Notes can be up to 4,000 words and need to present 1) new, factual material concerning a writer or her work; or 2) illuminate a problem of textual interpretation based on factual bibliographical or biographical information. Archives essays should be presented as bibliographies, descriptions of particular archives, or narratives of archival research. They should be limited to 1,500-3,000 words (for further information, see p. 144 of Vol. 5, No. 1, and pp. 213-14 of Vol. 25, No. 2). Innovations essays are descriptions of new approaches to the study of women’s writing, such as digital humanities projects, or reflections on the effects of such projects on the field; they are approximately 2,000-5,000 words (see pp. 214-15 of Vol. 25, No. 2). Academy essays discuss challenges in the academy as they impact women scholars or the study of women’s literature and can be up to 2,500 words (see p. 338 of Vol. 35, No. 2). Tulsa Studies also publishes Book Reviews, which are requested by the Book Review Editor, and Review Essays, which are commissioned by the Editor.

All submissions must use endnotes that conform to the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Contributors are responsible for providing complete and accurate bibliographical documentation. All submissions must be in English; foreign-language quotations will be printed with accompanying English-language translations provided by the author. Submissions are given anonymous review. Contributors’ names should not appear on manuscripts (but rather on a cover letter and abstract); authors may speak in the first person but should not identify themselves by name in the text of the essay or in the accompanying notes. All submissions to Tulsa Studies that meet the criteria detailed above will receive one or two readings by members of the Editorial Board or specialist readers and a reading by the Editor. Final decisions for publication rest with the Editor.

Tulsa Studies requests that electronic submissions be made as Microsoft Word attachments and sent to Please include contact information in a cover letter or email. An abstract should be sent as a separate document.

Tulsa Studies does not consider submissions that have been published or are under consideration elsewhere. The University of Tulsa holds copyright on all published materials.

Book Reviews

See general guidelines here and translation guidelines here.

Publishers may send review copies to the following address:

Attn: Book Review Editor
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

Current List of Books Received

Agrotopias: An American Literary History of Sustainability. By Abby L. Goode. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2022.

A Mother Speaks, A Daughter Listens: Journeying Together Through Dementia. By Felicia Mitchell. Decatur: Wising Up Press, 2022.

“Andrea Levy, in Memoriam.” Edited by Henghameh Saroukhani, Sarah Lawson Welsh, and Michael Perfect. Special issue of ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, 53, No. 1-2, 2022.

Antigone’s Example: Early Modern Women’s Political Writing in Times of Civil War from Christine de Pizan to Helen Maria Williams. By Mihoko Suzuki. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

Between Worlds: Mina Loy’s Aesthetic Itineraries. By Yasna Bozhkova. Clemson: Clemson University Press, 2022.

Black American Women’s Voices and Transgenerational Trauma: Re(-)membering in Neo-Slave Narratives. By Valérie Croisille. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021.

Cather and Opera. By David McKay Powell. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2022.

Critical Perspectives on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Edited by Amritjit Singh, Robin E. Field, and Samina Najmi. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2022.

The Drum is a Wild Woman: Jazz and Gender in African Diaspora Literature. By Patricia G. Lespinasse. Mississippi: University of Mississippi Press, 2022.

Dystopias and Utopias on Earth and Beyond: Feminist Ecocriticism of Science Fiction. Edited by Douglas A. Vakoch. Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment. New York: Routledge, 2021.

Ecofeminist Science Fiction: International Perspectives on Gender, Ecology, and Literature. Edited by Douglas A. Vakoch. Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment. New York: Routledge, 2021.

Enchanted Dulcinea. By Angelinia Muñiz-Huberman. Translated by Rebecca Marquis. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2022.

Engaging Italy: American Women’s Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks. By Etta M. Madden. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2022.

The Female Figure in Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Poetry. By Patricia Boyle Haberstroh. Cork: Cork University Press, 2013.

Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing: A 21st Century Global Context. By Dobrota Pucherová. London: Routledge, 2022.

Mothering India: Women’s Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947). By Susmita Roy. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2021.

Muslim Textualities: A Literary Approach to Feminism. By Jean M. Kane. New York: Routledge, 2022.

Political Affairs of the Heart: Female Travel Writers, the Sentimental Travelogue, and Revolution, 1775-1800. By Linda Van Netten Blimke. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2022.

(P)rescription Narratives: Feminist Medical Fiction and the Failure of American Censorship. By Stephanie Peebles Tavera. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022.

Self-Made Women in the 1920s United States: Literary Trailblazers. By Matthew Niven Teorey. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2022.

Shapeshifting Subjects: Gloria Anzaldua’s Naguala and Border Arte. By Kelli D. Zaytoun. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2022.

Virginia Woolf and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers: Victorian Legacies and Literary Afterlives. By Anne Reus. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022.

Virginia Woolf’s Mythic Method. By Amy C. Smith. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2022.

Women in Wartime: Theatrical Representations in the Long Eighteenth Century. By Paula R. Backscheider. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 2022.

Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

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