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

Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Nella Larsen. Edited by Jacquelyn Y. McLendon. Approaches to Teaching World Literature. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016.


ActivAmerica. By Meagan Cass. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2017.

The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century. By Kyla Schuller. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

Burger. By Carol J. Adams. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

Darwin and Women: A Selection of Letters. By Samantha Evans. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

The Evolution of the French Courtesan Novel: From de Chabrillan to Colette. By Courtney Sullivan. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

The Female Philosopher and Her Afterlives: Mary Wollstonecraft, The British Novel, and Transformations of Feminism, 1796-1811. By Deborah Weiss. Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

A History of Early Modern Women’s Writing. Edited by Patricia Phillippy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Interfamily Tanci Writing in Nineteenth-Century China: Bonds and Boundaries. By Yu Zhang. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.

Jane Austen and Masculinity. Edited by Michael Kramp. Transits: Literature, Thought and Culture, 1650-1850. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2018.

Migrating Fictions: Gender, Race, and Citizenship in U. S. Internal Displacements. By Abigail G. H. Manzella. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2018.

Mihrî Hatun: Performance, Gender Bending, and Subversion in Ottoman Intellectual History. By Didem Havliogˇlu. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2017.

Miss Stephen’s Apprenticeship: How Virginia Stephens Became Virginia Woolf. By Rosalind Brackenbury. Muse Books: The Iowa Series in Creativity and Writing. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2018.

Odious Caribbean Women and the Palpable Aesthetics of Transgression. By Gladys M. Francis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.

The Poems of Olivia Elder. Edited by Andrew Carpenter. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2017.

Politics and Affect in Black Women’s Fiction. By Kathy Glass. Philosophy of Race. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.

Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination. By Kristen Lillvis. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017.

The Radio. By Leontia Flynn. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 2018.

Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen. By Jocelyn Harris. Transits: Literature, Thought and Culture, 1650-1850. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2017.

Something Complete and Great: The Centennial Study of “My Ántonia.” Edited by Holly Blackford. The Farleigh Dickinson University Press Series on Willa Cather in Memory of Merrill M. Skaggs. Madison, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018.

Spoiling the Stories: The Rise of Israeli Women’s Fiction. By Tamar Merin. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016.

Staging Creolization: Women’s Theater and Performance from the French Caribbean. By Emily Sahakian. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017.

Trapeze: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1947-1955. Edited by Paul Herron. Athens, OH: Swallow Press, 2017.

Unveiling Desire: Fallen Women in Literature, Culture, and Films of the East. Edited by Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2018.

We Were the Lucky Ones. By Georgia Hunter. New York: Penguin Books, 2017.
Witness, Warning, and Prophecy: Quaker Women’s Writing, 1655-1700. Edited by Teresa Feroli and Margaret Olofson Thickstun. The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series. Toronto: Iter Press and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018.




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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