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

Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous. By Brigitte Weltman-Aron. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Approaches to Teaching Sand’s “Indiana.” Edited by David A. Powell and Pratima Prasad. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

Armed Ambiguity: Women Warriors in German Literature and Culture in the Age of Goethe. By Julie Koser. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016.

The Astral H. D.: Occult and Religious Sources and Contexts for H. D.’s Poetry and Prose. By Matte Robinson. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Baptist Women’s Writings in Revolutionary Culture, 1640-1680. By Rachel Adcock. Women and Gender in the Early Modern World. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015.

Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism, and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton. Edited by Mary Chapman. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.

Beyond the Cloister: Catholic Englishwomen and Early Modern Literary Culture. By Jenna Lay. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper. By Marta Caminero-Santangelo. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016.

E. OE. Somerville and Martin Ross: Female Authorship and Literary Collaboration. By Anne Jamison. Cork: Cork University Press, 2016.

The Edge of Worlds. By Martha Wells. New York: Night Shades Books, 2016.

The Enigma of Iris Murphy. By Maureen Millea Smith. Livingston, AL: Livingston Press, 2016.

Fashion and Fiction: Self-Transformation in Twentieth-Century American Literature. By Lauren S. Cardon. Cultural Frames, Framing Culture. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016.

Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism. By Bryce Traister. Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016.

Feminist Moments: Reading Feminist Texts. Edited by Susan Bruce and Katherine Smits. Textual Moments in the History of Political Thought. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016.

The Fiction of Valerie Martin: An Introduction. By Veronica Makowsky. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016.

The Future of Silence: Fiction by Korean Women. Edited and Translated from Korean by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton. Brookline, MA: Zephyr Press, 2016.

A History of Twentieth-Century American Women’s Poetry. Edited by Linda A. Kinnahan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right. By Christopher Douglas. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016.

Indecent Exposure: Gender, Politics, and Obscene Comedy in Middle English Literature. By Nicole Nolan Sidhu. The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

In Other Words. By Jhumpa Lahiri. Translated from Italian by Ann Goldstein. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero: Voice, Vision, Politics, and Performance in U. S. Contemporary Women’s Poetics. Edited by Laura Hinton. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.

The Lost Garden. By Li Ang. Translated from Chinese by Sylvia Li-Chun Lin with Howard Goldblatt.
Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

Love Highway. By Stephanie Dickinson. New York: Spuyten Duyvil, 2015.

Lydia Ginzburg’s Prose: Reality in Search of Literature. By Emily Van Buskirk. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.

Memory at Bay: A Novel. By Évelyne Trouillot. Translated from French by Paul Curtis Daw. Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

Memory, War, and Dictatorship in Recent Spanish Fiction by Women. By Sarah Leggott. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2015.

The Message of the City: Dawn Powell’s New York Novels, 1925-1962. By Patricia E. Palermo. Athens, OH: Swallow Press, 2016.

A Notorious Woman: Anne Royall in Jacksonian America. By Elizabeth J. Clapp. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016.

Opening Acts: Narrative Beginnings in Twentieth-Century Feminist Fiction. By Catherine Romagnolo. Frontiers of Narrative. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Poisonous Muse: The Female Poisoner and the Framing of Popular Authorship in Jacksonian America. By Sara L. Crosby. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2016.

Policing Gender and Alicia Giménez Bartlett’s Crime Fiction. By Nina L. Molinaro. New Hispanisms Cultural and Literary Studies. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015.

Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Edited by Timothy F. Jackson. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016.

Style and the Single Girl: How Modern Women Re-Dressed the Novel, 1922-1977. By Hope Howell Hodgkins. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016.

The Submerged Plot and the Mother’s Pleasure: From Jane Austen to Arundhati Roy. By Kelly A. Marsh. Theory and Interpretation of Narrative. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016.

Sugawara and the Secrets of Calligraphy. Edited and Translated from Japanese by Stanleigh H. Jones, Jr. Translations from the Asian Classics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

The Threshold of Manifest Destiny: Gender and National Expansion in Florida. By Laurel Clark Shire. Early American Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

Unholyland the Trilogy: A Love Story. By Aidan Andrew Dun. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2016.

Vision in the Novels of George Sand. By Manon Mathias. Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

The Weight of Paradise. By Iman Humaydan. Translated from Arabic by Michelle Hartman. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2016.

Westerns: A Women’s History. By Victoria Lamont. Postwestern Horizons. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Women Lovers, or The Third Woman. By Natalie Clifford Barney. Edited and Translated from French by Chelsea Ray. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016.

Women’s Experimental Writing: Negative Aesthetics and Feminist Critique. By Ellen E. Berry. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Women’s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire. Edited by Mary McAleer Balkun and Susan C. Imbarrato. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Woolf: A Guide for the Perplexed. By Kathryn Simpson. Bloomsbury Guides for the Perplexed. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

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