Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature welcomes the submission of Articles, Notes, Archives, and Innovations 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). Archives and Innovations essays usually are not subjected to peer review but are vetted directly by the editorial staff. 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. If preferred, an original and three copies of a paper manuscript may be submitted with a self-addressed envelope bearing postage sufficient for the return of one copy of the manuscript (U. S. postage only; manuscripts to international addresses cannot be returned). Address submissions to Editor, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104.

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

Anglo-American Women Writers and Representations of Indianness, 1629-1824. By Cathy Rex. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015.

Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism. By J. Samaine Lockwood. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Bridges to Memory: Postmemory in Contemporary Ethnic American Women’s Fiction. By Maria Rice Bellamy. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

Bridging the Divide: The Selected Poems of Hava Pinhas-Cohen. Translated by Sharon Hart-Green. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015.

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women’s Writing. Edited by Linda H. Peterson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Cuando México se (re)apropria de Texas: Ensayos / When Mexico Recaptures Texas: Essays. By Carmen Boullosa. Translated by Nicolás Kanellos. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, 2015.

Eugenia: A Fictional Sketch of Future Customs. By Eduardo Urzaiz. Edited and translated by Sarah A. Buck Kachaluba and Aaron Dziubinskyj. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016.

Geis. By Caitríona O’Reilly. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 2015.

“How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs. By Tahneer Oksman. Gender and Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

Iron John: A Book About Men. By Robert Bly. Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition. Philadelphia: De Capo Press, 2015.

Katherine Mansfield and Translation. Edited by Claire Davison, Gerri Kimber, and Todd Martin. Katherine Mansfield Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

Lesbian Decadence: Representations in Art and Literature of Fin-de-Siècle France. By Nicole G. Albert. Translated by Nancy Erber and William Peniston. New York: Harrington Park Press, 2016.

“Margaret Fuller.” Special Issue of Nineteenth Century Prose. Edited by Brigitte Bailey. Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015).

A Mysterious Life and Calling: From Slavery to Ministry in South Carolina. By Reverend Mrs. Charlotte S. Riley. Edited by Crystal J. Lucky. Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016.

New Approaches to “Gone with the Wind. Edited by James A. Crank. Southern Literary Studies. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015.

The New Gothic Woman: Reconfigurations of Distress. By Patricia Murphy. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2016.

New World Courtships: Transatlantic Alternatives to Companionate Marriage. By Melissa M. Adams-Campbell. Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2015.

Of Women Born: A Literary Ethics of Suffering. By Cynthia R. Wallace. Gender, Theory, and Religion. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s. By Mary Helen Washington. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Reading Trauma Narratives: The Contemporary Novel and the Psychology of Oppression. By Laurie Vickroy. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

Recipes for Thought: Knowledge and Taste in the Early Modern English Kitchen. By Wendy Wall. Material Texts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

Reconstructing Violence: The Southern Rape Complex in Film and Literature. By Deborah E. Barker. Southern Literary Studies. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015.

Sexual Politics. By Kate Millett. Foreword by Catharine A. McKinnon and Afterword by Rebecca Mead. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

This Book is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics. Edited by Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016.

Two Confessions. By María Zambrano and Rosa Chacel. Translated by Noël Valis and Carol Maier. New York: State University of New York Press, 2015.

The Unfixed Horizon: New Selected Poems. By Medbh McGuckian. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 2015.

The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman’s Memoirs. By Urmila Pawar. Translated by Maya Pandit. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Women Dramatists, Humor, and the French Stage, 1802-1855. By Joyce Johnston. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Women Ethnographers and Native Women Storytellers: Relational Science, Ethnographic Collaboration, and Tribal Community. By Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez. Native American Literary Studies. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.

Words of Witness: Black Women’s Autobiography in the Post-Brown Era. By Angela A. Ards. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.

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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