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

Christina Stead and the Matter of America. By Fiona Morrison. Sydney Studies in Australian Literature. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2019.

The Daily Jane Austen: A Year of Quotes. Edited and Foreword by Devoney Looser. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture. By Julie Olin- Ammentorp. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.

Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present. By Kyle Garton-Gundling. Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2019.

The Epistolary Art of Catherine the Great. By Kelsey Rubin-Detlev. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019.

Faraway Women and the Atlantic Monthly. By Cathryn Halverson. Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2019.

The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns. By Matty Weingast. Foreword by Bhikkhuni Anandabodhi. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications, 2020.

Grounds of Natural Philosophy. By Margaret Cavendish. Edited by Anne M. Thell. Broadview Editions. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press. 2020.

Horrible Mothers: Representations Across Francophone North America. Edited by Loïc Bourdeau. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.

How Women Must Write: Inventing the Russian Woman Poet. By Olga Peters Hasty. Studies in Russian Literature and Theory. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2020.

Misreading Anita Brookner: Aestheticism, Intertextuality, and the Queer Nineteenth Century. By Peta Mayer. Liverpool English Texts and Studies. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020.

The Mother House. By Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 2020.

The Music Book: A Novel. By Karen Osborn. Livingston, AL: Livingston Press, 2020.

New Woman Ecologies: From Arts and Crafts to the Great War and Beyond. By Alicia Carroll. Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019.

Osnabrück Station to Jerusalem: A Memoir. By Hélène Cixous. Translated by Peggy Kamuf. Foreword by Eva Hoffman. New York: Fordham University Press, 2020.

Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War. By Mona L. Siegel. Columbia Studies in International and Global History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020.

The Personal and the Political in American Working-Class Literature, 1850-1939: Defining the Radical Romance. By Laurie J. C. Cella. Innovation and Activism in American Women’s Writing. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.

Pet Projects: Animal Fiction and Taxidermy in the Nineteenth-Century Archive. By Elizabeth Young. Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2019.

The Roaring Girl. By Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker. Edited by Kelly Stage. Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2019.

“Theatricals of Day”: Emily Dickinson and Nineteenth-Century American Popular Culture. By Sandra Runzo. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2019.

Ukrainian Women Writers and the National Imaginary: From the Collapse of the USSR to the Euromaidan. By Oleksandra Wallo. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020.

Understanding Marsha Norman. By Lisa Tyler. Understanding Contemporary American Literature. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2019.

Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture. By Aneeka Ayanna Henderson. Gender and American Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

Women Making Modernism. Edited by Erica Gene Delsandro. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2020.

Women of Valor: Orthodox Jewish Troll Fighters, Crime Writers, and Rock Stars in Contemporary Literature and Culture. By Karen E. H. Skinazi. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 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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